Happy Labor Day.
Just between us?
I can never decide if I want to labor today or not.
It’s a toss-up between snuggling up on the couch with a bowl of cut-up peaches and finishing the first season of Dickensian (which is SUCH an amazing series if you love anything Charles Dickens) or working on a project around the house.
Usually the project wins.
So today if you are reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand and a heart full of project optimisim?
I have a few ideas for you.
Here are 22 home decor projects you can finish this weekend that will cost less than $100.
Let’s start the ideas with a DIY furniture project.
A thrift store makeover to be exact.
I did this project with a dresser, but you could use this idea on any piece of furniture.
This was SUCH a simple idea, but it made all the difference to this staircase area in my home.
Adding the mirrors added so much space and sparkle to the staircase.
You can see how I created the wall here.
This quick, easy way to update a kitchen rolled in at number eight.
Wait until you see the before and after pictures.
Did you know I used to own a faux finish business?
Faux finishes are one of the easiest ways to update a piece of furniture.
This is such a simple idea to update a bathroom.
All you need is paint and a little painter’s tape to recreate it.
It’s the look of molding in a weekend for so much less.
Looking for an inexpensive flooring option?
Why not paint a plywood floor and recreate the look of a painted wood floor.
See the DIY here.
I LOVED this makeover.
We took a simple space under the stairs and transformed it into an organized space.
You can see the entire before and after here.
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.
9. 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.
10. Paint a Porch
This is one of my favorite DIY’s we did at the house.
It makes me smile every day.
These are simple wood bookcases that we built into the media room upstairs.
They look like they came with the house.
This won’t even take you a weekend.
Just a couple of hours.
13. Add a recipe to your plate rack
This is the project that started the blog.
And the best part?
The recipe is super yummy.
14. Add 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.
This one might be a little more than $100 depending on your space, but it was too good not to include. 🙂
Why pay for expensive wood planter boxes when you can make your own.
And add a monogram, too.
16. Make Lined Curtains
Add curtains to your windows before the holidays.
It’s easy to make them with this simple tip.
17. Paint the Back Of a Bookcase
This is an afternoon project.
And it makes SUCH a difference.
18. 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.
Looking for an inexpensive alternative to a rug?
Paint an 8′ x 10′ floorcloth for under $25.
This checkerboard hangs on the wall.
It’s such a fun project for a game room.
21. 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.
And one of my favorite projects ever that costs waaaaaay less than $100?
I’ll give you a hint.
I hope these projects inspired you today. If you are sitting on the couch with Dickensian and peaches? You can always pin them for later.
May your day be happy.
May your Labor Day be bright.
And may your weekend?
Be full of projects. 🙂