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17 Easy DIY Projects to Do While You’re Stuck At Home

April 27, 2020

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Got big ideas for your home that you are putting off until we can get back out? Don’t wait! These easy DIY projects can all be completed with supplies you have or can easily order. Take advantage of all this time and get to work on creating a home you love!

I think we can agree this is a really weird time for all of us! I love being at home and am a total self-proclaimed homebody, but this is even pushing my limits. We are trying really hard to take this time at home to tackle some of the things on our home improvement list. Some days I cannot find the motivation to do much of anything, and other days I am ready to take on the world! I wanted to share some of my favorite easy DIY projects that you can complete when the motivation hits you. These are all projects that you can easily order materials to complete, and some you may be able to source locally and help out a small business!

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Small Projects

Paint a Dress er

My favorite easy way to create a big impact is painting furniture! This tutorial is for a dresser, but you can use it as a guide for painting any wood furniture.

Photo Canvas

This is one of my most popular tutorials for a reason–it is incredibly easy, uses simple supplies, and turns out great! You can order your pictures online, just make sure to choose the correct paper :)

Pompom Wreath

This wreath is amazing! It is one of my easy DIY projects that are great for kids who want to help! It takes some time, which makes it the perfect thing while we are all at home!

DIY Felted Ball Letter

Simple and fun, you can make one of these in an afternoon. Let your creativity flow and choose your own rainbow of felt balls!

Easy Painted Mats and Gold Frames

I totally changed my hallway with this fun gallery. It brought in fun pops of color and the gold frames were exactly what I wanted at a fraction of the price.

How to Decoupage Furniture With Fabric for an “Upholstered” Look!

This popular project has stood the test of time! It is such a simple way to bring new life to a wooden chair and bring added texture and pattern into your room.

Make Large Frames with No Tools

Looking for an easy way to change up your art? These large frames are one of my favorite super easy DIY projects!

DIY Sharpie Mugs

This is a fun project that even your kids can do. With a few easy-to-order supplies, this is an easy afternoon of crafty fun!

Bentwood Pendant Light

Tired of staring at the same old light you hate? DIY yourself a new one with this tutorial. It looks amazing, but I promise it is easy!

No-Sew Easy Curtains

Don't want to spend money on curtains right now? DIY your own. I made these simple curtains and they look amazing, and you can too!

Big Projects

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding or Priming!

This wildly popular tutorial is still one of my favorite easy DIY projects. We had a small budget to totally change the look of our kitchen and this tutorial explains everything we did to transform it.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets the Easy Way (2 days, no packing)

Want to completely change your kitchen in a weekend? We did it in Thea's kitchen, and you can too! So simple and so budget-friendly.

How to Paint Your Backsplash in 5 Easy Steps

The other quick way to transform your kitchen's look is to update the backsplash! We stenciled Thea's backsplash and totally changed the look in 5 easy steps.

How to Paint Vinyl Floors

You don't have to live with ugly vinyl floors! It is really easy to paint them–you just have to do it right. Follow the simple tutorial and achieve the floors that you want at a fraction of the time and money of buying and installing new ones!

How to Paint Shower Tiles White

Freshen up your tiles with this simple tutorial. You can order the kit you need and get started easily. Get ready to give your bathroom a serious refresh!

DIY Vanity Makeover: Concrete Overlay

Looking for easy DIY projects to update a bathroom? Cover your old ugly vanity with a concrete overlay! We loved the results and how great it looked years later.

How to Install Removable Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps

Wallpaper can seem REALLY scary. The good news is that it really isn't and I can prove it! This tutorial will show you how simple it is to use removable wallpaper.

Aren't these ideas amazing? They are some of my favorite projects and they all are simpler than they appear! I know we aren't all feeling super motivated during this weird time, but if you get excited and want to make something happen, these easy DIY projects will make you feel super accomplished!

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  1. Stacie Stamper says:

    I am always in awe of your laundry room transformation. I am not currently happy with mine, but it has a weird machine layout that I can’t change and I just can’t figure out how to spruce the space up around them. Any tips?

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