Tag Archives: furniture

You’re in Luck! St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions

Don’t turn green with envy while everyone else celebrates St. Patty’s Day. Start your own St. Patrick’s Day family traditions! These 6 family traditions are not only fun for everyone…they just might bring a bit o’ luck. St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions 1. Jump Start Your Luck. Eat a Green Breakfast. I just loved this colorful tradition… Read More


50 Women Blogs to Follow {for the Do-It-Yourself Woman}

Being truly creative requires constant inspiration. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled an alphabetized list of 50 women blogs to follow. These women, most of whom are mothers, write about DIY, family/parenting, food, home decor, and parties & events. As your DIY captains, we feel these websites are individually #onpoint and collectively,… Read More


11 Toothpaste Life Hacks

Due to a recent DIY fail featuring toothpaste (read about it here), I thought it might be nice to list some ways in which toothpaste can successfully be used. I mean, let’s get real. We can all use some extra minty freshness in our lives…especially if that minty freshness solves life problems (not including world hunger). Toothpaste life hacks:… Read More


9 Home Staging Tips You Should Know

Everyone has been told to not judge a book by its cover, but in reality, they do. And when that “book” is your $500,000 home, it’s very important to put in a bit of extra effort upfront so that you can be ready when buyers walk through. On average, staged homes sell faster and for higher prices… Read More


Reupholster Tip: Stretch Like Canvas

This tip is very helpful when starting on a reupholster project. It saves time and helps give the finished product a professional clean, look. With any shape, be sure to stretch and staple the fabric on opposite ends of all the sides before putting more staples throughout. For example, put your first staple at the… 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