Should You Rent a Portable Generator?

Maybe you need power to light up a construction site at night. Maybe you know in advance that bad weather is likely and you might need some backup power in your home. Or hey, maybe you are taking the whole crew camping and you know Mom won’t be able to handle it without some of…

Wedding Spotlight: Rustic Charm for TeeAnn & James Boney

  When TeeAnn and James Boney chose a rustic barn in Linden for their wedding venue, they knew they wanted a country setting that was true to their roots, but they didn’t want to sacrifice elegance. With the help of decorator Mindy Preston and a selection of affordable rentals from Dot’s Rentals & Sales, the…

Five Ways to Use Mason Jars at Your Wedding

Just face it, mason jars are the cat’s meow. Search them on Pinterest and you will find a zillion cute things to do with them. In fact, we just blogged about how mason jars can make adorable Easter centerpieces on our sister store’s blog, Dot’s Ace Hardware. That got us thinking about jars and how…

10 Things You Never Thought of Renting

Dot’s Rentals & Sales in Texarkana, TX is locally owned and carries rental products for homeowners, contractors, and weddings & parties. Maybe you’ve seen the Dot’s name but didn’t know exactly what we carry, or have rented things like tables and chairs but didn’t know we went beyond that? Here are 10 things you didn’t…

Getting Married? Here’s Why You Should Register at a Hardware Store!

Ahh, weddings. It’s one of the few times in your life as a couple that people are willing to shower you with gifts. When we think about registries, we often think about those classic wedding gifts: fine china, silver, beautiful wine glasses—things meant to last a lifetime. But let’s get real. Fine china is amazing,…

Wedding & Party Tablescapes: Lanterns

Spring is in the air! The weather is starting to change and the evenings will soon be warmer… warm enough to hold a dinner party or reception outside. One trend we are seeing featured a lot right now on party and wedding sites that we love are lanterns. When paired with candles, greenery, or even…

Squeaky Clean: Why You Should Consider Pressure Washing Your Home’s Exterior

If your home is decked out in vinyl, aluminium, steel, wood, stucco, or brick, routine power washing can brighten up your exterior and get rid of pesky mold and mildew stains. Not sure whether you want to go that route? Here are a few reasons you should consider pressure washing your home’s exterior! 1. It’s cost-effective. Pressure washing…

7 Ways to Prep Your Lawn for Spring

We think it’s safe to say that winter weather is mostly done in East Texas. Sure, we may get a few more chilly mornings, but it’s time to accept that the snow day just isn’t coming. The good news is, when we get a clear day and want to head outdoors, it’s not too soon…

No Tools? No Problem! Rent Tools for Your Next DIY Project

Been putting off a DIY project because you don’t have the right tools in your garage? We’ve got you covered! This spring, stock up on home improvement supplies at Dot’s Ace Hardware and rent the big items (think nail guns, tile saws, etc.) from Dot’s Rentals & Sales. Here are a few projects that require…

Kids as Wedding Guests: 5 Fun Ideas

featured image from weddingforward.com As we mentioned in a previous post, February is the month where planning is in full swing for weddings coming in the spring, summer & fall. Once you’ve decided what time of day you’re getting married and start working on your guest list, you’ll start to get an idea of whether…

How to Pick a Wedding Date

Picking a date is the cornerstone of your wedding planning activities. We know it’s more fun to start thinking about colors, dresses, and honeymoon destinations, but your date will help determine your theme.