18 DIY Projects You Can Do In A Weekend

18 DIY Projects You Can Do In A Weekend

18 DIY projects that you can complete in a weekend


The best thing about these projects is you can finish them up in a weekend.


Do you consider yourself a DIY person, but struggle to find the ideas to incorporate into your own home?  We understand completely, especially since not many of us have the time to spend hours on Pinterest looking for something that intrigues us.  And of course, it doesn’t help if we have no idea what we are looking for to begin with!

If you have been stressing about coming up with DIY ideas, your worries are about to come to an end.  We have created this mega-list of 30 incredible projects by DIYers like yourself.

Here are a few you can complete in a weekend.

There should be a few DIY projects on this list that you will fall in love with, so choose the one you like the most, or have the materials for, and get started.  Afterward, you can admire your handiwork and then move on to the next one on your list.


Yellow Dresser Makeover


The Happiest Camper found an old dresser among a few other things for $25. They then transformed the old dresser into a tv stand. You can read about this project over at the Happiest Camper Homestead. If you look around it is fairly easy to find fun projects to transform


Credit: @happiestcamperh





Repaint shabby patio furniture


Repainting a good quality patio furniture is fairly simple . You can have a transformation easily in a weekend with a simple can of spray paint and a few hours and then you sit back and enjoy an updated look and relaxation the next.

How to repaint patio furniture

Credit: @Inspire a creation







Vintage 1930s Adirondack Chair Restoration

Head over to Pink Fortitude to learn how to restore some 1930 chairs. I just love these. They are so cute and inviting.

Credit: Pink Fortitude





Secret Toe Kick Door

Have you ever thought of using that extra small space under your cabinets for anything?  Nikki from Tikkodo found a way to make use of a space most forgotten about.



Credit: @Tikkado





Credit: @batchelorsway 

Bathroom Scale Garage 

Rhonda at Batchelors Way has another idea for a toe kick. Check out her project for a bathroom scale garage. Don’t you just love that name? 🙂









Farmhouse Shelf

Have you ever wanted a farmhouse shelf? Shelving can add character to any room.  Amber over at Become a Coupon Queen 

made a farmhouse shelf in a few hours and under $20.



Credit: @becomeacouponqueen

Hall closet makeover

Or how about kids clutter? Do you find it gathering and no designated space. Amber Also did a quick hall closet




                                                                                     How to reupholster a headboard without taking it off the wall

                                      Kristen over at Upcycle My Stuff can show you how to reupholster that headboard without removing it from the wall.

I love when one can skip steps and simplify.




  Credit: @ Upcycle my stuff     





DIY Tufted Upholstered Headboard




A tufted headboard can cost upwards of $250. Sheri at To Simply Inspire creates a beautiful tufted headboard for $125. That’s like half the cost and you can customize the material to your liking.




Credit: @To Simply Inspire


How to make a wine barrel table:

Make a wine barrel table and then follow it up with Anitas Patio Cooler. Great little conversation pieces and adds so much character to a relaxing patio space.


Credit: @Unique Creations By Anita





      How to make a patio cooler

One of my favorites!  I really need to try is this patio cooler. Anita once again recycles something for her project and comes up with this amazing cooler. What a great piece to have on your patio.




Credit @Unique Creations By Anita









                                                                                                                                                                                                                               String Light Poles:


Over at Jessica Welling Interiors shows you how to string up light poles as well as a whole weekend patio makeover.


Credit: @Jessicawellinginteriors




Faux Cement Tile Fireplace Makeover






Jessica also teaches how to do this faux cement tile fireplace makeover to spruce up a shabby old fireplace. In a few hours have a new modern fireplace.









Installing board and batton trim: 




Want to spruce up a room in the house? Try some board and batton trim. This will help transform a room into a designer looking room. It’s fairly cheap and makes a quick transformation.




Credit: @To Simply Inspire







Makeup Vanity Makeover



Over at Thirty Something Super Mom , Melissa teaches how to make over a makeup vanity. If you keep your eye out at used stores or a site such as craigslist. One can find many fun furniture type projects.



Credit: @thirtysomethingsupermom







Painting a dresser without sanding

This alone takes off so much time. I know for me I hate sanding so if I could get away without it and immediately get to the fun I am going to want to do that.



Credit: @sustainmycrafthabit




Using Environtex Lite to Transform your furniture:


What is Environtex Lite and what does it do for your furniture? Check out how Angie from The Country Chic Cottage– by Angie Holden used it in her project and see if it is right for you.


Credit: @countrychiccottage





  Industrial Toilet Paper Holder



We at Handyman Larry can show you how to make this toilet paper holder. It is super fast. We even include a video and it’s in real-time. Meaning when you watch a home improvement show and they make it look super easy to build a house in a weekend but it really took months. It’s not real. But that is not true with our toilet paper holder. We don’t speed it up and our video is .33 seconds long. Beat that. Home improvement project in less than 2 hours and that would include going to the store, building it, and installing it. lol







If you have a weekend that your looking to fill I hope you can get inspired with one of these simple projects. Happy DIYing!

Comments (11)

  • Great ideas…I love the toe kick area usage.

    Cindy Mailhot
  • The wine barrel table is awesome!

  • Love, love, LOVE! These are all so cool.

  • This is a great list of ideas to change up the decor of any space. I whitewashed my fireplace as one of my weekend projects. It was lots of fun!

    • It’s amazing how a little weekend project can really spruce the house up.

  • My husband and I are “do it yourselfers”. We really enjoy taking something and making it our own. Great ideas you have shared!

  • I’ve been wanting to try a diy headboard. We have a king size bed and buying new us usually expensive.

  • I love the toe kick drawer idea.

  • Ohhh! Perfect timing. I was just thinking my patio furniture was looking awful and wondering what I could do about it! So glad you posted this. That will be my next project.

  • There are so many great ideas here! I love the wine barrel table!

  • The wine barrel is my favorite!


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