25 Remodeling Projects You Can Do in a Weekend

If you're a do-it-yourselfer on a tight timeline, spice up your routine with one of these easy projects — perfect for the weekend!

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October 19, 2015
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Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Turn a Vintage Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

You don’t have to stick to that boring builder-grade vanity. You can add tons of character and charm to your bathroom simply by converting an old dresser into a vanity.

Install a Sliding Yellow Door

Sliding barn doors are a popular choice for saving space and adding an instant cool factor to any space. Check out designer Laurie March’s tips for installing your own.

Build a Shutter Console Table

Add storage and a great place to display a few of your favorite decorations with a DIY console table made from an old (or new) shutter.

Make a Bar Cart From a Bookshelf

Bar carts add great storage and make entertaining a breeze. Now you can create your own out of an old bookshelf with a few simple steps from designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

Make Stylish Outdoor Pallet Seating

If you love entertaining, this project is for you. Learn how to create custom outdoor seating with upcycled wooden pallets.           

Update Your Bathroom Door

Take any basic door and add instant drama with a bit of trim and the color of your choice. Here, a bluish-gray hue brings this plain white door to life. Follow the instructions found here.  

Build an Outdoor Stacked Stone Fireplace

This weekend project may look intimidating, but with easy instructions from designer Brian Patrick Flynn, you’re bound to be relaxing by the fire in no time.

Create a Kid's Stair Post Desk

Why go out and buy a brand-new desk when you could build your own with plywood and stair posts? Let the kids help, and they’ll always appreciate their handmade workspace.

Build Creative DIY Nightstands

Give your bedroom a mini makeover with a new set of nightstands made from an old table and painted with your favorite color. Find the step-by-step instructions here.

Make a DIY Interior Dutch Door

Great for pets or for a kid’s bedroom, this DIY Dutch door makes it easy to keep an eye (and ear) on things.

Make a Window Seat With Pet Bed

Speaking of pets, don’t forget about your favorite pooch when creating the perfect window seat. With these simple instructions, man and man’s best friends can enjoy a warm seat in the sun.

Repurpose a Ladder Into a Drying Rack

If your laundry room is lacking in space, don’t forget to look up! This DIY drying rack is made from a basic ladder and chains.

Build a Herringbone Privacy Screen

Add some shade and create a bit of privacy with this stylish wooden screen. The only problem will be convincing your friends you made it!

Build a Kids' Wooden Swing Set

The kids will definitely want to join in while you work on this swing set masterpiece. Let them try their hands at painting for this family-oriented project.

Make an Upholstered Door With Nail-Head Trim

Add some pizzazz to a set of basic doors with a unique upholstered look in the fabric of your choice. Follow the instructions found here.  

Apply Stikwood Wall Paneling

Add warmth, texture and designer style with a gorgeous wood accent wall in an understated chevron pattern.

Build a Pine Shelving System

This project not only looks amazing, it also adds plenty of storage in one of the most-visited rooms in the house. After all, who couldn’t use more storage in the kitchen? Learn how to make your own here.  

Add Crown Molding to Your Bedroom

Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make the biggest difference. Create architectural interest and a cozy vibe in the bedroom by adding crown molding.

Build an Outdoor Recycling Center

If you’ve always wanted a recycling center but simply didn’t have the space, this smart outdoor setup is the space-saving alternative you’ve been waiting for.

Make a Pet Feeding Station

Elevate your pup’s dinner with a brand new feeding station that incorporates the bowls and even provides a discreet spot for keeping toys and bagged food.

Build a Kitchen Storage Shelf and Pot Rack

Free up kitchen cabinets and drawers by building your own wooden shelf for hanging pots and pans and storing a few of your favorite cook books.

Create an Easy DIY Hanging Daybed

It only takes a weekend to create the ideal spot to curl up with a good book, enjoy the outdoors, and laze the day away. Get the instructions here.  

Install Tin Ceiling Tiles

Pay homage to the 1920s with striking faux tin tiles. A great project for a dining room or kitchen, this easy project will add instant glamour to any space. 

Create a Vinyl Photo Backsplash

Add a personal touch to your kitchen by installing your favorite photo as a custom backsplash. This look is sure to have your guests craving one of their own.

Update a Bathtub Surround Using Beadboard

By following these simple instructions, you can use beadboard and basic trim to take your tub surround to the next level.

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