So I’m one of those people that is always working on something around the house. I’ve worked on just about everything from redesigning my boys’ bedrooms to completely gutting our bathroom and everything in between. While a few of my projects have been long term, with careful planning most of them can be done over a weekend.
Here’s a few to try:
Shopping: Sometimes the easiest way to change up the look in your living room is to update the accent pieces. So get out there and shop for new accessories such as throw pillows, lamps, or a table centerpiece. Changing up these simple items can make a huge difference to the room.
Painting: One of the most inexpensive ways to update a room is to change the paint color. Once you have your supplies (rollers, brushes, drop cloths, and of course your new color) you and a friend can paint most rooms in one day. Just be sure to let it dry between coats.
Refinishing furniture: This is a perfect weekend project if you have an old dresser or table that needs refreshing. I recently distressed two small tables in our family room. Simply sand down everything on your piece, clean off the excess dust and paint on a fresh coat of paint or two. If you want to get that distressed look, go back after it’s dry and lightly sand the edges or anything else that you’d like to have that worn look.
Planting: We’ve only had a few semi-warm days so far, but I’m already thinking about cleaning up my front porch and adding some plants. Colorful flowers and a clean walkway will give your house the wonderful first impression you desire (especially if you’re trying to sell your place).
Flooring: Ok, finishing this one in one weekend is a bit of a stretch but it can be done. I know – we’ve done it. If you know someone who is handy and has experience installing flooring you can get it done whether it is hardwood or carpet (luckily my husband has worked with both). With this project the more people you have to help, the better. Even if you just have someone who can run around picking up scraps, it makes a huge difference.