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6 Weekend Projects for the Home

With summertime in full swing, it’s the perfect time to tackle some projects around the house. Of course, that doesn’t mean you want to dedicate your entire weekend to painting, tidying or other such chores. So, has compiled a list of some easy, yet highly satisfying weekend projects for the home.

Paint a room

We know; it’s not the most exciting project in the world, but nothing brings new life to a tired room like a fresh coat of paint. Summer is a good time to take on a painting project, because it’s warm enough to leave the windows open, and if the weather continues to be as dry as it has been, then you won’t have to worry about any rain coming in.

Build something

As in, with power tools? Yes! If you’ve never gotten your hands on a drill, miter saw or any other tools, you simply must. You won’t believe how enjoyable it can be to make your own home décor pieces. With countless beginner level plans available online, you can have a brand new bench, side table or shelves in no time!

Update an ugly bathroom

weekend projects

Source: DIY Show Off

If you feel like taking on a larger project one weekend, why not take the time to update your bathroom? Paint your vanity and change the hardware. Update your mirror and switch out the lighting fixtures. Taking this project on during the summertime means that you can easily take any painting steps (think cabinet doors and hardware, etc.) outside to the garage or back deck.

Repurpose an old window

Fans of farmhouse, cottage, or other shabby chic décor styles will enjoy taking on one of dozens of the internet’s best repurposed window projects. Turn an old distressed window into a picture frame, shelf or piece of art. The best part is that it all begins with some garage sale or antique store browsing!

Get decked out

You can’t forget about the classic summertime deck build. So grab your buddies, some pizza and cold drinks and get to work. Just make sure you’ve got any permits, tools and supplies you might need.

Install some shiplap

weekend projects

Source: Little House of Four

Also called a plank wall, shiplap is red hot right now, and a definite must if you’re into modern farmhouse décor. This project is a bit time consuming, but if you focus on adding your shiplap to a single feature wall, then you can definitely turn adding one into a weekend project.


Of course not everyone is interested in or (let’s be honest) particularly good at DIY. So if you have some projects that you’d like to get done, but would rather not be the one to do them, be sure to contact a local contractor or home service provider.

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