Six indoor D.I.Y. projects you can do this weekend

Weekends are a great opportunity to get stuck into some D.I.Y. While two days may not seem like enough time to get much done, it’s amazing what you can achieve. Here are six doable D.I.Y. projects that you can start and finish this weekend, and make a huge difference to your home.

Copper and timber bedside table

Every bedroom needs a bedside table. It’s a handy spot for a lamp, the book you’re reading, your phone, and a glass of water. Rather than just using timber, you can make one with a contemporary twist. A copper bedside table, pictured above, can add a touch of industrial style and become a focal point in your room.

coat rack

Wooden coat rack

If you’ve got jackets, hats and scarves lying around the house, then a wooden coat rack can sort that out. It makes a great addition to any home and gives you somewhere to hang your outerwear when you come home. It’s easy to knock one up and will make a big impression in your hallway, living area or bedroom.

picture ledge

Picture ledge

You can add colour and interest to bare walls with a timber, some basic tools, and you can get it done in no time. It’ll transform the look and feel of any room.

pegboard shelf

Pegboard shelf

As anyone with a study or home office knows, clutter has a way of growing. Before you know it, it’s out of control. A pegboard shelf can clear all that stuff off your desk. It’s easy to make and a handy storage unit for all your stationery or any items you want to put on display. Your space will look neater and you’ll feel a lot more organised.

timber bed head

Timber bedhead

You can rejuvenate your bedroom and turn a boring bed into a stylish centrepiece with a timber bedhead. It provides support for when you’re sitting up reading a book or watching TV, plus timber is warmer and more comfortable than a brick or plaster wall. With just a few materials and a bit of inspiration, you can get it done before bedtime.

triangle shelf

Wooden triangle shelf

Shelving is a good way to keep a kid’s bedroom tidy. However, it doesn’t have to be boring. A triangle shelf makes a fun design feature to display their favourite toys. The kids can help you put it together and decorate it any way they like. You could also make a few for yourself and hang them up around the rest of the house.

More great ideas for your home

We’ve got plenty more D.I.Y. project ideas to help you brighten your home, check out our D.I.Y. Advice now.
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Shelving & Storage How to build a D.I.Y. bookcase This D.I.Y. bookcase might be the perfect solution for your storage needs. It’s easy to make and its minimalist look will suit almost any room. Find out how with Bunnings.

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Bedroom D.I.Y. copper and timber bedside table This copper bedside table will add a modern touch of style to your bedroom and it is easy to make.

closet and storage ideas

Bedroom Cut the clutter with a closet clear out Cut the clutter with these expert storage tips to help you get more from your wardrobe.

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Bedroom How to update window mullions It may not be in your vernacular just yet, but a window mullion is the aluminium that holds your window to its frame! They’re super easy to update, just follow these steps and they’ll look good as new in no time.

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Bedroom D.I.Y. copper jewellery stand Keep your jewellery all in one place with just a few spare plumbing parts and a bit of timber. You can make this stylish copper jewellery stand. Read more at Bunnings.

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Bedroom How to assemble a wardrobe insert unit Learn how to assemble a shelf and drawer unit for a wardrobe. Just follow our step-by-step guide.

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Laundry How to install a laundry cabinet Learn how to measure and fit a laundry cabinet. We’ll show you how to cut holes for pipes and drainage and attach the cabinet to your wall.

Workspace

Study A workspace fit for any room Whether you need a nook to do family admin or a room for running your fledgling business empire, it’s possible to carve out a great workspace in any home.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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