Category Archives: Home Decor

DIY projects, ideas, and inspiration about home decor.

DIY Old Page Wall: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

My mom wanted her walls covered in old pages for a while. (She got her inspiration from Marisa, a talented lady in her neighborhood.) So, I took on the project to cover her music room walls in old hymn book pages. My mom loves her music room now! The walls add so much character to… Read More


DIY Vintage Soap Jar: Bathroom Decor

If you’re looking for a little decor piece to freshen up your bathroom, try making a DIY soap jar. It’s so simple anyone can do it! Just use different white and cream colored soaps (unwrapped), or throw in some colored soaps that match your bathroom. Put them into a mason jar, hurricane vase, or other see-through container. I… Read More


How to Keep Your Paintbrush from Drying Out

Believe me, I am no painting expert… I’m just a woman who occasionally finds myself in the middle of painting projects. If you’re an expert you may want to stop reading, but if you’re a beginner then you may find this tip helpful. Most painting projects don’t get completed in one sitting. Either 1) you… Read More



Sofa Table Gone Rustic

Rustic is back. And one way to get an old, rustic feel into your living space is to heavily distress a piece of furniture. Distressed furniture doesn’t just look amazing, it creates a warm, homey feeling because the furniture piece looks loved and used. What went into my project: Entry/sofa Table Sandpaper Drawer knobs Spray… Read More


How to Distress an Antique Dresser

Follow these step-by-step directions on how to stain, paint, and distress dresser. I will also be taking you through my DIY project where I turned an ugly 1930’s dresser with a lot of potential into a beautiful, white distressed antique dresser. Step 1) Prep & Disassemble Prep your area by laying down your drop cloth… Read More


Chalkboard Desk & Dandelion Wall Art

We are all about creativity here at The DIY Lighthouse, and a chalkboard surface provides the perfect opportunity to create even after your DIY project is complete! And thanks to some genius human, you can now paint a chalkboard onto practically anything, hence this fun chalkboard desk. The dreamy dandelion wall art I made perfectly… Read More