06/23/2012 01:17 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Weekend DIY Ideas: 9 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home In Less Than 2 Days (PHOTOS)

It's definitely a downer when you want so badly to relax but know there are a few things you should take care of first. Well, we certainly don't want to deprive you of much-deserved downtime, but you'll feel great after getting a few quick fixes out of the way! if you're looking for some weekend projects that are sure to make you pleased with your space, we've got the goods. Among our DIY projects this week are patching a rip in a leather sofa and installing whimsical garden lighting. These are just two of the nine to-dos to change up your home in a flash. Just click through the slideshow to learn how to do them all!

9 Weekend DIY Projects