DIY Home Projects On A Budget
If you find yourself like most of us lately, searching for projects to do while thinking "what can I do without diving into the bank account," then look no further! Below are some great projects that can easily be done in a weekend's time without investing tons of money or needing to hire a contractor to accomplish.
Mood-setting Twinkle Lights
String lights are the perfect way to add ambiance to a summer night in your backyard, front porch, or patio. Nothing is better than spending a warm evening as the sun sets with a glass of wine and yummy snacks with good company.
Front Cabinet Inserts
By replacing your solid wood cabinet fronts with plexiglass inserts, you can open up your kitchen space to display your favorite dishes and fancy cocktail glasses. For those who aren't willing to do an entire kitchen, opt for end cabinets that are a focal point of the room.
Shiplap Accent Wall
Perfect for the modern home that needs a little bit of character. Adding shiplap to a focal point wall, a snug hallway, powder room, or even a laundry room can create a touch of dimension and charm.
By hanging floor length curtains you can make a smaller room appear larger. The rule of thumb is hanging them 6" to 12" above the window frame. If your budget has some wiggle room, new curtains with pops of colors or bold prints can liven up any space.
Peel And Stick Wallpaper
Wallpaper to some can be a scary word. This is why the invention of stick and peel wallpaper is genius! This allows us to create a bold creative statement without the risk. It adds a temporary burst of flare to any room. Opt for smaller, intimate spaces such as a powder room, laundry room, or even a single wall in a formal dining room.
Door knobs can be expensive to replace, especially if you are opting for a rubbed bronze style. An easier and less expensive way to add little pops of color and character throughout your home is by painting them. So many endless possibilities and finishes to work with!
When it comes to household hardware there are so many options available. You would be surprised at the difference it can make. Anywhere from bold gem colors to chic golds, bronzes, brushed silvers, and even natural artisan stones can be found almost anywhere!
Swap out that boring shower curtain with a new one that compliments the color scheme of your bathroom but yet creates a bold statement.
White Washed Fireplace
If your home has an original brick fireplace that needs some modernization, then simply mix a 1:1 ratio of white paint and water and paint away for a chic yet rustic look!
Window boxes are simply charming. Such a cute way to add personality to your home. Fill the boxes with planted flowers that compliment the color of your home, or create an herb garden that can be utilized all summer long.
Open Wood Shelving Units
If you have an empty space on your wall that needs a little something to create dimension but you don't want to clutter with art or photos, then an open wood shelving unit is perfect for you! These are great in kitchens above the sink or on that wall that is too big but not small enough. Open shelves are excellent for creating a clean and organic style by adding air purifying plants with a few personal trinkets.
The perfect way to add a quirky touch of character to your home is by transforming your drab boring mailbox into a new masterpiece that makes everyone smile when driving by. There are so many ideas that are easily accessible to find on Pinterest these days. Even a simple bright and welcoming coat of paint can make a huge difference!
This category is for those who simply do not have a bed headboard or for those who are tired with the old one. An old door that can be found at a local antique shop or swap meet is an excellent and wallet friendly way to transform your bedroom into a cozy space. Do a quick sanding, throw some neutral or warm romantic stain on it and you are done. Pretty easy!
Everything can be found at local stores, hardware shops, online, or random items hanging out in your garage. If you are looking for something that is one-of-a-kind, budget friendly, and embodies history, then your local antique shop or swap meet is the PERFECT place to start. Plus, it's a great way to support your local businesses!