Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced DIYer, you can find plenty of ways to spruce up your home in just a few days. From simple tasks like painting furniture to more complex projects such as installing a new backsplash, here are a few easy weekend home improvement projects that can help give your home an updated look.

Weekend Home Improvement: Re-Staining Furniture

One of the most cost-effective ways to give your furniture and accessories a new look is with paint or stain. You don’t need to be an expert painter, either. You need sandpaper, primer, paint or stain of your choice, and brushes and rags for applying and wiping off the excess. Learning to refinish an older piece of furniture is a useful skill that will improve your furniture and brighten the room it’s in.

Create an Accent Wall

An accent wall is one wall that stands out from the rest, set apart by a unique color, texture, or pattern. Whether you want to go bold with a deep paint color or subtle with natural textures, creating an accent wall is quick and easy enough for do-it-yourselfers of any skill level.

The most important part of creating an accent wall is picking the right wall – the best choices are longer walls like those behind sofas and beds. When choosing how to decorate the wall, consider the size of the space and existing décor. Pick a paint color or wallpaper design that stands out but won’t overpower other elements in the room.

Update the Backsplash

A backsplash protects the area behind the sink or stove from damage. Many types of tile, including glass, ceramic, clay, and metal, are available for creating unique backsplash designs. If you don’t want to invest in expensive tiles, consider using contact paper instead – it’s affordable and easy to apply. You’ll find plenty of options to create a personalized backsplash for your kitchen, from metal ceiling panels to repurposed wooden slats; you’re not limited to tile.

Organizing Your Closet During Weekend Home Improvement

A cluttered closet can make finding what you need stressful and time-consuming. Instead of tolerating a poorly organized closet, take a weekend to declutter and create a functional storage space.

Start by sorting through all the clothing in your closet and remove things you never wear. Collect these items in a box to donate to a local charity. Next, group your clothing according to type – shirts, pants, dresses, etc. Designate specific areas in the closet for each type, so everything has its spot. You will be able to find what you need quickly without rummaging through a random collection of garments. Hang lightweight items, like shirts, on hangers and fold heavier items, including sweaters and jeans and store them on shelves for easy access.

Making time for these DIY projects over the weekend will make a big difference in how your home looks without spending a fortune. Small DIY tasks greatly impact how well-organized and functional your home looks and feels.

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