John L. Scott

Tag: DIY

Posted on 01/05/2022
DIY Projects: Essential Tools Every Homeowner Should Have
When you plan to tackle DIY projects around the house, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. You’ll find several construction tools designed for these kinds of projects, but which ones do you really need? While some projects might need more complex tools or tools for a specific purpose, such as demolition, other projects just...
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Posted on 12/22/2021
Prepare Your Home for Staging With These Tips
Image by Mylene2401 from Pixabay To get the best possible price for your home it’s a good idea to hire a professional home stager. However, there are still many things you can do by yourself to prepare your house for the market. Tackling the minor projects on your own before the staging professional even arrives will make their...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
3 Ways to Build Your Own End Table
If you’re looking to get into DIY furniture, end tables are the perfect place to start. End tables are small, versatile and useful in any space. You can even use them as accent pieces to make a bold style statement as well as provide excellent functionality. Here we’ve put together some ideas for DIY end table projects to...
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Posted on 12/01/2021
Your Guide to Pressing Leaves for Artwork
Some might be familiar with the old practice of pressing leaves or flowers inside books to keep them preserved. While this is a fun way to keep and dry plants, you miss out on the opportunity to display those plants as art in your home. If you have fallen leaves from your houseplants or from the outside world...
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Posted on 11/17/2021
DIY: Go Door Chic with Antique Doorknobs
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Posted on 09/29/2021
DIY Guide: Mosaic Stepping Stones For Your Garden
If you’re looking for garden decor that will also add important functionality to the space, mosaic stepping stones might be your perfect option. Mosaic is an excellent technique for making your own outdoor decorations as it is extremely tough and weather-resistant. Here are the materials and steps for making mosaic stepping stones for your garden or yard. Materials...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Add a Touch of Nostalgia by Using Vintage Tinware as Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 03/25/2020
Outdoor DIY: How to Resurface Tabletops Using Concrete or Tile
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Give new life to outdoor tabletops using concrete or tile - and liven up one of the most important parts of your home, your porch or patio. It is surprisingly easy to make over an existing table; in some cases, the base of a table remains in excellent shape, while the horizontal surface...
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Posted on 01/29/2020
Step-by-Step: Creating a Cubby Bookshelf
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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Posted on 01/01/2020
Light up Your Outdoor Oasis After the Sun Goes Down
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 12/18/2019
Tips On Resurfacing Your Deck
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 09/18/2019
So What, Exactly, is Shiplap?
If you’ve spent any time watching home shows over the last few seasons, you’ll have heard the term “shiplap” to describe a wall feature. But what is shiplap, and why is it a coveted wallcovering? Historic shiplap By definition, “shiplap” is lumber planking milled with a rabbeted joint along the length of the top and bottom horizontal-edges designed...
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