- Aug 10, 2021
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9 Easy DIY Projects You Can Tackle This Weekend
The coronavirus pandemic has many people spending more time at home than ever—and eager to tackle some home projects during their time spent inside. However, while learning to drywall or repaving your own patio may be more of an investment of time and money than most people are inclined to spend right now, there are plenty of easy projects you can take on to completely transform your home in a couple of days or less. That's why we've teamed up with DIY experts to bring you some amazing and easy DIY home projects you can complete in a single weekend! And for more simple and speedy ways to spruce up your space, check out these 23 Genius Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in an Hour (or Less!).
No budget for expensive wallpaper? No problem! Cassandra Campana of Cass Creates says this project cost virtually no money and was quick to complete. "I used a level and long piece of scrap wood to draw the vertical lines along the wall. Then, I cut two pieces of scrap wood at an angle and glued them together to make a template for the rest of the pattern," she explains. After penciling the design on the wall, she painted it using a thin brush. (For more details on how she completed it, click here).
Tired of having too many mismatched mugs in your cabinet? Consolidate your collection and keep your morning pick-me-up accessories in one place with this easy coffee station from Jes and Madhu Das of Yea We Built That.
After you've sanded your wood and sprayed it with lacquer, "put the pieces together [and] be sure the shelf is at a 90-degree angle so your shelf contents don't slide off," says Jes. She adds that the mug hooks under the station can be purchased at any hardware store. (For more insight into this project, click here.) And for more awesome ideas for upgrading your space, check out 27 Amazing Home Upgrades for Every Budget.
If you want more entryway storage but don't have a lot of space, these sliding milk crates might just be the best way to combat your clutter.
"We had a couple of [crates] lying around so we decided to turn them into functional items where we could actually store things we need access to on a regular basis," says Jes. After spray painting the crates, she attached sliding drawer tracks to the crate and wall, making sure to measure and re-measure to ensure functionality. (Want to make your own? Check out Jes and Madhu's project here.)
Transforming that lackluster mirror into a statement piece is easier than you might expect. "I recently turned a plain wooden mirror into a gorgeous rose gold piece using only white paint, tape, and a can of Rust-Oleum spray paint in rose gold," says DIY blogger Sarah Macklin of Dream of Home. She simply painted the corners with white paint, covered them with tape once they were dry, and used spray paint for the rest. (For the full DIY, click here.) But before you so much as pick up a paint brush, make sure you know these 17 Bad DIY Projects to Avoid, According to Home Improvement Pros.
Want to brighten up your bedroom in no time? All it takes is a weekend and some elbow grease to make this gorgeous headboard. "This update was inexpensive and made a huge impact, but it did take a couple of coats to cover the gray color of the original upholstery," says DIYer Amanda Poe of BohoFrisco.
Now that you've done your headboard, why not upgrade that boring nightstand in your bedroom, too? It only takes a couple hours to create a custom piece. "I used chalk paint and a stencil to create this bone inlay look for a fraction of the cost" of a new piece, says Poe. (Click here for the full tutorial on both the headboard and nightstand.) And if you're concerned about the temperature in your sleeping quarters, check out 17 Genius Ways to Keep Your Bedroom Cooler.
Instead of taking that beat-up old dresser to the dump, try transforming it a la DIY home bloggers Ash and Eileen Annesley of Just Measuring Up. "We had an old dresser from the '50s and completely changed the look of it with milk paint and brand new hardware," the pair explains. (Love this project? See how they did it here.)
You don't have to crowd every bookshelf and mantle to find enough space for your photos. "These are gorgeous picture ledges that we made from scrap wood that now house a collection of photos," say the Annesleys. The best part? This project cost less than $10. (Find out more here.)
Great art doesn't have to cost a fortune. Case in point: This gorgeous map from Just Measuring Up. "This is a simple three-piece world map made with just wood, paint, and a stencil," explain the Annesleys. (Eager to make your own? Check out their tutorial here.)