Sometimes a small project can make a big difference. From barn doors to giant checker games, here are 17 home projects that you can finish in a weekend.
We are in the middle of it.
“IT” as in A GIANT PROJECT.
“IT” is my early Christmas present. It’s something that I have wanted to do ever since we moved into the house, but it requires A LOT of maneuvering and furniture moving and logistics and sleeping on a mattress on the floor.
Because we are COMPLETELY redoing the master bedroom.
We are painting the ceiling and painting the walls and ripping out the carpet and painting the floors and adding these shutters to the windows that I found in the attic that used to be in my dad’s study.
The floors need to be painted because the room was added on to the house in the 1950s and the floors are plywood. We’ve painted plywood before in farmhouse in a land far away and I loved them for 10 years. You can see how we painted those floors here.
I’m so happy with the project and I can’t wait to show you the before and after, but all this projecting made me think.
Every project doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as this one. Some projects are simple. Some projects can be finished in a weekend. Some projects can make a big difference in a small amount of time.
Here are 17 home projects you can finish in a weekend.
(total aside: you can see all the behind the scenes of this bedroom project and follow along on my Instagram stories here).
17 projects you can finish in a weekend
1. Mini barn door
This is one of the easiest projects you can finish in a weekend—the mini barn door that we have in our laundry room.
It slides over to hide the trash and all the nonsense.
You can see how we made it here.
2. paint a room
If you want big changes in a little amount of time?
Paint is your friend.
And here’s how to pick paint colors for your entire house.
3. paint a porch
This is one of my favorite DIY’s we did at the house.
It makes me smile every day.
4. paint a piece of furniture
Like this table.
Here’s the before and I crackled the top to create a vintage, farmhouse finish.
See the after here.
5. Rescue a piece of furniture
Like this hutch.
We completely transformed it into something that looks like it came out of an old farmhouse.
6. Turn bookcases into built-ins
These are simple wood bookcases that we built into the media room upstairs.
They look like they came with the house.
7. build a plate rack
This won’t even take you a weekend.
Just a couple of hours.
8. Add a recipe to your plate rack
This is the project that started the blog.
And the best part?
The recipe is super yummy.
9. add transoms made from windows
Here’s the after of the kitchen with the original floors (super budget-friendly to use the original flooring underneath layers of carpet and linoleum).
And you can see one of my favorite projects at the top of the picture.
It’s a transom we added to the opening between the living room and kitchen.
You can see the project here.
10. peel and stick tile
This is such an affordable flooring option.
It’s simple and can easily be finished in a weekend.
Here’s the 411 (total aside: does anyone even say that anymore) on how we installed the tile.
11. make a wood planter box
Why pay for expensive wood planter boxes when you can make your own.
And add a monogram, too.
12. Make lined curtains
Add curtains to your windows before the holidays.
It’s easy to make them with this simple tip.
13. Paint the back of a bookcase
This is an afternoon project.
And it makes SUCH a difference.
14. Add tile to the back of a bookcase
If you are looking for a project for your leftover tile?
This is the one for you.
15. Paint a floor cloth
Looking for an inexpensive alternative to a rug?
Paint an 8′ x 10′ floorcloth for under $25.
16. Make an over-sized checkerboard
This checkerboard hangs on the wall.
It’s such a fun project for a game room.
17. Create an instant guest bedroom
If you are having guests for the holidays, this project is perfect.
It might take you a little longer than a weekend, but I had to include it for anyone who needs extra space.
May your day be happy.
May your October be bright.
And may your weekend?
Be full of projects. 🙂