DIY Projects

May 6, 2009

11 Long Weekend Design Projects

If you’re not planning to escape on a trip during this long weekend, try one of these easy indoor or outdoor projects. They’re great for three-day weekends when you’re itching to get stuff done around the house or cottage. If the weather is fine, venture outside to build a trellis, freshen up the peeling porch paint, or tackle the landscaping. On rainy days, opt for an indoor DIY project, like a kitchen cabinet makeover or framed fabric art. Whether you’re working solo or enjoying quality family time, these projects will make for an enjoyable and productive weekend.

Outdoor Projects

Make A DIY Garden Trellis

Build a simple latticework trellis to add greenery to a patio, backyard or cottage façade.

Create A DIY Spring Planter

Learn how to arrange spring blooms and plants in an easily-moved patio planter.

Learn About Garden Design Trends

Watch this video before you hit the garden centre and get the dirt on hot gardening trends from landscape designer Terry Ryan.

Plan Your Outdoor Living Space

Read this article to find out how to enhance your outdoor living area with seating, privacy and lighting.

Give Your Home An Exterior Colour Facelift

New builder homes, fixer-uppers and cottages can all benefit from a paint touch-up. Before purchasing any exterior paint, read about colour schemes, applications and finishes.

Indoor DIY Projects

Create DIY Framed Art

Craft these easy, framed fabric wall-hangings for a colourful and dramatic effect in any room.

Makeover Your Kitchen Cabinets

Customize your kitchen cabinets with DIY panel moulding.

Build An Indoor/Outdoor Bench

Find out how to make a lidded bench that’s perfect for taking off and storing shoes or for summer reading on the porch.

Paint An Old Dresser

Add contemporary flair to an old dresser with simple yet bold stripes.

Search Your Local Flea Market For Top Decorating Finds

Whether you’re in cottage country or the city, there are always flea markets to be found in the summertime! Read this article before you go and learn how to separate the trash from the treasures.

Add Wainscotting To A Wall

Add texture and character to a room with panel moulding.