Larry Bilotti

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Executive Editor at BobVila.com and avid DIYer. Formerly Executive Editor for Country Living Magazine, Larry spends most weekends updating a 1890s house in The Catskills, New York. Check him out on Google+!

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JANUARY 26, 2012 | THURSDAY
3 Easy DIY Wreaths from 1 Evergreen Form

One of the easiest ways to decorate your home for the holidays is with a seasonal wreath. There are many options available, from pine-studded, ribbon-draped, natural pine variations to th...

JANUARY 26, 2012 | THURSDAY
A Starbucks Christmas Carol

Every time I look in my wastebasket at work, there is a Starbucks coffee cup, sip lid, and thermal cup sleeve (or if it's summer, a clear plastic cup, flat top lid, and green straw) looki...

JANUARY 17, 2012 | TUESDAY
Eve Ashcraft's "The Right Color"

If you're anything like me, standing in front of a sea of paint colors at the local home center can be an angst-ridden experience.   Sure, I can spot colors that I like, and even whittle ...

JANUARY 11, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Hammer Time: The Art of Roy Mackey

As you know from my prior posts, I am as fascinated with tools for their purpose and usefulness as I am for their shape, design and—dare I say—beauty. Take the hammer as an example. Here'...

NOVEMBER 23, 2011 | WEDNESDAY
10 Ways to Bring Historic Style Home

Period details are not a thing of the past with today's stylish reproductions.

NOVEMBER 22, 2011 | TUESDAY
Macy's Day Parade: A Little Perspective

You don’t have to be from New York—or even have visited the city—to know that Thanksgiving and the Big Apple mean just one thing: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year marks the 8...

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 | TUESDAY
Concrete Blocks: Foundations to Art

I know what you're thinking—a concrete block. Big deal. But take a look at it. Solidly built. Produced with hollow centers to reduce weight, improve insulation, and, when filled, enhance ...

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 | TUESDAY
The 10 Best Bird Feeders for Your Wintertime Yard

This winter, keep the birds happy and fed with one of these fully functionally yet delightfully decorative feeders.

OCTOBER 14, 2011 | FRIDAY
MyLowe's: Managing DIY Projects and Dreams

This is a test: What type of filter does your furnace or air conditioner require?  What is the paint color of your living room walls?  What is the finish of that paint—is it eggshell, sem...

OCTOBER 5, 2011 | WEDNESDAY
Kobalt Tools: Power and Value at Lowe's

When I consider the assortment of power tools that I've purchased, collected and inherited over time, I am amazed that I have been able to complete the projects that I have.   And nothing...