DIY | Our Favorite 12 Ways to Spruce Up Your House In a Weekend

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, the world wide web is just stuffed with quick, diy's that can take wherever you call home, to the next level. We've been scouring all our favorite blogs and Pinterest boards to create this post. 

PRESENTING// Our top 12 weekend quick fixer uppers! Please enjoy and give our sources your love!

PS) Click on pictures to view tutorials & get more information.

Paint a door to POP! Whether it is your front door or a pantry door like the one pictured below, a little unexpected pop of color can add a lot of impact in a little amount of time! We've done a few custom door jobs and love how they've turned out. Check your local hardware stores, they often sell "mistake" paint at a super discounted price!

REVAMP THAT LAMP that has been sitting behind your couch for ten years! Options are endless when it comes to lamp shades; buy one, reupholster one, paint one, etc. The lamp below was adorned with pop bottles (what?) Yep, pop bottles! We love the quatrefoil patterned shade.

No sew pillow embellishments! Check out this tutorial and add a little drama to your living room. Pair with a few mis-matched prints and you'll have a catalog ready gathering place for friends!
Block curtains!A great way to add height and definition to any room in your house. Imagine a color block version? we.die. And even better even a beginner can sew these beauties!

Thrift Shop grandma frame turned chalkboard glamour! With just a little metallic spray paint and chalkboard paint, you could take that 50 cent frame to a darling message board for your home! How cute would a bunch of these hung in a little girl's bedroom be with pink chalk?

and my favorite...Driftwood mirror makeover. Customizable to your space and color preference. Check out the tutorial below! Plus, most of your supplies are going to be cheap, cheap, cheap!

Switch out your existing lame cabinet knobs. Stores like Hobby Lobby and Anthropologie are just popping with all kinds of colorful, eclectic knobs that are seriously no fuss to install. Or make your own! We love these geological knobs. It's an easy DIY that will update your cabinets FAST.

Hand stitch small rugs together. This idea comes from Apartment Therapy and there is a lot to love at that place. We just love the contrast thread they used for binding. Someone please try this using rugs in complementing patterns! Easy DIY and it's sure to be cheaper than buying a large area rug. Plus, so much more creative.

Add a plate wall to your dining area! There are millions of versions, but we just adore the bright pop of colors used on these hand painted plates. Proper plate hanging hardware can be purchased at any craft or hardware store. Have a plate wall in your home already? We'd love to see. Send pictures please!

Metal outdoor patio chairs go indoors! I plan to do this in my own place this weekend! Go hunting for some abandoned metal chairs from local antique or thrift shops and grab a can of spray paint! What color should I do? What color will you do?

Stripe a wall! This photo comes from A Painted Nest's founder's home. I dare you to name a better way to greet your guests then by painting a wall in your entry with big bold stripes...Tutorial for professional DIY stripe painting will be coming soon, so check back shortly!


Last but not least, we are so into up-cycling right now! Visit Justina Blackeney's blog for one million ideas to take trash to gorgeous in unexpected ways! We adore these crates turned shelving system. How easy? Plus, this genius lady offers interior design classes?! UNBELIEVABLE!


We hope you've enjoyed this post. We had a blast creating it!
 Have you undertaken any weekend projects that turned out fabulous and really added a lot of impact in your home? Any that bombed? We'd love to hear and maybe even share some of them with our nesters! Wouldn't that be fun to hear about regular people getting crafty? Comment here with your responses! 

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