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.
Isn’t there something amazing about dirt?
Good thing because we are up to our elbows in it.
It’s planting time in Texas. We are in the middle of landscaping the backyard and we have to hurry before it gets too hot.
We are trying to get everything in so it can root and become friends with the dirt. So we are planning and planting and amending the soil (a MUST if you live in Texas) and deep watering all the new plants and sweating and getting dirty. It is so much work. But when we’re done?
IT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING.
I’m so happy with how it’s going 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 landscaping your backyard. 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.
17 projects you can finish in a weekend
1. Stencil pavers
This is something anyone can do in a weekend.
Create a path in your garden with these stenciled pavers.
2. faux plaster a room
If you want big changes in a little amount of time?
Why not faux plaster a room?
See what this room looks like now with its faux plaster walls.
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.
See what this porch looks like now and how we did it.
4. 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.
5. Make DIY roman shades
You can do this.
All you need to make your own roman shades is a little know-how and these instructions.
See the DIY here.
You can also see how I made faux roman shades here.
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. make an obelisk from an embroidery hoop
Getting your outdoor spaces ready?
This is such an easy project you can make in a weekend (or even an afternoon) to add a little personality to your front step.
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. Paint a kitchen island
Want to add a little pop to your kitchen?
Paint your kitchen island. It’s so much easier than it looks.
Here are all the tips for a smooth finish and how to paint without brush marks.
13. Paint the back of a bookcase
This is an afternoon project.
And it makes SUCH a difference.
See the before and after and bookcase painting how-to’s here.
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.
See how we added tile to the back of a bookcase here.
15. Paint a floorcloth
Looking for an inexpensive alternative to a rug?
Paint an 8′ x 10′ floorcloth for under $25. It’s so inexpensive because it’s made out of a piece of linoleum.
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.
See how to create an instant guest bedroom here.
May your day be happy.
May your May be bright.
And may your upcoming weekend?
Be full of projects. 🙂
PS I’ve pinned even more projects on my projects Pinterest page.
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