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Creating your dream home takes time and money, but you don’t necessarily need to break the bank! Try a little DIY on a budget. With a little craftiness and dedicated time, you can spruce up your home all on your own and save money in the process. Try these quick DIY weekend projects to get started.


Paneled Accent Wall

Transform your ordinary bedroom into a modern one with this shiplap-style accent wall. All you need is peel-and-stick paneling and a good eye for measuring. No need to worry about power tools! Pick out a light-colored wood for a Scandinavian theme or darken it up for winter.

Roman Shades

As the seasons change, it’s always nice to swap out window shades to match the coming weather. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on expensive curtains from the store, try DIY on a budget and create your own with Roman shades. They’re a combination of shades and curtains and are super easy to make. Keep in mind that you’ll definitely need a sewing expert present for this DIY weekend project!

Reupholstered Chair

As you look through your home for DIY project ideas, you may notice an upholstered chair or two that could use a little TLC. You’re in luck because reupholstering chairs isn’t as difficult as you would think. All you need is a flat-weave rug, staple gun, sheers, measuring tape, and batting to give your chairs new life!

Outdoor Pallet Seating

If you love entertaining, this is the DIY weekend project for you. Having BBQ’s and game nights on your backyard deck is always a great time, but you need some seating for guests! With a little help from power tools and building supplies, you can create an outdoor couch made entirely of recycled wooden pallets. Add in your choice of cushions and pillows and you’ve got yourself a rustic-chic patio piece.

DIY project idea with floating shelves

Floating Shelves

You can never have too much storage space in your home, which is why this DIY project idea is perfect! Floating shelves are super trendy right now and you can add them anywhere in your home. Simply gather up your desired amount of shelves (with shelf brackets) and take an hour or two to hang them above your kitchen counter or in your living room. You don’t need a lot of tools for this project, which is even better!

Recaulked Bathroom

As much as you clean and decorate your bathroom, there’s no way to hide old and moldy grout. Give that room some extra love by starting on a clean slate! Remove that dingy grout, clean the space well, and replace it with a fresh layer that will last up to 10 years. You can even paint the grout for added effect.

Repaired Driveway

Are you tired of pulling into your driveway and seeing all of those cracks with weeds growing out of them? Take a day or two to patch those right up with this DIY project idea. This DIY project does require a pressure washer, so try to borrow one from a friend if you don’t have one (in the spirit of saving money). After thoroughly cleaning your driveway, mix up some concrete, fill in those cracks, resurface, and you’re good to go!

New Bed Headboard

Just as you have statement decor pieces in your living room, you also can have a statement headboard in your bedroom. Big, bold headboards are in and it’s time for you to choose which one you want. Decide between a rustic headboard, winged headboard, or even a faux brass headboard. The options are endless and the end result is worth it!

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Garden Sitting Wall

If you’re interested in a DIY on a budget project for summer, this is the one for you! Gardens are a beautiful addition to your home’s yard, but it’s nice to also have a border wall along with them. Create a simple border that doubles as a sitting wall for all of your backyard visitors to enjoy. Gather up New England-style stone and you’ll have the brand new wall built within a few days. Plus, you’ll barely touch your wallet to get this DIY project idea done.

Recycled Ottoman

Need an ottoman to tie together your living room or outside patio? Believe it or not, you can recycle an old tire and cover it with a sisal rope to create the ultimate Bohemian ottoman piece. Use it for decoration, extra seating, or a place to rest your feet!
With this new list of DIY project ideas, you’re ready to freshen up your home and give it that added stylish touch! Remember to visit Walmart or Target for all of your tools, supplies, and extra cute decor pieces.

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