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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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Applying Wood Putty to Wood Siding Before Painting – DIY – Video

After scraping for what seems like forever, we continued our painting prep work by applying wood putty to the imperfections in each of the siding boards. This step is extremely important if you want to have siding that is smooth. … Continue reading

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