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Top 100 Two Day Projects

  1. 1. How to Build a Wood Picnic Table

    A hand-built cedar picnic table will outlast the elements and stay in your family for years to come.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. How to Paint Striped Walls for a Contrast of Color

    Give a living room a fun wave of warm brown painted stripes to add a contrast of color.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. How to Build a Brick Barbecue

    For years of virtually maintenance-free outdoor fun, build this durable brick barbecue.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How to Build a Collector's Cabinet

    Everyone has something they collect, so having a place to store your hobbies is a great thing. The Wasted Spaces crew demonstrates how ...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How To Install a Stone-Tile Backsplash

    Installing a stone-tile backsplash requires basic to intermediate-level skills, and because the project is limited to a small area, the...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How to Create a Mosaic Glass Tile Countertop

    Travertine tiles are a beautiful choice for bathroom countertops. Add glass mosaic tiles for a splash of color and a custom look.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Paint Over Paneling

    If a kitchen looks dated because of dark paneling, it can easily be brightened up with a few coats of paint. Lighter walls are much mor...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How to Install a Heated Tile Floor

    A radiant-heat floor can save homeowners up to 25 percent in energy bills. These step-by-step instructions show how to install a radian...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. How To Paint Freehand Wall Stripes

    These stripes are an easy way to add a personalized touch to a wall.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Build a Deluxe Playhouse

    This deluxe playhouse is constructed with solid framing techniques so your children can enjoy it for many years.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Bathroom Pedestal Sink: Installing the Sink and Glass Block

    DIY expert Paul Ryan takes a basic bathroom and converts it into a contemporary bathroom with a pedestal sink and glass block

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. How to Make a Rustic-Style Headboard

    Learn how to build this basic tongue-and-groove wooden headboard. We gave it a weathered, barn-wood look, but you can paint or stain it...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall

    A dry-stack stone retaining wall not only holds back the earth, it adds beauty to a landscape.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. How to Build a Conduit Fence

    By using common electrical conduit, you can build an attractive and contemporary fence.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. How To Warm Up Walls With Paint

    Transform a small, sterile family room into a room with the look of an English cottage.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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