7 Kitchen DIYs You Can Totally Do This Weekend for Less than $100

published Jun 6, 2019
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Do you feel that? It’s almost the weekend. Ah, those two precious days where you don’t need to wake up early, check your inbox, or even take a shower. (Hey, we’ve all had those weekends!) Of course, you can still be a little productive — without using up all of your weekend or your entire paycheck from the week. Here are seven little DIY projects you can do over Saturday and Sunday (or even just one afternoon) for less than $100!

1. Cover your counters to look like marble.

Maybe you’re a renter or just can’t afford new marble countertops right now? Disguise your less-than-stylish surface with self-adhesive paper! It’s super easy to install and you don’t have to be as precious working on it as you’d have to be with real marble. If you want the look of granite, allow us to suggest this paint kit, which you can get at Home Depot for $80.

2. Switch up your knobs.

Take your kitchen cabinets to the next level by swapping out the hardware. There are so many options to choose from, so you’re bound to find a style that works for you. (We’re partial to these simple-yet-chic ones from Anthro, where there are options galore.) Installation won’t even take you an hour and all you need is a screwdriver.

3. Put up a backsplash.

Want an eye-catching backsplash? Don’t want to mess with grout? Opt for some peel-and-stick backsplash panels. These are a best-seller on Amazon and can cover up whatever ugliness (or blankness) that’s currently in your kitchen.

4. Refresh the floor.

Turns out there’s an adhesive option for just about every surface in your kitchen — including your floor. Press on some peel-and-stick tiles for the ultimate finishing touch. These vinyl stickers remind us of the pattern in this gorgeous kitchen.

5. Change out your faucet.

A new faucet can actually make a bigger difference than you’d think. And as long as you get one that matches up with the existing holes in your countertop, you can easily replace it in an afternoon.

6. Hang a shelf.

Even if you could never get rid of your cabinet doors entirely, you can still get in on the open-shelving trend a little if you hang a few bonus shelves. Put empty space on a wall to good use and hang some shelves for your prettiest bowls, plates, and glasses. With some extra storage space, you’ll finally have room in your cabinets for that air fryer you’ve been eying.

7.  Improve your lighting situation.

A dark kitchen doesn’t do you any favors in terms of aesthetics or functionality. That’s where these puck lights come in. They’re battery-powered, so you don’t have to do any sort of wiring. Just stick them up behind the molding on your upper cabinets and you’ll have instant lighting.