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    28 Products To Help You Tackle DIY Projects Around Your Home

    That Honey-Do list isn't gonna get *itself* done.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A set of peel-and-stick tiles β€” renovating your kitchen just got a whole lot easier (and cheaper)! These eco-friendly tiles are easy to install, clean, and maintain. HGTV is shaking!

    reviewer image of the white marble peel and stick tile used as backsplash in a customer's kitchen

    Each pack comes with 10 11.8" x 11.8" self-adhesive sheets.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this backsplash!! It was easy to install and looks like real tile once it’s on the wall! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to add backsplash to an area of their house while staying on a budget. It will turn out looking great! JUST A NOTE: we used an adhesive spray to to make sure the tile stays in place. Better safe than sorry!" β€”Anna

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in five styles).

    2. A set of thick velvet slip covers to help bring your vintage '80s-style couch into the 21st century. This set includes nonslip straps so you won't have to worry about constantly adjusting your new seats.

    reviewer before and after images of a dingy beige leather couch that is then covered with a teal velvet slip cover

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." β€”Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $43.49+ (available in eight colors).

    3. A nontoxic leather conditioner that'll restore your leather throne to its former glory. Just spread a thin and even layer of conditioner to reveal rejuvenated (and water-repellant) furniture.

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" β€”David Horning

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

    4. Two packs of streak-free stainless steel wipes so your appliances can get some lovin' too. These will remove residue, water marks, and grease while leaving behind a protective barrier to prevent smudges that'll keep your stainless stain-free!

    Promising review: "Wow! I call these my 'miracle in a can/ wipes. These things are awesome. Buy them and cut down your cleaning time to just minutes. I used two and was able to clean my stove, refrigerator and microwave. What a great product. No buyer's remorse here." β€”Richard J. Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.08.

    5. A drywall repair kit to patch up the wall where you attempted hanging a 50lb gold mirror you found for free on Craigslist.

    Reviewer's before and after showing a small dent in their wall, and the after photo showing how the kit fixed it with no hole

    Promising review: "This spackle is so handy! Much easier and faster than opening a regular container of spackle, then finding a putty knife to use and sand paper. Everything you need is right there. I filled probably close to 50 small holes and nicks from kids throwing toys, etc. in less than 15 minutes. Would definitely recommend this." β€”Michelle Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    6. A high pressure antimicrobial showerhead with a combined 30 spray patterns including a rain setting so you can close your eyes and pretend you got caught in a storm. A very cleansing storm.,

    Promising review: "I love this! Its larger head is big enough to cover your entire body while the smaller handheld showerhead is great for shampooing. I can have both heads on at once or independent of one another. The installation was simple and took maybe 10 minutes tops. Works great!" β€”Charles Holifield

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A cordless floor cleaner whose rotating mop pads will scrub your floors until they glisten. With its on-demand spray, you'll be able to control how much cleaning solution you use to remove dried-on messes we can all just pretend never happened.

    reviewer image of the vmai cordless electric mop cleaning hardwood floors

    Promising review: "I bought this as Christmas gift for my wife who has a serious need to keep our wood flooring clean. We have two pups and a kitty, so keeping the floors clean is no simple task, especially in the winter when you have snow, ice, sleet, salt, sand, and wet mud. This VMAI mop is absolutely fabulous. It's light, easily to use, self-propels, and dries very fast. Cleaning the mop heads is a piece of cake. You just peel them off (they are Velcroed to the mop) and throw them into the washing machine." β€”Kam H. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    8. Or a water-based steam mop cleaner – it effectively (and safely) removes dirt and germs from just about any surface! Use it on your tiles, hardwood, glass, and button-down shirts and watch as they all return to their former glory right before your eyes. Water really is magical.

    reviewer before and after images: the stained back seat of a car; after using the light 'n easy steam mop, it is stain-free

    Promising review: "As a new mother and complete germ freak I LOVE THIS MOP! I can NOT believe it took me this long to buy one. It is super easy to assemble (just clicks in place), and super easy to use. As a new mom I was stressing over the fact that my daughter was crawling all over our kitchen tile floor and then putting her hands in her mouth. I would cringe when someone walked in our house with shoes because I knew I would have to go through the process of mopping all over again and even then how much was the Swiffer really getting up? This steam mop is the answer to all my concerns. I am able to mop all of my floors in less than 10 minutes and that includes set up and storing it afterwards. I can't believe the amount of dirt it's able to pull up and does it all with JUST STEAM. Then you just take the reusable pad off, wash, and reuse. Do you have food that has been stuck on your kitchen floor for weeks? Just let the steam mop sit over it for about 10 seconds and it comes right up. I know, it seems silly that I am gushing over a steam mop, but I'm telling you... it's one of those products that you just can't believe you didn't know about sooner." β€”Gabrielle Seibert

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    9. An oven cleaner so powerful you might just convince yourself you replaced your oven altogether. This heavy-duty cleaner can remove grime, stains, and caked-on food in minutes!

    Promising review: "I don’t normally write reviews, but I just can’t say enough about this oven cleaner. It has a lemon scent to it, but it is in no way overpowering like traditional oven cleaners. I sprayed it on before bed and woke up in the morning after letting it sit, got out some wet paper towels and holy crap! It is so disgusting to see what comes off of the inside of your oven. I had no idea how dirty my oven was until I use this. The oven light is even brighter now because I got so much crap off of it! You must buy this if you're looking for an easy oven cleaner." β€”R. Randall

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A pack of 24 mandala stencils you can use to create unique wall art OR to dress up your dresser! These durable, reusable, and washable stencils will help turn any room into a colorful oasis.

    four images of the mandala stencils being used to decorate: a wall, a table, a dresser, and a planter

    Promising review: "I love these stencils!! I'm decorating my room boho style, and these stencils are exactly what I was looking for." β€”Lorell Rolon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A set of cast-iron switch plates featuring a classic criss-cross design so you know that they'll definitely age well (or, I guess, not at all).

    five shabby chic switch plates
    Farmhouse Iron Co.

    Farmhouse Iron Co. is a small business based out of an actual farm on the central coast of California. If you're looking for shabby chic or rustic home decor, this is the shop for you!

    Get it from Farmhouse Iron Co. on Etsy for $12+ (available in five styles).

    12. A faux-marble surface cover because your laminate countertops have been begging for a glow up. All you have to do is peel and stick for a glossy, easy-to-clean surface that'll elevate the look of your space.


    Check out our write-up of this inexpensive and super cool marble adhesive surface cover!

    Promising review: "I do not have the money for a new vanity right now. Insert DIY project to cover my ugly pink bathroom vanity with marble contact paper. It looks 100% better and it’s super durable. It’s a little tricky to work with at first and then you get the hang of it. I’m buying more for my half bath! My vanity looks so great that I decided to do the tabletop in my laundry room, and that looks great, too!" β€”Natalie Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four sizes).

    13. A pack of touch-up paint pens so you can address the splotches left over when you removed your painter's tape from the striped accent wall you painted a few years ago. Just fill one of these pens up with your latex paint and brush away!

    model uses the slobproof touch up paint brush to paint over a scratch in a wall

    Promising review: "I love this. They're absolutely perfect for touchin' up the little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed 'usable' without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it." β€”Hooked On Amazon!

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99+.

    14. A set of wood-repairing markers and wax sticks if that annoyingly huge scratch on your lovely coffee table is your Joker origin story. Just take one of these markers and color over any imperfections. Once it's dry, your furniture will be free of any annoying scuffs, nicks, and scrapes!

    Promising review: "For $10 you can cover up so many scratches that you couldn't buy a house big enough to run out of ink. I've had this for just four hours, but I fixed a table that was scratched when I moved it, kitchen cabinets, chairs, a wine rack, and some hardwood flooring. It does a good job at covering the scratches to a point where you have to stare at a spot to notice it, but don't expect it to make your furniture to look brand new again. But for $10 you can make your furniture look reasonable! Would highly recommend to anyone who has pets who scratch the !@#$ out of their wood furniture." β€”Phaedrus

    Get six markers, six wax sticks, and a sharpener from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A tin of toxin-free wood polish made with beeswax, olive oil, and essential oils to give your furniture a natural shine!

    a tin of natural wood polish from pardo naturals
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned business based in Georgia that began as a way to naturally treat eczema. Their line of toxin-free beauty and home products will help you live your best (and most natural) life!

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $9.99.

    16. A set of nickel cabinet drawer pulls and knobs to help bring your kitchen to the 21st century with its contemporary details. No offense to the rusting knobs you have now that were installed back when sliced bread was invented...

    two brushed nickel pulls and one brushed nickel knob
    Best Hardware Store

    Best Hardware Store is a small business based in China that creates unique knobs, pulls, and handles to help you upgrade your furniture.

    Get it from Best Hardware Store on Etsy for $4.26+ (available in three styles).

    17. Or, a set of solid brass cabinet drawer pulls and knobs if luxury living is more your speed. And their knurled texture adds a unique ~touch~ of elegance.

    three knurled solid brass pulls and three knurled solid brass knobs on a black surface
    Plank Hardware

    Plank Hardware is a small business based in London crafting sleek and modern hardware for anyone living between 2021 and 3021.

    Promising review: "They look amazing and are of such great quality. I was super impressed with the sturdy weight of the pulls. They look so smart, and I am glad I was able to dress up my IKEA dresser!" β€”Gabriella Marine

    Get it from Plank Hardware on Etsy for $10.10+ (available in seven sizes/styles).

    18. A gallery wall set complete with seven varied frames so you can customize any wall in your home with pictures and artwork hung in an eye-catching array.

    the seven piece red barrel studio frame set mounted on a wall

    Promising review: "They look awesome! The templates included to mount on the wall so you can design your gallery are an excellent bonus. Don’t hesitate if you are on the fence!" β€”Mary

    Get it from Wayfair for $83.99 (originally $89.99).

    19. And a pack of Command strips because if you're anything like me (read: clumsy and bad at crafts), you're not gonna want to get a hammer and nails involved in hanging your gallery wall up.

    a four pack of white command strips

    Promising review: "These work great if you follow the instructions and install them properly! I’ve used them to hang wall shelves, mirrors, and art. I've even used them with the decorative hooks to make my own curtain rod holders." β€”amber

    Get it from Target for $3.49.

    20. A 60-piece tool set with everything from a power drill and bits to a level and tape measure so you'll have no more excuses to hide from the honey-do list you made for yourself.

    the complete 60 piece black and decker tool kit

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. Every household needs a tool kit handy, and this is perfect. The power drill is strong enough to get all your simple household tasks done, and it has all the other little tools that you will need to be handy." β€”Johnny

    Get it from Amazon for $76.43+.

    21. A sleek bidet from Tushy that'll not only help you save the planet (no trees = less pollution), but also save your bum from rough TP. It only takes 10 minutes to install and after that you're in for a healthier and fuller clean.

    reviewer image of the tushy classic bidet installed in a customer's toilet

    Promising review: "When it comes to doing number two, I laugh at all you TP users. The Tushy is amazing, and I can't poop anywhere that doesn't have one. I have been a Squatty Potty user for many years and now coupled with a Tushy, my bathroom experience is off the charts. So for any of you skeptics out there, buy this and thank me later. It's life-changing." β€”Brian Piccoli

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in four colors).

    22. A set of dimmable under cabinet lighting strips so you can go to the kitchen for your midnight snack without facing the harshness of your overhead light. Each strip has adhesive backing, so need to whip out the tool belt for this project.

    reviewer image of under cabinet LED lights turned on in a customer's kitchen

    Promising review: "I am happy that this has a true RF remote; I went behind the wall and it still worked. I needed three separate sets since my cabinets were disconnected, but being able to use just one remote for all of them is almost like what a professional would do! It came with enough cord holders to make sure they aren't hanging down. I left the lights on all day so a little bit of warmth would set the adhesive, but the lights really are cool to the touch. I think they should last for a long time since they are LED and the installation looks totally hidden!" β€”Daniel Moyer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two colors).

    23. A set of metal furniture leg replacements to revamp your couch or dresser, because your aesthetic is constantly changing and your furniture needs to be able to keep up.

    close up of brass metal legs on a teal dresser
    Alfa Modern Furnishing

    Alfa Modern Furnishing is a small business based in Los Angeles that wants to help you modernize your home with sleek accents to add to your furniture.

    Promising review: "These were an excellent addition to my vintage refinished dresser!!! I just love these legs!!!" β€”theressa baker

    Get it from Alfa Modern Furnishing on Etsy for $54+ (available in three finishes).

    24. A complete cabinet transformation kit that doesn't require any sanding, stripping, or priming. Get the crisp white kitchen cabinets you've been dreaming about for years!

    reviewer before and after pictures: before their cabinets are yellow oak and after they are pure white

    Promising review: "I used this to turn my standard wood cabinets white. I've wanted to do it for a while but never liked the idea of having to sand the doors and cabinets. This kit does not require sanding but does require you to use a solution and scrub pad on each door/cabinet prior to doing any painting. Once that is complete you can get to painting. I did need to use several coats of paint on my cabinet doors. I did the front of the cabinets with several coats and then only used one or two coats for the insides of the doors. I did not use the antique finish or the top coat. I tried the top coat but it was too glossy for my liking, so I ended up getting some matte finish protectant and used that instead. The entire process took a couple of weeks of doing it on weekends and evenings after work and the kitchen was a mess for a while, but the end product is fantastic and I can't say enough about this kit!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $76.83.

    25. A gallon of self-priming paint made free of toxic solvents so you can upgrade your home knowing you haven't compromised your air quality. Not sure if you can commit to a gallon? Get a color swatch for just $2.


    Clare is a Black woman-owned business that makes paint-shopping easier than ever. These designer-curated palettes are sure to take your home to the next level!

    And if you're not sure what colors to go with, take Clare's Color Genius Quiz!

    Get a gallon from Clare for $54+ (available with or without the 5-piece paint kit).

    26. A sturdy multi-use ladder you can easily configure to your needs. From a stairway stepladder to an extension ladder, you'll be able to change your lightbulbs, paint your ceilings, and level out those family portraits on your stairway wall.


    Promising review: "If I could have given this 10 stars, I would have. We purchased this ladder so we could paint our 13’ ceilings during our garage remodel. It was a lot of work, but it saved us a ton of money. I always felt safe, even when it was at its tallest. It's very easy to raise up and down. The ladder is very heavy, but it makes for a very sturdy ladder. Best thing I've bought in years." β€”Amy Dong

    Get it from Amazon for $150+ (available in two sizes).

    27. Chalkboard paint to turn any boring surface into a message board!

    reviewer image of garage door panel with chalkboard paint and a message that reads "welcome to our home" in chalk

    Promising review: "We got new garage doors, so I took a panel of our old garage door and made a yard sign with the chalk paint. I prepped the surface very carefully and painted when I had ideal outdoor painting temps. The paint was easy to use and went on smoothly. It's been outside for a month and has lasted pretty well. I think it looks great!" β€”Jean-Jeannie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.41.

    28. A pressure washer so you can hose the dirt and grime right off your car, boat, fence, patio, and more. You'll feel like a superhero blasting all that stubborn sludge away!,

    It even comes with five spray tips to help you attack light to heavy-duty cleaning tasks.

    Promising review: "This little guy is a game-changer. It is so quiet, and so powerful. I was extremely skeptical about buying such a small, not to mention, electric pressure washer because I've only used gas pressure washers in the past. Well I moved into my house last year, and started to wash this driveway off with a friend's gas pressure washer and decided it was not worth the time because it was not getting very much of the grime/dirt off. Well look at what this thing did. This home is near the beach and flooded in Katrina, and probably hasn't ever been pressure washed. This thing worked flawlessly. I can't say enough good things about this purchase. Would buy again with confidence." β€”James G.

    Get it from Amazon for $159.

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