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boston globe magazine
October 24, 2010
your home / do-it-yourself
45 projects under $45 (Photograph by Eric Roth)

45 projects under $45

Perk up your living space with these easy and affordable design ideas.
Husband and wife physical therapists turn their talented hands to decorating and refurbishing their house in Milton – with professional-looking results.

A home all their own

Husband and wife physical therapists turn their hands to refurbishing their Milton house.
Teen's room

Room to grow

Kids' interests change rapidly. Here are tips for creating versatile bedrooms.
For Sale By Owner

Sell it yourself and save

If you prep, price, and market your home the right way, you can find a buyer.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Will the circle be unbroken?

My husband has passed away, but I can't remove my wedding band.
dinner with cupid

Rock-solid romance

Will this jeweler and his date sparkle together?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Going to the dogs

Can you insist on order in the park? Plus, meddling sisters-in-law.
pierced column

Seeds of doubt

Ponder this before robots take over farming.
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Gui Cavalcanti
First Person

Hammer time

Robotics engineer Gui Cavalcanti, 24, cofounded Artisan’s Asylum, a Somerville work space that offers classes in metalworking, woodworking, sewing, and more.

Second time around

Twice-cooked dishes that keep getting better.
The crusade against cars

The crusade against cars

In this green age, automobile lovers are under siege. But demonizing people for enjoying a little luxury is a tough road to navigate.

More in this issue

Tales from the City
Tow for two
When a tow truck driver goes the extra mile and sign confusion.
On the Block
Elbow grease needed
hese fixer-uppers offer promise at a reasonable price.
Style Watch
Out of a slump
Fall's chicest bags are softly – and sometimes severely – structured.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
In response to our "101 Things Every Bostonian Should Know," readers suggested things 102, 103, 104 . . . Plus: veterans, politics, and the kitchen counter.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.