14 DIY Projects To Try This Weekend and Top Picks From Party

Thanks so everyone who linked up their projects to Happy Hour this week! As I was going through all of the links I was blown away by all of the amazing DIY projects that were linked up!  The paint choices, before/after picture, pure genius ideas… You all are so talented it kills me.

If any of you are afraid of tackling DIY projects around your own home, or you don’t know what to do with the cool pieces you find at the thrift store, you need to check out all of these projects. These prove that ANYTHING is possible and you will also learn a few valuable tips!



Chalkboard Gallery Wall by This Little Estate

Reupholstered Chair by Diary of a [Wannabe] Domestic Diva

DIY Chalkboard Wall Art by The Lily Pad Cottage (PS. She did all the artwork by hand)

Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Artwork by Literally Inspired

Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror by Twelve O Eight

Deer Head Art by Sew A Fine Seam 

Chalk Paint Side Table by Liz Marie 

Reupholstered Ottomans by Number Fifty-Three

Vanity Makeover by A Sunday Afternoon 

DIY Rocking Chair (yes, from scratch) by The Chronicle of Home

Roadside Rescue turned Porch Decor by Dirt Stains and Paint 

Dining Set Makeover by Elizabeth & Co. 

$18 Pantry Screen Door by Domestic Imperfection

Dresser Makeover by Twelve O Eight

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes from A Pumpkin and a Princess 

No Carve Pumpkins by Lacquer and Linen


If you haven’t linked up your projects to the party yet, this is still time! Thank you for hanging out with us each week. I really enjoy having the opportunity to feature so many of your projects each week.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Are you doing anything fun?

Is it bad that I want to start working on Christmas projects already?


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    Taryn, Thank you so much for the feature! It realy did make my day. Such encouragement to have such great blogs check out my new little blog. ;) I hope this finds you well, enjoying your weekend!


  2. Lisa @ Diary of a Wannabe Domestic Diva says

    Taryn thank you so much for the feature! And wow-that chalkboard wall art is seriously amazing!

  3. says

    I’m just now catching up on my blog reading and saw this. Thank you SO much for featuring my cupcakes! I hope you’ve had a great week, Taryn! :)

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