DIY Wall Art Projects That You Can Make This Weekend (Even If You’re Not an Artist)

These art projects are super simple. With only a few items, you can customize your own wall art to anchor your space, even if you sucked at art class!

DIY Abstract Art (Tutorial Here)

This is perfect for the minimalist. Sleek and sophisticated, it looks a whole lot more expensive than it actually is to make!

Painted Boxes Lined With Pretty Paper

Display your lightweight keepsakes inside of and on top of these beautiful storage boxes. Trust me, people will ask where you bought these!

Optical Illusion Wall Art (Tutorial Here)

This really plays tricks on your eyes! It’s a great conversation starter for when you have guests over.

Melted Crayon Wall Art

This is one I’ve made in the past. It can get a bit messy and it certainly doesn’t have the best smell when you’re making it, but if you’re looking for an easy and colorful project, this one is the way to go. Just run those crayons right through a hot glue gun (one that you’re willing to part with), onto a canvas.

DIY Dragon Scales on Canvas

All you need to do for this one is cut out some circles from poster board, glue them to a canvas, and spray paint the whole thing! It can be a little time consuming for a larger piece like the one pictured above.

DIY String Art (Tutorial Here)

This one’s been floating around the internet for a while now, but it never gets old! It takes a little bit more planning out then some of the other projects here, but the finished product is hella cool.

DIY Herringbone Art

I just love how intricate this one looks! Plus you can go all Jackson-Pollock-crazy on the canvas before you get to the masking tape. After you throw some paint around on the canvas, use tape to make a herringbone pattern. Paint over the whole thing in white. Then remove the tape. Voila!

DIY Wallpaper Art

This is perfect for those of us who aren’t always ready to commit to wallpapering and entire wall. Display your quirky taste in wallpaper by gluing it to some plywood and hanging it!

This Kitchen Remodel Cost Less Than $600!

I was standing in my kitchen last night, literally counting all the things I would change if I had $50,000. Yep. Thursday nights y’all. New flooring, new backsplash, new island, new cabinets. All that. But alas, I don’t have $50K to spend on anything, let alone a remodel of a kitchen that pretty much functions. So as I sunk into Pinterest-kitchen-coveting despair, I came across the most awesome DIY kitchen remodel I’ve ever seen.

Prepare to be amazed. This is what a little creativity and a weekend of work looks like. This dramatic remodel was not only inexpensive, but also relatively simple! See for yourself. UK blogger, Wendy Gilmour of Thank Fifi, shows us how a little bit of chalk paint, concrete, and stickers —yes, I said stickers, so let your 8-year-old self rejoice!—can transform a kitchen in just one weekend. Check out these amazing pics!

For the full scoop, check out the post here.

Jump-start Your Spring Cleaning With a Weekend Purge + Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Semiannual Cleaning Checklists

How to Plan a Weekend Purge

And after you’ve successfully purged, try incorporating this handy dandy cleaning checklist into your routine!


  • Clean kitchen counters.
  • Clean bathroom counters and wipe down the sink and toilet.
  • Spray the shower with a shower mist.
  • Make your bed.
  • Straighten the living room sofa and coffee table.
  • Vacuum floors (should be done every three to four days depending on number of children and pets).


  • Thoroughly clean toilets and showers.
  • Sanitize kitchen and bathroom floors.
  • Change bedding.
  • Dust all surfaces.
  • Put a bleach-water solution on door handles—more often during the sick season.


  • Vacuum bed.
  • Vacuum ceilings for dust and cobwebs.
  • Clean the inside of your microwave.
  • Dust all baseboards and moldings.
  • Dust ceiling fans.

Every three to sixth months:

  • Clean vents.
  • Clean ovens.
  • Reorganize and clean out closets and draws of unworn clothing and donate what you can.
  • Clean windows and windowsills.
  • Remove all sofa cushions. Vacuum pillows, fluff, replace pillows and vacuum entire sofa as well. If your cushion covers are removable, remove and wash the covers before replacing. If not, you may spot treat them for stains.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains. You can launder curtains, and dust and wipe blinds.
  • Go through kitchen cabinets, trash anything old, and wipe off the shelves. This should also be done in the bathrooms.
  • Empty refrigerator and clean the shelves, walls and drawers.
  • De-clutter and get rid of anything you haven’t used in six months to a year.

This Couple Really Got the DIY Home Coffee Station Right—Fixer Upper Friday

All of us serious coffee drinkers have our own special coffee prep rituals. On auto pilot, we can crawl and grope our way to the kitchen and make our morning cup without even being truly awake. Recently, I’ve tried to streamline this process a little bit. I wanted all of my coffee paraphernalia in one place without clutter and without fuss. Most of all I wanted it to be pretty, because of course I did. This couple really hit the mark on what a fully functional, beautiful coffee station should look like. Check these pics out!


Creating a coffee station like this one isn’t as difficult as it might look. It’s all in the details. You can use a simple baker’s cart or a chunky piece of furniture like a buffet table or an armoire. Here’s a list of things you might consider including in your own home coffee station:

  • Glass or ceramic containers for storing everything from coffee and tea to flavored syrups and sweeteners
  • A pretty carrying tray or low top basket to organize paper cups, lids, and napkins
  • unique artwork (try chalkboard signs like the Gray House above or something like this)
  • any kind of houseplant or flower vase to add a little nature

Source: StudioGrayHouse

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair with Coffee Sacks—Fixer Upper Friday

That moment when you find that perfectly shaped thrift store chair that looks like it was custom made by a carpenter just for you, but it’s the wrong color and the cushion fabric doesn’t match anything you own (or anything that you’d want to own). Broken dreams for sure. Fortunately, painting and reupholstering a chair is probably one of the easiest DIY projects you’ll ever do.

I recently got a hold of some wooden chairs that I absolutely adore, but they really needed some tlc. They were almost identical to this one pictured below.

I knew that I wanted the chairs to have a farmhouse feel, so I decided to paint them white with a little bit of distressing a la Joanna Gaines (love you, girl!). I was struggling with my fabric choice, until I remembered that I still had some of those coffee sacks (find them here) that I had used for other projects. I was a little bit worried that the burlap would be too rough for use as upholstery fabric, but fortunately I was dead wrong. The result: the most beautiful little dining room chairs I’ve ever had! Here’s a step by step for reupholstering your own. Totally easy and totally worth it.

How to Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

  • Remove seat cushion from chair frame and original fabric from cushion.
  • Place seat frame face down on fabric.
  • Trace three inches out from edge of cushion around entire frame using temporary fabric pen. Cut along line.

  • Attach fabric to frame using staple gun. Begin by stapling fabric to frame at the center point of each side, and then at each corner, pulling fabric tautly around frame.

  • After sides and corners are stapled in place, continue securing fabric to frame by working from center point to each corner. Pull fabric snugly around curved corners to eliminate tucks on top side of cushion. Trim any excess fabric.

  • After seat cushion is covered with new fabric, reattach to chair frame using original hardware.

Source: How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair

Image Credit: adiamondinthestuff