It can be tough when everywhere you look there are summer projects that look like they’re too big to tackle, but you still want to make some small changes in your new home. A tiny project will give you a boost of confidence in your DIY skills while also making real progress towards making your new house feel like home. Here are several projects that you can easily complete in a weekend.8
Create an Herb Garden
Walking out into your yard and cutting fresh herbs for dinner is a great feeling, so why not start an herb garden? Here are a few herb options that do well in a wide range of climates:
- Chives: These tasty and slightly spicy herbs will grow almost anywhere. Cut them close to the ground just like grass to harvest.
- Mint: The bright flavor of mint lends itself well to both sweet and savory dishes. Mint is best planted in pots so you can bring it inside in cooler weather.
- Cilantro: Cilantro doesn’t last long, so start a few plants every few weeks to keep your supply fresh.
- Lemongrass: A staple of Asian cuisine, lemongrass is relatively easy to grow and adds a fresh flavor to sauces.
Reduce the Junk
Even tackling a closet may seem like an aggressive task after a big move, but going through a junk drawer? Not quite as bad! Pick a junk drawer (or three) and start going through it to organize your space a little bit at a time. If you have broken items or things that you simply no longer use, put them all in a pile. An easy way to organize is to use laundry baskets or bins labeled with the area of the room where the items go. Simply toss the offending items into the correct bin, and your drawers will be neat and tidy in no time!
Creating a lemonade stand with your kids is one of the best ways to teach them about hard work and helping others. Show them how to create signs, make the lemonade and even discuss pricing with them. If your children are older, have them create a mini-business plan to see how much lemonade they need to sell, minus the cost of goods, to get to a certain profit level. Consider having them donate the proceeds of their lemonade stand to a local charity.
Create a Fun Backsplash
Redoing an entire room can take more than a weekend, but adding a backsplash to a wall feels achievable. You could also paint an accent wall, something that can make the colors pop within your space. Check out a big selection of tile options at local home improvement stores.
Ready to make something special happen in your new home? These weekend projects will get you started. Ready to tackle something bigger? Give The Painting Company a call! Our professional painting specialists will walk you through everything you need to know to get started on your next painting project.