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Weekend Project Round-Up: 15 Awesome Ideas!

I don’t know about you, but I love weekend projects.  Something to spiff up an area quickly in a corner of the house to either make things run better through a busy scheduled week, or just to make things visually more attractive.  I’ve collected a few favorites of mine and thought I’d share them here.  (Above:  You Are My Fave). Visit the slideshow below for inspiration!

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  • Paint By Number Wall 1 of 15
    Paint By Number Wall
    A perfect idea for a nursery. Tereasa Surratt of Camp Wandawega made this one for her little girl's room at their lake home.
    Click here to see how.
  • An Ikea Hacked Coffee Table 2 of 15
    An Ikea Hacked Coffee Table
    This rad coffee table was made by the very clever folks at Weekday Carnival by using Ikea's VIKA LERBERG stands and a wooden board. Love the wood with the white together.
    Click here to see how.
  • Update Your Kitchen (for free)! 3 of 15
    Update Your Kitchen (for free)!
    A fast an easy update is to remove the upper cupboard doors in your kitchen! Give them a fresh coat of paint, and voila! Click here, for more info. (Photo: Michael Penny for House and Home).
  • Embellish a Headboard 4 of 15
    Embellish a Headboard
    An adorable idea for a headboard; home decor mimics fashion with these felt flowered embellishments. Wool cut out flowers (make or buy) and attach to a like coloured headboard. This one in linen. Simple and feminine.
    From Marie Claire Idées. (Photo: Louis Gaillard Réalisation : Pascale Chastres, Alix Chatillon )
  • Organize with Bakeware 5 of 15
    Organize with Bakeware
    A fun and easy way to organize clutter in the foyer or anywhere; bakeware takes on double-duty in Chatelaine magazine's latest issue. Using brioche molds, tartlet pans and individual cupcake tins to sort and stash mail, cellphones, loose change and even spring bulbs!
    Photo credit: Roberto Caruso.
  • Convert a Closet 6 of 15
    Convert a Closet
    I know this is probably one of the most clichéd decorating tricks in the book (pimping out a closet for a different use) but I really like this idea which I haven't seen before for an entryway and an easy do-able weekend project if I've ever seen one. Knocking out the closet door, fitting in a little bench and peg-rail hooks for coats. I love the idea of having a seating area in the entryway to sit down on to slip on your boots but can sometimes not be obtainable due to the extra space it takes up. This idea however, takes care of it quite nicely, and I'd even add baskets underneath to house shoes or personal items.
    Found via the March 2011 issue of House and Home magazine. Photo Credit: Tina Giovan..
  • Build a Cake Stand 7 of 15
    Build a Cake Stand
    Aren't these cute? I want to make, like eight!
    Visit You Are My Fave for the deets!
  • Yarn Bomb Your Home! 8 of 15
    Yarn Bomb Your Home!
    I never really thought of this till now (well, maybe I have my stair banister), but after seeing the hand-stitched home of Aurélie Mathigot I'm totally inspired to bring some more yarn bombing indoors! I've got a few large pieces of driftwood laying about that I've been hanging onto for a crafternoon, and since I'm so good at knitting rectangles (that's the extent of my talent), this just might be the craft of choice! Love!
    Photos by Eric Flogny in Marie Claire Maison, April 2010.
  • Paint Dipped Furniture 9 of 15
    Paint Dipped Furniture
    Paint dip some furniture by using painters tape to mark your lines and two contrasting paints!
    This idea by Cameron McNeil, Senior Design Editor, House and Home. Photo by Kim Jeffrey.
  • Embellish a Mirror 10 of 15
    Embellish a Mirror
    Create straight lines to adhere letters/words to using masking tape, then working left to right, stick on the letters. Use a favourite poem, lyrics to a song, to transfrom into a personal piece of art.
    Photo from Livingetc, Photo by James Merrell.
  • Get Organized! 11 of 15
    Get Organized!
    Using canvas organizers from Ikea, blogger Kristen Mcashan created a cute and crafty way to organize her bathroom cupboard.
    here to see!
  • Etched Glass Storage Jars 12 of 15
    Etched Glass Storage Jars
    A super-easy weekend project using vinyl alphabet stickers and etch glass etching cream to store kitchen staples from the folks over at ReadyMade.
    Click here for the how-to. Photo by Claire Joyce .
  • Storage on a Budget 13 of 15
    Storage on a Budget
    Rather than purchasing the more expensive new wood boxes, Mary of Cherry Tomato cleverly had the idea to visit her local wine store and pick up some wooden boxes there (at $3 each). After that, she painted the front end of them with chalkboard paint, for labeling.
    Click here to read her how-to.
  • Decoupage with Fabric 14 of 15
    Decoupage with Fabric
    A great way to spruce up a boring dresser! Melissa from Under Construction was inspired to cover her daughter's dresser after she completed a ruffled quilt for her bed and wanted the furniture to match. Using vintage fabric, she created a really sweet piece!
    Visit her blog for the instructions.
  • Make Someone a Picnic Kit 15 of 15
    Make Someone a Picnic Kit
    Sometimes a weekend project is making something for someone else. A great idea to give as a gift, or maybe for someone you're missing that will be home soon. The folks at Tiger in a Jar made this one as a wedding gift for some friends.
    Click here to see.

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