We’ve spent the last couple of years making major changes to our house, and I love how far we’ve come. Although we’ve done easy diy projects we’ve also done some massive ones. We’ve put in a new master bathroom , updated our other two bathrooms, completely gutted our kitchen (pics coming soon), repainted the entire interior, changed most of the flooring and added an amazing deck.
But, I’m really happy the chaos is over. Now we can get back to what we love. The smaller projects with a big impact. For me, the definition of a small project is something we can build or complete in a weekend or less. If we can update something on the weekend and have the mess cleaned up by Sunday evening, I am a happy girl.
I’m even more ecstatic when those projects are super cheap! No matter how long we have been renovating I’m always so surprised when we can take a little bit of wood and paint and completely transform something.
We aren’t the only ones that love the simple projects. Our easiest project posts are the most popular blog posts. That’s because anyone can do them! Below I’m sharing some of the most popular DIY’s on our site. To get the instructions just click the title and you’ll be sent to the page with the tutorial. Here are the Five Easy DIY Projects to Do on a Small Budget
Frame in a builder grade mirror for $25 or less
While renovating our guest bathroom, we wanted to upgrade the flat builder grade mirror. Instead of removing it, we simply added a stained wood by gluing it on. Click for the instructions.
Add trim to a flat door
The door from our house to the garage is metal and was so ugly! I really thought we would have to replace it. But with just a few dollars of trim, and some paint, we completely transformed the door!
Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod
The cost of bay window curtain rods is ridiculous, and they are so ugly. I couldn’t find anything I really loved enough to pay a fortune for, so Mike made this one for me. It turned out so well and really changed that window.
Build a Restoration Hardware Style Shelf
I wanted a simple rustic shelf over my washer and dryer. I checked out restoration hardware and oh boy…those shelves are ridiculously expensive. They are just made of wood, stain and some metal brackets. I asked Mike if we could make one and he came up with this simple look-a-like. It’s perfect and didn’t break the bank.
Extend Your Cabinets to the Ceiling
This simple DIY is the most popular post on our blog, and I completely understand why. I can’t believe how dramatically different these cabinets look after using plywood and trim to update them. I didn’t want to put a ton of money into our laundry room, but I was also tired of how ugly it was.
Mike added the trim in under an hour. Now that we painted everything, it looks like the trim was always there!
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