Save a lot of money with easy DIY projects for your home
From painting projects to simple DIY home decor projects, there are many ways that these 35+ home DIY ideas can help you update your home. We love cheap DIY home projects and hope this list will inspire you to dust off those painting supplies or tools.
What does DIY stand for?
DIY can mean do-it-yourself and depending on your abilities this could mean a lot of different things for different people. Home DIY projects are the perfect way to help you update your home decor on a budget. Just be careful as there are some DIY projects that are best left to the professionals.
What is the best cheap DIY home improvement project?
Hands down our favorite way to makeover rooms are with paint. Go beyond just painting walls. Look at ceilings, moldings, and cabinets, too. Learn from our experience that the cheapest paint is not always the cheapest. Buy quality paint for your DIY home projects will always save you money in the long run.
Use upper stock cabinets to create new storage solutions
Change lightbulbs to all match and give the same “glow”
Declutter inside, create labels and a new storage container
Add a new mirror to the bathrooms
Replace cabinet hardware (or just clean it)
Turn a closet into a mudroom
Build coat hooks to create a “drop off-center” near your entryway
Upcycle an old piece of furniture
Organize your closet by taking everything out and putting back only what you need
Use contact paper to makeover furniture (see file cabinet below), redo countertops or use as removable wallpaper
Paint your mailbox
All DIY home improvement projects do not have to be expensive or require a ton of tools. Here is a list of all types of weekend do-it-yourself projects.
Budget-Friendly DIY Home Improvement Projects
Nothing says being a homeowner like completely makeover your home with weekend DIY home improvement projects. Here are 40+ cheap DIY ideas for the home you will want to consider the next time you feel like picking up a paintbrush or a hammer.
DIY Paint Projects
It is no secret that we think paint projects are the perfect weekend DIY project (and one of the easiest). From painting backsplashes to walls, paint is one of the easiest ways to update your home.
Did you know you can paint that old ugly tile backsplash? Honestly, we are still shocked that this project was completed on a weekend and looks so good. Not to mention, it is totally holding up and we see no reason to replace it with new backsplash tiles any time soon.
From simple and easy home decor items to larger furniture pieces spray paint can truly update and modernize almost anything. Add your personal touch and showcase your personality with a variety of spray paint ideas.
Are you sick of the same boring kitchen island? Painting it fun and bold color can really modernize your kitchen. We loved the island color so much that we even had to do all the lower cabinets (see next one on the list).
We loved our green kitchen island so much that the next weekend you can guess what happened. The two-toned cabinet painting trend makes this project doable in a weekend (at least the painting part). We always recommend letting the cabinet doors cure as long as possible before putting it all back together.
Seriously these oak cabinets look amazing now. Due to the size of this bathroom cabinet, this really wasn't that bad of a weekend painting project. Add new hardware and you will feel like you completely transformed the small bathroom without breaking the bank.
There is no need to replace your whole bathroom vanity if your cabinets are in good shape. Use the painting tips listed in the above link and just get a premade counter to truly create a new look. This finished bathroom is one of our favorite home DIY ideas.
This is a quick and easy DIY painting project for this weekend! Get the whole family involved. No one wants to pay for designer flower pots and planters! These 17+ DIY flower pot painting ideas (plus these awesome spray-painted ones) will help you decorate your outdoor space the way you want.
Do you want to easily add some fun personality to a space? Accent walls (here are 11 awesome ones) are the perfect ways to add character to a bedroom while being budget-friendly. Even this complex wall was done in a weekend.
Create a unique wall mural in your home using chalkboard paint. This chalkboard wall idea used a frame design to give each child a place to put their awesome drawings. This weekend DIY project is an easy project to try.
This might not be the most glamorous DIY home improvement project. but you will have peace of mind knowing that you are helping keep your basement dry. Please note that if you have severe water problems, it is probably best to call a professional to help you out.
Do you get a lot of brown boxes sent to your house (don't worry we won't tell). Repurpose those boxes by covering them with cloth and add fun rope or other elements. Great for storage and the environment.
Are you sick of seeing wires around your mounted television. This corner shelf is the perfect DIY solution to help you hide those wires while still having a place for your cable box and DVD player (yes...we said, DVD player).
Use Ikea spice racks to add fun and cheap DIY shelving to a child's room. Not only will these shelves help you stay organized but they can act as easy wall decor. Get other DIY baby nursery ideas as well.
Use a mixture of kid artworks and adults to create a fun picture wall in your home. You can mix and match frames or keep to one style. The choice is yours. Here are 12+ other picture wall ideas you want to check out.
Are you in need of large artwork for a playroom or child's bedroom and you don't want to pay the expensive prices for large artworks? Why not create your own string art with an inspiring or personalized message to hang on the walls.