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9 weekend DIY home projects

Marquette Reddam

After spending 17 years proudly representing the public school districts of Texas, Marquette retired from the practice of law in 2016 to give her left...

After spending 17 years proudly representing the public school districts of Texas, Marquette retired from the practice of law in 2016 to give her left...

Apr 22 4 minutes read

Suffering from a shortage of time but craving an update to your personal space?  The spring is a perfect time to give your  home a little refresh.  

There are tons of DIY fixes that you can complete in a weekend.  We reviewed the trendiest DIY hacks & projects to come up with this list of 9 home projects that we think add value to your home without taking too much time or busting your budget.   

We're eager to see what you come up with.  Send us a before and after picture of your project, and we'll feature it on our Facebook page.

1. Paint a room or accent wall

Painting a room or wall may sound like a tough job, but it can make all the difference to your space.  And most paint jobs can be knocked out in a day.  For an accent wall, anything goes.  When it comes to major walls, however, we are partial to Benjamin Moore's "Revere Pewter."  It's the perfect greige. 

Paint a room or accent wall

2. Switch out cabinet hardware

This one may sound too easy, but we promise it can be the thing to turn your kitchen or bathroom from average to awesome.  If you aren't sure where to look, try My Knobs for an assortment of decorative hardware.  

Switch out cabinet hardware

3. Put up wallpaper

We know this one is a little odd, but wallpaper is back in style!  If you aren't ready to commit to a permanent pattern, there are lots of temporary wallpaper options that still look great.  For temporary wallpaper, we are fans of Chasing Paper and Walls Need Love.  The hard part is picking your paper, but once that's done you'll be able to conquer this task in just a couple hours.

Put up wallpaper

4. Re-paint a furniture piece

Have a vintage chair lying around? Or pick up something eclectic from a garage sale this weekend? Grab the sandpaper and a paintbrush and give a piece a furniture some new flare!

Re-paint a furniture piece

5. Apply a removable tile

Peel and stick tile?  Sign us up!  This one is great for the experimenter who wants to really try something new in their kitchen or bathroom.  A quick search for "peel and stick wall tile" on Home Depot's website turned up over 340 choices!

Apply a removable tile

6. Hang Shelving

With the right tools, hanging shelves can be a breeze! Bring that empty wall to life with some cool shelving to showcase your mementos.  We've found that most of the Pottery Barn shelves are pretty easy to hang and don't pull away from the wall.

Hang Shelving

7. Build a pallet couch

Pallets are usually something you can find laying around or maybe your local hardware store might even hook you up with a couple free ones. This project is great and only requires a couple basic woodworking tools to transform any patio space.  We really like the laid back look of a pallet couch on a sunporch or outdoor deck.  

Build a pallet couch

8. Change the legs  

Swap the legs out on your old coffee table or end table for a new look.  It’s simple and will take you close to 10 minutes.  

Change the legs

9. Change out your faucets

There are so many options when it comes to bathroom and kitchen sink faucets, but if yours is starting to seem a tad dated, it may be time for an upgrade. Unless you're super handy, this one may require the help of a plumber, but in most cases it can still be done in day.  If you want to see a lot of brands at one time, check out Faucet Direct.

Change out your faucets

We love to see what you're up to.  Let us know how your project turns out.   

Marquette Reddam, Director of Operations

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