It is easy to get overwhelmed by wanting to redo something in your home. After all, it will take months to get the redo accomplished, right? Wrong! It does not have to take months to make over something in your home. In fact, it could take as little as one weekend. Here are a few suggestions that are DIY weekend projects.
Redo Your Front Door
Give your house some curb appeal with fast fixes for your front door. A fresh coat of paint, a few accessories and a Sunday afternoon will change the entire look of your house.
Create An Instant Mudroom
Start with a bench. A bench has a dual role: it provides a focal point and a place to sit to put on shoes. Individual cubbies provide the family with a catchall for those scarves and gloves. A boot tray collects the shoes, as well as the drips of mud. A rug softens the surface and accessories establish your style.
Easy Porch Makeoever
A few small (and affordable) solutions can turn a bare front gallery into a full-fledged outdoor room. The small accessories can be plants, outdoor patio furniture and a couple of seat cushions.
Turn Old Chairs Into A Bench
All it takes for this weekend project is 3 rickety old chairs (can be found at yard sales, flea markets, or thrift stores), a screwdriver, a salvaged plank, and some wood glue. This bench is perfect for your newly created mudroom or even as an addition to the foyer.
Update Your Sink
An elegant faucet will creat a focal point that de-emphasizes a less-than-primitive kitchen sink. For a country flair, try using a bridge faucet.
Get “Built In” Dining Room Cabinets
An unfurished wood corner cabinet saves money when a few deft decorating tricks are applied. Paint the cabinet the same color as the dining room walls and it gives the illusion that the cabinet was an original piece of the house. Plus, it will look like it is a true built in cabinet. Shhh, no one will have to know that it is a stand alone piece!
Conquer The Closet
Conquer closet clutter once and for all! Begin by taking inventory of the essentials that must be stored. Do this as you sort through your wardrobe. Then you can evaluate the space for another project that is coming up.
Bathroom Display Case
Add a shelf to your bathroom (powder room) that holds pretty toiletries. Remove the back of an old wine crate or wooden box. Make shelves to fit inside the box, then add a bit of glamour by fastening a gilded frame onto the front of the unit. Slap some paint on your newly created project and hang. You now have an instant shelf that is not on the floor, taking up space.
Two-Day Apartment Makeover
With a little planning and a few good friends, you can redo your entire apartment in just ONE weekend. Paint will give a serious uplift to your apartment. Have fun with this one!
Create A Stairway Gallery
Transform a boring, old stairway into a gallery for all your favorite artwork. This weekend project takes a free weekend, a fresh coat of paint, and some picture tacks.
Transform A Closet Into An Office
Remember you clearing out that cluttered closet. Well that is what this project is derived from. Now you can stop thinking that you do not have enough space for a home office. With that closet cleared out, you cannot use that execuse. A simple low cost finds and some furniture finds, then you can change the closet into a functional home office.
With just one single weekend, a person can really do some redos that will make their friends jealous. The friends will ask who the decorator was. Well the person can say proudly that he/she is the decorator.