Home DIY Projects You Can Do in a Day

Life is busy, which means many of us DIY types don’t have enough time in our days to complete all the home projects we’ve got planned. If this sounds familiar, the following quick one-day DIY projects will let you spruce up your home while feeling accomplished at the same time. 

1. A Cork Bulletin Board

If you’re a wine drinker, start saving up those wine corks for this fun DIY project that’s sure to make chores and to-dos much more exciting. All you need to do is find a picture frame you like, arrange your corks to cover the picture area, and voila! You have yourself a bulletin board made of cork. 

Tip: If you want to personalize it further, you can paint the frame to match the décor in your home. Adding artificial flowers and other details is a nice touch, too!

2. A Blanket Ladder

Got more blankets than you have space for? Make an elegant-looking blanket ladder using just an old wooden ladder and some paint. Once done, lean the ladder against the wall and hang folded blankets over its rungs for a simple and cozy display in any room of your home. 

3. Reupholstered Outdoor Furniture

If your outdoor furniture looks well-used, give it a facelift with some lovely new material. 

Don’t know how to sew? No problem! This DIY doesn’t involve sewing of any kind!

Simply get yourself enough thick material rated for outdoor use to cover the size cushions you have. Cut it to fit comfortably around the cushion with enough overlapping on the bottom to attach it to the pad. Use safety pins, a staple gun, or fusible bonding tape (found in the craft section) to attach the fabric to the bottom of the cushion. Turn the cushion over and ta-da! A new look for your old outdoor furniture!

4. A New Front Door Look

The front door is often the first thing people see when they visit your home. Make it something to talk about by giving that boring old door a pop of color that speaks volumes. 

To get started on this easy but effective DIY, head to your local home improvement store for supplies. Pay attention to the type of door you have (metal, wood, etc.) and get the right paint for the job. Choose a color that complements the exterior of your home, of course, but if you really want to make a statement, go for one that stands out at the same time. 

5. Personalized Address Sign

Let people know where they are and who you are with a personalized address sign to hang on the outside of your home. Get yourself a large monogram letter for your last name and strategically attach the numbers of your address to it. Paint, stain, or otherwise decorate it to reflect your personality, and then hang it on the front of your house.