30 Home Projects to Tackle During a Long Weekend + Top Memorial Day Sales

May 26, 2023

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If you’re heading into the long weekend without any plans of skipping town, we compiled a list of home projects you could accomplish during your time off. Of course, you could relish in the downtime or soak up some sunshine, but if you’re itching to get something done around the house, then you’re welcome. And keep scrolling to see an elaborate list of the top memorial day sales in both home and beauty!

Home projects to tackle during a long weekend

  1. Swap out your switch plates
  2. Upgrade your cabinet knobs
  3. Paint a room
  4. Organize your kitchen
  5. Organize beneath your kitchen sink
  6. Hang some framed photos or art
  7. Style your nightstand
  8. Declutter any room
  9. Stain an unfinished piece of furniture
  10. Paint your front door
  11. DIY mirrored tile backsplash
  12. Paint your windows using a mask and peel
  13. DIY picture frame trim on a frameless mirror
  14. Install custom box trim
  15. DIY beadboard ceiling
  16. DIY faux tree
  17. DIY custom layered wainscoting
  18. Add planking to any wall or room
  19. DIY penny tile floor
  20. DIY wood-stained floating shelves
  21. Change a light fixture
  22. DIY an art ledge
  23. DIY built-in electric fireplace
  24. Paint a swing set
  25. DIY pom-pom curtains
  26. Upgrade your homes number
  27. Upgrade your mailbox
  28. DIY raised pet-feeder
  29. DIY indoor swing
  30. Organize the garage

Top Memorial Day Sales

There are so many good sales already, but we’ll keep updating this post as we find more. Happy shopping!

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Amazon: Memorial Day Deals (Shop our storefront!)

Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale! (Saved so many favs.)

Arhaus: Memorial Day Sale (The chairs in our study have my heart.) 45% off! (Had these ones in our last house in Kula Coconut.)

The Company Store: Up to 50% off sitewide (Greta’s bedding!)

Crate & Barrel: Memorial Day Event (Such a good Father’s Day gift idea.)

H&M: 20% off everything including sale! (Wall hooks of my dreams.)

Frontgate: Up to 70% off sitewide + free shipping (Our outdoor furniture from here is on amazing sales!)

Lola Blankets: 50% off with code CLJBOGO (The winning blanket from our test!)

Loloi: Shop our rugs on sale on AmazonRugs Direct, and Wayfair!

McGee & Co: Up to 30% off sitewide (Just ordered all this to style the shelves in the study.)

Olive & Linen: Extra 30% off everything with code MD30 (These were my fave kitchen towels in our test.)

Pottery Barn: Up to 50% off! (My go-to serving tray. The large size is cheaper than the smaller one!)

Pura: Use code JULIA25 for 25% off–it’s stackable! (Have you tried The Met collection yet?)

Rejuvenation: Up to 70% off + use code FREESHIP

Rifle Paper Co: 25% off everything (So many cute wallpapers.)

Serena & Lily: 20% off everything with code SPLASH

Target: Summer Kickoff Sale (Love this outdoor dining table.)

The Vintage Rug Shop: Memorial Day Sale (If you’re on the hunt for a vintage style ottoman like the one in our bonus room, I’m obsessed with this and this.)

Solo Stove: Memorial Day Sale (Another great idea for Father’s Day.)

Urban Outfitters: Extra 40% off sale styles in cart (Yes, yes and yes.)

Visual Comfort: 20% off + free shipping (Our cutie little pedestal table in the study almost $100 off!)

Wayfair: Memorial Day Clearance (Just got these for the outdoor kitchen.)

West Elm: Up to 60% off!

Clothing & Beauty

Abercrombie: 20% off almost everything + extra 15% sale styles (My go-to tee. Need it in every color.)

Aerie: 40% off Aerie collection + free shipping (This new brown high waisted swimsuit is gorg.)

Amazon: Memorial Day Deals (My longest used skincare item.)

Banana Republic: 30% off purchase with code BRSUMMER (My outfit from the Loloi panel at highpoint.)

Boden: 30% off everything with code T9W4 (My fav swimsuit I got this season.)

Evereve: Up to 70% off! (Have these and they’re so fun for summer.)

Everlane: Up to 30% off (These jeans!!!)

H&M: 20% off everything (Gimme all the chunky sandals.)

L’Ange: Up to 50% off with code GREATHAIR (30% off my blow dryer brush!)

J.Crew: 40% off your purchase + extra 50% off all sale styles with code WEEKEND (Have these sunnies in 2 colors!)

Made By Mary: 20% off custom jewelry

Madewell: 30% off with code WARMUP + extra 40% off sale (What I’m eyeing.)

Mango: 30% off everything $200+ with code EXTRA30 (Ordering this dress right now!)

Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale (The jean for tall girlies–love them so much + over 30% off.)

Old Navy: 50% off everything

Sephora: Save up to 50% on select beauty

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