In A Weekend…You Can Do…

Happy Friday Everyone!  I love Fridays and want to celebrate the end of the work week with you in a way that I know will put a smile on your face.

I get many emails from readers telling me that they love to create and decorate, but can never find the time and end up feeling unaccomplished what with work, kids, and obligations – there just isn’t any time to take on big projects.

Others have also written to me and told me that many DIY decorating and home improvement projects seem too daunting at times and they get overwhelmed. If you are shaking your head like a bobble-head right now then you will enjoy the new series I am going to run over the summer months called In  A Weekend…You Can Do…

In a Weekend you Can do Blog Series: DIY Decorating

On occasional Fridays I will  showcase small projects that you can do around your house in a weekend.  None of the ideas or projects will take more than a few hours from start to finish.  Some may even be quick tricks and tips to help you make a task easier, plus I will always feature something to reward your efforts in the way of something delicious and sweet as no weekend work should ever go unrewarded.

I like to chill and relax on the weekends, to0 and will be doing some of these projects myself.   Yesterday I bought fresh blackberries to make No. 4

In  A Weekend…You Can Do…

No 1 

Stop delaying painting your family room because you fear you are going to pick the wrong color.  Follow this-

How to Choose a Color Scheme for a Room: DIY Decorating

No-Fail, Fun, and Easy Method for Picking the Perfect Paint Colors

No 2

Brighten up your outside living space with one of these-

Outdoor Planter Ideas

9 Easy and Colorful Outdoor Planter Ideas

No 3

You won’t need any help hanging the new mirror, art, or painting you bought at HomeGoods a month ago that is still just leaning against the wall once you check out this-

Picture Hanging Trick: DIY Decorating

Clever Picture, Mirror, Art Hanging Trick

No 4

Buy some yummy blackberries at your local Farmer’s Market this weekend to make this to enjoy for dessert on Saturday night.

Blackberry Vanilla Crisp Recipe

Blackberry Vanilla Crisp

No 5

Paint a flea market find in one of these delicious colors to instantly brighten and update a room in your home.

stack of colorful chairs

Colorful Painted Chairs

Hoping you have one delightful, delicious, and colorful weekend. 

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10 Comments

  1. Thank you! Hey, how did you know my head was bobbing:)~ I found your website a couple of weeks ago and love it! I always say to myself “I could never do…” you have renewed my crafting side, it has been hidden for far too long. Thanks again.

  2. Hey Diane! I’m a first-time visitor to your site and I love these ideas! I’m about to check out the Colortopia site and I HAVE to try the blackberry vanilla crumble sometime! So glad I found you : )

  3. Great ideas! Those chairs are $225 A PIECE though….eek. Love the colors though for a thrift store find. :) thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Saturday morning. Sitting on the screen porch in front of a fire. Reading your blog. Feeling happy seeing all the color. Thanks!

  5. Another great idea, Diane~~now I have one more thing to look forward to this summer: your “You Can Do” series. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Bought some plump blackberries the other day for “houseguests” in town for a funeral and was kicking myself for not using them. Came across your yummy recipe and will try it out tonight! Thank You, Thank You!

  7. I just checked the chair site and oh my yes, painting old chair finds is so worth it!!

  8. I have to read very carefully all of these…. I love the chairs. I love everything. I definitely need to quit procrastinating on painting at least one wall….. yeah, guess so. Thank you for the help and how to do it’s.