Category Archives: Tools and Techniques

Updating/Restoring an Old Stereo Console – DIY – Part 2 – Demo

**Finished Product Post** I started moving forward with the stereo console project this weekend. Below, you can see the before picture of the console. It was purchased in 1971 by my parents and is representative of the style of the … Continue reading

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Corner Mount Your TV on the Wall For Less than 50 Bucks – DIY

Cost, Time, and Skills: I spent $40 on this project, plus some leftover paint. I used a circular saw, power drill/driver, lag bolts, a cheap tv mount, and some paint. You’ll be lifting wood, and a tv, up high, so … Continue reading

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Removing Paint from Old Window Hardware – DIY

One of my least favorite things about owning an old house is the fact that, somewhere down the line, a lazy person painted over all of the hardware throughout the house. This includes doorknob escutcheons, window hardware, light switch plates, … Continue reading

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