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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH.

If you like the look of aged copper but can only afford cast aluminum--or even plastic--then you can fool everyone into THINKING you could afford the real thing. All it takes is paint. Don't worry if you're not artistic; you don't need to be. It even helps if you're naturally messy. But the results are impressive.

You can do it, with sensitivity and patience
Take it from garage sale to chic
Think twice: does it mean things or people?