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Best DIY Projects for the Weekend

Best DIY Projects for the Weekend

The weekend is the time for getting together with friends, relaxing, and for the avid DIYer—it's time for some home improvement projects! Projects can easily spiral out of control time-wise, so it's important to plan them out and be realistic about what you can accomplish. That's why we've assembled the best DIY projects you can easily complete in two days, making them the perfect way to spend a weekend. Ready to get started? Visit our Gabriel Building Supply stores in Ponchatoula and Amite, Louisiana for everything you need to complete your DIY project!

Plant a garden

Take advantage of low-humidity and mild temperatures this spring and spend the weekend outside beautifying your home. First, create a raised garden bed by using wood or cinderblocks and fill the bed with good-quality garden dirt. Place wooden stakes and trellises for the plants as needed on the first day as well. Then, plant seeds and flowers the next day. By Monday, your garden will be blooming with color and fragrance.


Painting a room is one of the simplest projects you can complete in a weekend. It only takes a few hours to move existing furniture, tape off a room, and paint. You may find the hardest part of this project is deciding on a color palette!

Bathroom makeover

This project comes with a lot of flexibility as you can decide how much or how little you want to do. You'll be surprised what simply changing a bathroom's accent mirror can do to the mood of a room. Upgrading the shower curtains or painting bathroom cabinets is another way to give the room a fresh new look.

Kitchen upgrades

No need to do a full-on kitchen renovation in only two days—just pick a few small projects to complete over one weekend. These include adding a backsplash to the sink or stove area, staining your kitchen cabinets, and organizing your pantry (get some inspiration here). It won't take long before your kitchen looks brand new!

Accent furniture piece

For the ambitious DIYer, you can spend the weekend making an accent furniture piece from scratch. From creating a farmhouse-style dining room table to redoing your mailbox, the possibilities are endless! We guarantee that once your project is completed you'll have a new favorite piece of furniture.

The weekend is prime-time for a home DIYer, and we want to make sure you're fully prepared to complete your project. That's why our team at Gabriel Building Supply is here to help you with all your home improvement needs. We've been serving Louisiana DIYers, contractors, and homeowners since 1926. Stop by our stores in Ponchatoula and Amite to see how we can help you improve your home!

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