Without nails, pictures would congregate unseen and unloved at ankle level, tying shoelaces together in misguided attempts to get attention. Stave off picture-frame pranks with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-improvement supplies at Dickson Brothers True Value in Cambridge.
A Harvard Square fixture for more than 50 years, Dickson Brothers equips crafty carpenters and handy homeowners with home-improvement supplies to help execute DIY restorations. Create family-room frescoes with California and Pratt & Lambert paints ($36.99/gallon), using tidy tools such as brooms ($5.69), irons ($17.99), and vacuums ($69.99) as inspiration. Illuminate lavish living spaces with lava lamps ($17.99) while brand-new teakettles ($20.99) warm up human interiors.
Dickson Brothers' helpful handymen also craft keys ($1.75) to lock and unlock homes, cars, and keep beloved bi-wheeled land-chariots ($15.99). Whether you're setting up new shelving or reanimating butlers made from discarded toaster parts, Dickson Brothers provides the tools for weekends filled with domestic refurbishments.
26 Brattle St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138Get Directions