We can either make our weekends be full of productivity or just lazy days of doing nothing all day long. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the first option! That’s why I’m always looking for new projects and ideas to do at home, and this week I gathered six weekend decor projects that can be done on a budget - and you can DIY by yourself!

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs

Upgrade kitchen backsplash

Your kitchen backsplash might need a revamp.
Your kitchen backsplash might need a revamp. Source: Homystyle

Updating the kitchen backsplash is a project I constantly put on my lists and the reason for it is that it can transform the room. Unless you want to replace your entire wall tile or something like that (in which case, you should call a professional), then you can totally do this at home:

Paint the tile and use some sealant to give it a nice finish!

You can choose to coat the entire surface, do a cool geometric pattern, or use stencils for a unique look! What you’re able to do will depend on the type of tiles you have too. For example, if your tiles are already patterned, maybe you should just stick to the coat of paint on the entire thing.

Floating bookshelf

This bookshlef is easy to DIY and gorgeous.
This bookshelf is easy to DIY and gorgeous. Source: Domino

I’ve talked about this project a couple of weeks ago and I’ve already taught you how to DIY a floating bookshelf, so go check that out! What I want to reinforce here is that you can totally this during the weekend - you can probably do this during your Saturday afternoon, depending on your skills and experience to deal with this type of project.

But I guarantee: even if you have never done this before, you’ll be able to DIY this floating bookshelf!

Paint an old rug

Your old rug can still be used for years to come!
Your old rug can still be used for years to come! Source: Better Homes & Gardens

I know how tempting it can be to get rid of an old-looking rug. Maybe it’s not even old, but just boring to look at - it can happen that we buy something neutral and simple because we think it’ll be better to decorate around it, but we just get tired of looking at it after a couple of months because there’s really nothing interesting to look at.

Your best solution probably is to give it a nice coat of paint!

There are several ideas you can try, and here are some tips for you:

  • Use painter’s tape to create a pattern
  • Use stencils
  • Choose between a foam roller + paint or spray paint
  • Apply more than just one coat of paint

Start your own indoor garden

It can be a simple herb garden.
It can be a simple herb garden! Source: Cute DIY Projects

When I say to start an indoor garden, it’s pretty much implied that it can be something really simple - because you know, it’s indoors! There are some people who have more space inside their house that go a little bigger, but as far as I’m concerned to show you a weekend project, you can stick to a simple and tiny indoor garden - like the one from the photo above. Isn’t it adorable?

It’s also really easy to put together, all you need is a container of your own choice to put the plants and the plants themselves. I highly recommend doing an indoor herb garden and I have two reasons for it:

  1. They’re easier to care for
  2. You can use them in your recipes!

Add extra seating to your family room

Enjoy your weekend time to make a comfy pouf for the family room.
Enjoy your weekend time to make a comfy pouf for the family room! Source: Retropolitan

I originally thought of these DIY poufs as a way to add extra seating to the living/family room, but with spring and summer around, these can even be added to your deck for a comfy friends & family weekend party! As long as you remember to bring them inside in case of rainy weather, of course. They’re not so simple to DIY, but they’re easy enough to get you through the weekend, so I say: give it a shot and be creative!

Make yourself a reading nook

Take your time to create something for you!
Take your time to create something for you! Source: Sugar and Charm

This is an idea you can enjoy to create something for yourself. Especially if you’re a busy parent that’s always on the run to handle work and meals and school appointments and whatever more there is, it’s important to have some time during the week (and weekend) for yourself, that so-called “me time. And a reading nook will be the perfect way to achieve that - even if you’re not much of a reader, it can be just your drink-a-glass-of-wine corner too.

So, take your weekend to find the best spot in the house to get away from the rest of the world and add a comfortable chair, some fluffy pillows, a few books, and a good lamp.

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