Need a little DIY inspiration for the last few days of Apartment Therapy Home Hacks month? The young couple (with more love than money) in this short film show us how they transformed their Lower East Side walk-up apartment in 1958. Enjoy!

"The paint just bubbles off!"

The chemicals and fumes in this apartment would be enough to knock-out an elephant!

This movie is part of the collection of the Prelinger Archives.

Thanks Christian!