Looking to tackle some home projects in your spare time? Well you’re in luck. There are literally hundreds or different things you can do to upgrade your home. And the best part is that many of them can be done in as little as 2 days, and they don’t require any professional contractors.
So if you’re looking for a fun way to add a little spice to your home this weekend, here are 3 really great ideas.
#1 - Make Your Own Wallpaper
If you know anything about wallpaper, you know it can be a bit expensive. If budget is a concern, you will love this DIY project. Making your own hand painted wallpaper is fun and affordable. All you need is a gallon of paint, maybe two, and a level to draw the vertical lines.
If you don’t have a level you can use scrap wood. Take two pieces, cut them at an angle, and then glue them together. This will give you a template to make your pattern.
Now that you have the tools, you can start the process. The first step is to draw the design on the wall using a pencil. The second step, which is also the last step, is painting. Once the design has been drawn, you can start painting it in.
#2 - Build a Garage Shelf
Is your garage super cluttered and unorganized? If so a garage shelf may be just what you need. And don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. All you need is a few pieces of plywood and you will be good to go.
Start by attaching a frame to the wall. This can be done with your basic 2 x 4 lumber. Depending on the number of shelves you want, you will need between 4 and 10 pieces of lumber.
Once you have attached the frame to the wall, cut the plywood and start lining the shelves.
#3 - Add Trim Above Your Cabinetry
In most homes, the kitchen is the place where the family gathers on a daily basis. Because of this, there is a lot of wear and tear that takes place in the kitchen.
If you’re looking for a simple way to bring new life to your kitchen, consider adding trim above the cabinetry. It may sound difficult, but trust us, any DIY novice could do it.
The first thing you will need to do is purchase the supplies. This would include molding, trim, and paint. Make sure you match the paint correctly as it will need to be the exact same color as the cabinets.
If you aren’t sure of the exact color, chip off a small piece and take it to the paint store with you. They will be able to make the exact color you need.
Once you finish with the trim and molding, it should look like the cabinets extend all the way to the ceiling. It should be seamless.
Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may want to set aside the entire weekend to get this done.
And there you have it, 3 DIY home projects you can do this weekend!