Are you in a “get things done” kind of mood? If so, we’ve got you covered! Harness your inner beast and bang out some (or all if you’re feelin’ froggy!) of these projects this weekend to elevate and upgrade your spaces! Here are eight fairly simple home improvement and DIY projects that you can knock out this weekend!
DIY Project #1: Slap Up an Accent Wall
Do you have a sad, vacant wall in your home that needs a little bit of love? Fresh paint and a few floating shelves or picture ledges will make a huge difference. "But.." you may ask... "Which color combination will really 'pop'?!?" We’re partial to bold contrasting colors and textures. For example, a deep, dark navy wall coupled with our “honey mustard” Double Bender Metal Floating Shelves will pop like crazy. You will literally weep from sheer beauty. Or go for the inverse: a white or off-white wall with “black matte” Fat Lippie Picture Ledges styled with bold black and white artwork.
DIY Project #2 Give that Nook a Makeover
Do you have a “weird” nook in your home that’s just too awkward or too small for traditional shelves and decor? We bet your bottom you can find the perfect floating shelves for that space here at Shelfology. You might want to start the project off by adding some texture or color to the vertical spaces. For example, shiplap could create some visual interest - to which you can mount some horizontal eye candy. If you want a seamless built-in shelf look, check out our Black and White floating shelves.
DIY Project #3 Build Your Own “Library”
If you are like us, you stoke on minimal, well-organized spaces. But every now and then you are left with one sad, lonely corner that collects dust and broken dreams. Yeah, you know what we’re talking about. Breaking news: that corner can be useful. Always wanted to have a library of your own that "has many leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany"? If you have room for a kitty-cornered chair and a lamp, your space has perfect “book nook” potential! Small floating shelves or open shelving in a corner is perfect for smaller collections. Or alternate standard rectangular-shaped shelves and bookends in a stacked fashion across both walls with edges up against the corner. Don’t forget an eclectic lamp to match your decor!
DIY Project #4 Get Rid of Those Stuffy Kitchen Cabinets
If there’s one thing you can change in your kitchen to instantly modernize it, it’s to remove those janky upper cupboards and replace them with radical open shelving. We highly recommend our best-selling Aksel and Tromso floating shelves. Or, if you are looking for something easier to install, check out our Leif Wall Mounted Shelves. If you decide to go the open shelving route, remember that your cupboard contents will be visible. So if you haven’t already, it's time to replace that hodgepodge of Pyrex and Rubbermaid with a uniform + minimal set of dishes, cookware, etc. that you are proud to show off. Also, keep in mind that the wall behind your cupboards will most likely be bare and need some TLC.
DIY Project #5 Elevate Your Closets
Much like nooks, closets have insane shelving potential - especially closets without existing shelving. Shelving like the Bender Wall Mounted Shelves is perfect for showcasing your favorite items - all while adding a pop of crisp color.
DIY Project #6 Take Your Laundry Room From Drab to Fab
Do you keep wishing you had a horizontal space to fold laundry on… that isn’t your bed or the dining room table? If so, we know exactly what you need: a beautiful floating shelf for both storage and folding. Choose a deeper shelf, like 12” Aksel Wood Floating Shelves, for folding and shallower shelving (4-6”) above your folding station. As a bonus, the folding shelf could double as a computer desk! Simply top your shelving with decorative baskets to hide your laundry supplies and you’re done!
DIY Project #7 Design the Entryway of Your Dreams
Your home's entryway should be both functional and beautiful. Commonly wasted space, entryways have practically limitless potential! Off the top of our heads: painted or stained paneling with hooks and shelves; a wallpapered accent wall with a bench or two; or chair rails that allow you to separate the space horizontally. Whatever you choose, you’ll need wall hooks and shelves… and we are partial to our colorful Doohooky Wall Hook and matching Tromso All-Steel Floating Shelves.
DIY Project #8 Add Some Oomph to Your Bathroom
Luckily, bathrooms are one of the easiest spaces to spruce up. With a little bit of decluttering, some nifty containers, and a fresh coat of paint, your bathroom can experience a complete makeover. Choose contrasting colors and textures within your surfaces, decor, and artwork, and the end result is guaranteed to knock your socks off. Finish off the look with some extra storage space (or even replace your cabinets). Our pick? Open shelving units like our Verne Wall Shelves which feature gorgeous hardwood and shelf hardware in loads of different colors.
So there you have it. 8 (fairly) easy DIY projects that EVEN YOU can tackle this weekend. Remember that in addition to easy-to-follow (and frankly hilarious!) step-by-step instructions, all of our products include access to our friendly neighborhood Shelfologists. Call us for installation support, product-related questions, or just to chat! Also, check out our YouTube channel for install guidance, tips and tricks, and shelf-friendly comedy! So… what are you waiting for?! Get doing already!!