Like many of you I only really have the weekend to get my DIY projects done. I get tired at the end of the work day so often don’t get much accomplished on the weekday nights.
Preparing for your weekend project
I try to collect all my supplies I am going to need for a project before the weekend so that I am all ready to start it when the weekend rolls around. Ill order them online to get here before the weekend or make a quick store run in the week day evenings.
Whenever I plan a project I try and think of all the supplies I need first because making store runs during the weekends really cuts into the project time and stores are typically busier on the weekend. Inevitably though, I do end up forgetting one or two things or run into a supply I didn’t realize I needed when I am doing the project. However, the more and more projects I do the more supplies I have so then I end up having left over supplies or tools to use for other projects.
The key to a successful weekend project is doing all the planning and gathering supplies beforehand so that you can use the weekend to focus on executing the project.
Here are 4 projects that I have done over a weekend
1. How to Make a Decorative Wood Kitchen Board
Difficulty Level: Easy, Budget Friendly
If you are looking for a decorative kitchen item this project is perfect. I incorporated the marble look with some marble spray paint and used a plain wood serving board. See my post How to Make a Decorative Wood Kitchen Board
2. How to DIY Decorative Colorful Books
Difficulty Level Easy, Budget Friendly
The main colors that I wanted to blend into my office were light pink, turquoise and gold. I thought books would be a good way to incorporate the colors that I wanted. I looked online and found books that you can buy in custom colors but it was a little expensive. This inspired me to find a cheaper way. At pretty much every estate sale we went to I found a ton of super cheap book sets like Encyclopedias. Once I had a few uniform sets of books I decided to paint them to the custom colors I wanted. See tutorial How To DIY Decorative Colorful Books
3. How to Create a DIY Bookcase Accent Wall
Difficulty Level: Easy-Medium, Budget Friendly
When I was decorating my home office I really wanted a unique accent wall. Instead of doing an accent wall on the main wall behind my desk I decided to do an accent wall in the book shelf. The first thing I thought of was painting it one color but I decided I wanted a pattern. I looked online for wallpaper I could put up as a background but didn’t find anything I liked. I thought hey I can create my own pattern. I am obsessed with Chevron pattern and thought it was an easy enough pattern to replicate myself so here is how I created it. How To Create a DIY Bookcase Accent Wall in 8 Easy Steps
4. How To Make A DIY Wood Slat Wall
Difficulty Level: Medium
Our living room felt really empty and boring. It was painted all white including the fireplace so everything blended together. We were looking for a way to bring it to life and give it more character without making it cluttered and still keep it bright. I love adding texture to walls to make it pop. A great way to do this we thought was adding wood slats to the fireplace wall. See full article How To Make A DIY Wood Slat Wall