bench, coat rack, and wall painted purple to mimic built-in mud room area

Create a Built-in Look With Paint

Smart use of color unifies a simple coatrack and separate bench

How to Build a Hairpin-Leg Coffee Table

How to Build a Hairpin-Leg Coffee Table

Blending rustic wood with industrial metal, this coffee table has a high-end look—but costs less than $70 to make.

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Quick Fixes to Do Before Holiday Guests Arrive

Make sure your home is in top shape for festivities with friends and family

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A Cheery Fireplace for $795

A dingy hearth wall gets a new look with fresh finishes and light, bright storage

Richard Trethewey and homeowner dry-fitting the shower assembly

How to Add a Shower to a Claw-Foot Tub

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey outfits an old standalone tub with a new showerhead

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    How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
    A makeover doesn't necessarily mean replacing those gloomy cabinets. You can clean them up and brush on some new paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.
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