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5 DIY Projects to Try This Summer

The kids are out of school, the pool is open, and the sun is out. This can only mean one thing: SUMMER! Summer excites me to get projects done around the house. Whether it refreshing a room with paint, working in the yard, or renovating an entire space, there’s something about the warm air and long days that scream PROJECTS!

Today, I’m sharing 5, mostly quick, projects to consider as you begin jotting down your summer plans. 

#1 ||  Paint a Piece of Furniture

If you’re a regular around here, you know I’m all about a thrifted piece of furniture and a quart of paint! Painting a dresser, night stand, or table can add visual interest to your space while also giving a dated piece of furniture new life. 

I’m a big fan of chalk paint, especially Country Chic Paint. (I painted our entire kitchen cabinets with this stuff!) You can also DIY your own chalk paint with this RECIPE

Chalk paint isn’t the only medium for painted furniture though. You can go with a glossy epoxy or use latex paint with a sprayer for a smooth finish. The options are limitless!

#2  ||  Create a Container Garden


This is on my list every year. It’s so easy to add instant curb appeal by putting a few plants in some pots. In this post, I’ve even included my favorite containers along with some tips!

#3  ||  Build a Book Ledge

This is one of the easiest, inexpensive projects in our home. Along with these book ledges in my daughter’s nursery, we also built one long ledge above our sofa to hold several mix-n-match pieces of art. These are customizable and a quick weekend project for this summer! Tutorial can be found HERE.

#4  ||  Make a Wreath

This is one of the easiest projects you can do this summer that will also add some charm to your front door. Simple greenery wreaths are the current trend, so why not get a grapevine wreath, metal hoop, or embroidery hoop and hot glue your favorite faux greenery on it? You can personalize it with coordinating ribbon. I made this simple, modern hoop wreath for less than $10. Best thing: it can be used for most seasons!

#5  ||  Hang Removable Wallpaper

Have you been wanting to change up a space in your home without committing to molding or traditional wallpaper? Removable wallpaper is the perfect choice for a transitional space. It’s also a great choice if you want to go bold without a huge commitment to time or money. It’s just like a big sticker. We went with traditional wallpaper in our breakfast nook, which broke us in the hard way, but I’m all for trying removable wallpaper in the future.

A few great companies for removable wallpaper are:
Walls Need Love



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