Vintage Family Handyman Project: 10 Ways to Build Style Into Your Home in 1982
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's a look back at these vintage ways to add style into your home.
Add Style Into Your Home: Advice From 1982
Family Handyman launched in 1951, so 2021 marks our 70th anniversary. We’re celebrating with some of our favorite content from over the years. This project about adding style into your home ran in our October 1982 issue.
As the article says, “Wallcoverings have an advantage that goes beyond the fact they cover walls so well. Within their patterns, bold or fine, there are central motifs you can repeat throughout a room.”
Do you love the ’80s? Check out these vintage Family Handyman covers from the ’80s.
Design Your Own Dishwasher Panel
“Your dishwasher can be the starting point of a whole kitchen decorating scheme.” While we don’t think this design tip is still in style, stainless steel is all the rage for kitchen appliances today.
Plus, here are the most reliable dishwashers on the market.
Recall the Past on Your Walls
“The dignity and charm of America’s early heritage has been captured in a new collection of fabrics and wallcoverings based on designs and objects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”
Plus, check out these Family Handyman vintage truck ads from the ‘80s.
Easy Steps To a New Railing System
“Now you can assemble a balcony or stair railing without complicated sawing and attaching of balusters (vertical pieces) and fillet pieces.”
Install a Ceramic Tile Stove Surround
Greet the World With a European Leaded Glass Door
“Light-reflecting clear European antique glass circles accent these two wood-panel doors by Nord. The Morning Sun is touched with feathery glue-chip glass for contrast.”