DIY Home Hacks You Can Do in One Weekend

It is fair to say that many of us lead very busy and hectic lives. Just thinking about giving our home a makeover is a luxury in itself. But every once in a while, we are blessed with an entirely free weekend. So when those rare times come along, it’s important to make the most of them. That’s why you need DIY home hacks you can do in one weekend.

In this article, find out a wide range of activities you can start and begin on your days off. From making your own coffee station, building a firepit, installing a wallpaper mural and more, there are so many ways you can style your home in under 48 hours.

5 DIY tasks you can do in under two days

  1. Make a coffee station

One of the most fun and worthwhile DIY tasks you can do at the weekend is to make your own coffee station. Trust me – you will appreciate it on Monday morning. Or maybe you are more of a tea drinker? Then you can make your own equivalent tea station instead. Great for a dorm room for college students, a bedroom, or in a kitchen, a coffee station is a must-have item for any hot drinks lover.

To make a coffee station, you need:

  • Coffee machine
  • Mug caddy to store mugs
  • Display stand to store coffee grains, milk sachets, chocolate sprinkles, etc.
  • Cute coffee sign

Place all of the above on the counter in your kitchen, on a bedside table or a serving tray with wheels – wherever you have the space free. Before you know it, you’ll be showing off your fancy new coffee station to your friends.

  1. Upholster a headboard

It’s surprising how upholstering a headboard can utterly change the look of a bedroom. Upholstery is a great way to update furniture, but a headboard is a great place to start if you have never upholstered before. And what’s more, it can easily be completed in a weekend.

To upholster a headboard, you need:

  • Enough fabric to cover and fold on the back of the headboard
  • Furniture staple gun
  • Upholstery foam

Upholstering your headboard can be done in many different ways. Find the look you are going for and see how it can be made via an online tutorial. You can completely remove the previous fabric and foam or you can simply cover them up with your new fabric. Essentially, all you have to do is have enough material to staple onto the headboard and voilà. You have a new headboard. You can also hammer tack pins along the edges for an antique trim.

  1. Install a wallpaper mural

If you really want to transform an entire room in one weekend, install a wallpaper mural. Easy and quick to put up, a custom-made wallpaper will give any room a new lease of life. Whether you want to make a unicorn bedroom for your child or want to add a feature wall in your lounge, a mural is the answer.

To install a wallpaper mural, you need:

  • Custom-made wallpaper mural
  • Paste (if your wallpaper supplier doesn’t already supply this for you)
  • Pasting brush
  • Wallpaper knife to trim any excess paper

You can even avoid the pasting brush and paste by choosing a self-adhesive wallpaper instead. For this, all you do is peel off the protective backing and stick the wallpaper straight onto the wall. Just make sure you have a friend to help you out – one person to hold the wallpaper while the other maneuvers it into place.

  1. Upcycle furniture with chalk paint

Upcycling a piece of furniture with chalk paint can be easily done in under two days. Choose something that you can manage in such a short time such as a small coffee table or cabinet. That way, you aren’t rushing and ruining any of your handiwork.

To upcycle furniture with chalk paint, you need:

  • High quality chalk paint in a colour of your choice
  • Furniture brush
  • Masking tape
  • Sanding paper
  • Furniture wax
  • A much-needed furniture item that needs some TLC

The tape is only needed if you want to give your item stripes or for it to have two different colours. It’s basically there to give you a clean line so your brush doesn’t go over where you want it to go. Paint straight onto the item as you don’t need to sand beforehand when using chalk paint. Then add as many layers as requested and sand the edges if you want to create an antique effect. Finish it all off by waxing the entire piece to protect the paint. For furniture that will receive high traffic such as the top of a coffee table, add extra layers of paint and wax for added protection. Giving furniture a new purpose is not only great for injecting life back into it, but upcycling is a way to reduce environmental waste.

  1. Create a blanket ladder

If you want to create a quick feature in your home, then make your own blanket ladder. Great for storing towels as well as blankets, you don’t need a lot of equipment and tools to make one. It’s the latest craze for living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms so why not enjoy one in your own humble abode?

To make a blanket ladder, you need:

  • A set of wooden ladders – size of your choice
  • Wood paint
  • A furniture brush
  • Blankets and towels of your choice

Again, a great way to reuse old items, choose a wooden ladder in the size of your choice. Paint it with wood paint in a tone to suit your colour scheme and once dry, simply lean it against the wall.

As well as these five ideas, there are SO many other DIY home hacks you can complete within a weekend. Why not learn how to sew your own cushion covers by recycling old bedding fabric? Create your own succulent plant garden by choosing a variety of plants and arranging them in a glass bowl with small stones? It’s all about getting creative and improving your home’s décor. Which DIY task are you going to do this weekend?

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Amy Hillary

Amy Hillary is a Freelance Writer as well as the Content Creator at Wallsauce.com. Her work consists of creating website content, writing blogs as well as product descriptions. Her most popular topic focuses are interior design, lifestyle and retail. Linkedin

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