How to keep the shine on old brass hardware
Plus, restoring hardwood floors without hammering the nail heads so they’re flush with the surface.
 
How to keep an area rug from creeping on a carpeted floor
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to repair water-damaged oak veneer
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to fix a broken bedrail
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to restore finish on a tile
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to remove stains in the microwave
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to clean brown stains from a formerly white Corian kitchen sink
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to restore the look of brick on a chimney that’s been painted over
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to fix a broken barstool
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to remove a rust stain on a shower floor
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to repair or replace a 1960s Siesta chair
(The Washington Post, June 17, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to replace Chippendale drawer pulls
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to get rid of a ring on a coffee table
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to clean an antique basket
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to fix a shoddy masonry repair
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 1:54 PM)
 
How to restyle upholstered furniture
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to restore old radiators
(The Washington Post, May 6, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to repair bathroom wainscoting
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2015; 1:00 PM)
 
How to replace the seats on Italian kitchen chairs
(The Washington Post, April 22, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to replace the glass in a framed mirror
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to repair or replace scarred Formica
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to restore antique opera glasses
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to glue a chair back together
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to remove a ceiling medallion
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to protect a dark hardwood floor — or at least hide the damage
(The Washington Post, March 11, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to repair cracked molding seams
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to repair burned fireplace tiles
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to renew a pair of down pillows
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to pick the right kind of paint for a bathroom
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to fix the stain on a paneled door
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to get old windows restored
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to repair veneer on a mid-century Kofod-Larsen chair
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
How to fix an old German radio
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2015; 2:00 PM)
 
How to clean a muddy rug
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to reattach the backs on Grandma’s chrome chairs
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2014; 7:00 AM)
 
How to restore and clean slate
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2014; 7:00 AM)
 
How to restore a brass kickplate
(The Washington Post, December 10, 2014; 1:00 PM)
 
How to make a tricky staircase safe for children
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2014; 9:00 AM)
 
How to repair broken stained glass
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 12:00 PM)
 
How to make drawers open and close smoothly
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2014; 12:30 PM)
 
How to repair stained brass leaf
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2014; 5:00 AM)
 
How to paint wooden blinds
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2014; 1:22 PM)
 
How to repair cracked concrete steps
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
How to restore Fireslate countertops
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2014; 11:00 AM)
 
How to find reeded glass
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 12:24 PM)
 
How to repair a wooden market umbrella
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2014; 1:47 PM)
 
How to give a concrete floor a cost-effective update
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 2:19 PM)
 
How to replace a broken door latch
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2014; 12:26 PM)
 
How to replace a discontinued cabinet door
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2014; 1:28 PM)
 
How to repair cylinder music boxes
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 1:51 PM)