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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JUNE 26, 2012 | TUESDAY
How To: Replace a Window Screen

The screens on your windows are there for a purpose. If they get a snag, a tear or a hole, they lose their effectiveness of keeping insects out. Don't despair. You can change the screenin...

JUNE 25, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Make a Kite

There's nothing more fun for a child than learning to fly a kite. Who doesn't remember the thrill of watching their first kite catch a breeze and start the long climb skyward? But you can...

JUNE 23, 2012 | SATURDAY
How To: Decorate Garden Pots

Looking for something to do with all of those clay pots that have been collecting dust in your garage or garden shed?  Here's a decorative approach—using paint, stencils and a little imag...

JUNE 19, 2012 | TUESDAY
How To: Refinish a Wood Table

Let's face it, the easiest way to transform an old piece of furniture is to paint it. But if the piece is well-constructed and made of solid wood, then you might want to consider restorin...

JUNE 18, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Replace an Outdoor Wall Sconce

Updating the entrance to your home is a relatively easy thing to do. Add a pop of color by painting the front door in a fresh coat of gloss paint or strip it down to the natural wood. Con...

JUNE 18, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Seal a Driveway

Sealing your driveway may seem like a bothersome chore, but its benefits are significant. First, a regular coat of sealer can extend the life of your driveway by protecting it from damage...

JUNE 14, 2012 | THURSDAY
Mower Safety Tips from John Deere

Mowing accidents lead to 68,000 trips to the emergency room every year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. What are you doing to keep yourself safe while operating a mower t...

JUNE 14, 2012 | THURSDAY
House Arc: Stylish and Flat-Packed for Shipping

The House Arc, designed by Joseph Bellomo of Bellomo Architects in Palo Alto, California, is a kit home that represents an off-the-grid model for compact, easy-to-build housing. Featured ...

JUNE 13, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Stain a Wood Deck

A wood deck is certainly a thing of beauty, but only if it is well maintained from year to year. If your deck is showing signs of weather and wear, some simple maintenance and a fresh coa...

JUNE 7, 2012 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Wood Shutters

If you are a fan of salvage, like I am, you will understand what delight I felt upon discovering these weathered, blue-painted shutters. I didn't quite know how I was going to use them at...