I'm a little confused - you want a project you can do on your own at home that you could list as work experience on your resume?
I'm not out to diminish your enthusiasm, but I do question how valuable an experience like this would on a CV/resume. Certainly for your own enjoyment/interest it is fine, and could even be a nice discussion topic during an interview, but a professional resume or CV is really best populated with more formal training and experiences, and a DIY chemical project at home doesn't really fit the bill. Having reviewed many resumes for hiring students, I can tell you that I personally would put almost zero weight on it. I think you would be better off finding a summer research position at a university or local company. Even if it's just washing glassware and doing lab management stuff, it can be a valuable experience.
But, if I misunderstood your post, please clarify!