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Board: Black and Blue Thumb Awards

We've all had our little home improvement snafus, our fix-it gaffes--you know, the time you splattered paint on the floor, or short-circuited the house when all you wanted to do was change a light bulb. Tell us why you deserve The TOH Black-and-Blue Thumb Award this year!

If you're not interested in advertising your blunder on our boards, feel free to e-mail your story to us at diydisasters@thisoldhouse.com

  1. Smile Not just my thumb

    Started by samsmom, 11-28-2007 04:49 PM
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    02-04-2009, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Locked Out

    Started by DOITMYSELF, 10-31-2007 10:49 AM
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,516
    11-24-2007, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  3. I ripped my rotator cuff

    Started by debbysewn, 01-09-2008 12:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,303
    08-21-2008, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Wallpaper or Paint?

    Started by Chicki, 10-25-2007 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,787
    10-10-2008, 12:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Paint'n my pickup

    Started by kentvw, 10-24-2007 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,143
    10-24-2007, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  6. One stooge of a plumber

    Started by Ravens53, 01-14-2008 02:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,997
    05-24-2008, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  7. learning to pitch

    Started by docvox, 12-26-2007 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,833
    01-10-2008, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  8. The Jack Hammer Won

    Started by Hatsephsut, 11-12-2008 10:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,719
    12-01-2008, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Mail Box Fun

    Started by dalsbabygally, 10-23-2007 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,669
    10-23-2007, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  10. More than Black & Blue

    Started by ashas, 02-20-2008 01:06 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,609
    02-20-2008, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Talking Here Kitty, Kitty

    Started by Jeanette, 12-07-2007 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-07-2007, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  12. way too much moisture in attic crawl space

    Started by Boyd Mooore, 01-21-2008 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,495
    01-21-2008, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  13. Timber!!!

    Started by peacenluv72, 11-08-2007 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,467
    11-08-2007, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Red face New "eye make-up"

    Started by RobbieRogers, 12-17-2007 06:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,434
    12-17-2007, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Merry (drip) Christmas (drip drip drip)

    Started by DRLOGAN52, 10-31-2007 07:57 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-31-2007, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Stopping the saw...by hand

    Started by LI_BugGuy, 02-04-2010 09:32 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,086
    02-04-2010, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  17. We don't need those poles in the basement, do we?

    Started by LouieJ99, 01-30-2010 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,037
    01-30-2010, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  18. Thumbthings Wrong!

    Started by finfan1301, 01-26-2010 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,034
    02-03-2010, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  19. Adventures in Plumbing

    Started by athos555, 01-27-2010 09:48 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 985
    01-27-2010, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  20. My soooore thumb!!

    Started by nono, 01-26-2010 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 733
    01-26-2010, 10:03 PM Go to last post

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