Transform standard metal pieces into antique-looking bronze or aged copper for the price of a can of spray paint. Remove the hardware, spray several light coats over the pieces, and let dry before reinstalling. Recommended: Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic and Krylon Rust Protector Metallic Finish, about $10 for an 11-ounce can; at home centers | Photo: Ted Morrison | thisoldhouse.com
See how the TOH TV pros give a once drafty and underinsulated New England house a state-of-the-art efficiency makeover. And learn how these upgrades can help you can save, too. | Photo: Anthony Tieuli | thisoldhouse.com
Budget fixes for drafty windows. | thisoldhouse.com
Running toilets and dripping faucets are two of the most annoying kitchen and bath plumbing problems. we show you how to fix them. | Photo: Geoffrey Gross | thisoldhouse.com
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From windows that rattle, to cracks in the driveway and moldy bathroom caulk, we've got 52 DIY fixes for annoying home ailments (1 for every week of the year!) | Photo: Ian Spanier | thisoldhouse.com
Glue a magnet to the bottom of the hammer so you don't have to hold nails in your mouth while hanging pictures.
Silence squeaky wood floors by sprinkling on talcum powder.Use a paintbrush to work the powder into the joints between boards and sweep away any excess. For tight spots you can use powdered graphite that's squeezed from a tube. Photo: Laura Moss. thisoldhouse.com