Nautical Rope Knot Doorstop

DIY Home Decor ~ Nautical Rope Knot Doorstop

Here’s a simple project to add a little nautical flair to your home this summer, and all you need is a package of rope! Doreen from Hymns and Verses walks you through the step-by-step process of tying a decorative rope knot. You can also add a tennis ball or bean bag in the middle for […Read More]

Refinished Patio Dining Set

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Meg from A Little Knick Knack had been yearning for some patio furniture for quite awhile when she realized she could refurbish a used one to save a little green. The hunt began, and Meg was fortunate to find this huge real wood table for sale on Craigslist. She wasn’t deterred by the hardened gum […Read More]

DIY Framed Chalkboard for $5

DIY Chalkboard from a Picture Frame

Can’t get enough chalkboards in your home? Jeanette from Country Design Style shows how can make your own for just a few dollars. All you have to do is find a cheapo frame from the thrift store (or an unused one from your own home!) to refab. Jeanette simply painted the frame with chalk paint […Read More]

Custom Family Name Sign

Ballard Design Knock Off Family Name Sign

I am all about creating a home that’s filled with personalized décor, pieces that reflect our family and can’t be bought in a store. This family sign from Ask Anna is the perfect example! Anna had fallen hard for a sign from Ballard, but it was waaay out of her budget. Instead, she made her […Read More]

French Farmhouse Dining Table Makeover

Painted Furniture Weathered Gray Dining Table Makeover

Jen from Noting Grace had been swooning over dining table sets from Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware. However, a new table was simply not in the budget. Jen instead gave her current dining room table a makeover more befitting her new home for only $20 using leftover paint. Yep, $20! Jen shares her painting technique […Read More]

Turn Dollar Stores Bins into Metal Baskets

Dollar Store Craft Faux Zinc Basket

I have said a time or two that I am a sucker for baskets and love the look of industrial metal ones. Unfortunately, they are not always budget-friendly. Kim of The Kim Six Fix shares a project for transforming dollar store plastic bins into Ballard look-a-likes. This is about as simple as it gets, and […Read More]

DIY Boxwood Topiaries for $5

Ballard inspired boxwood topiary

The Northern Nester Jacinda had two faux grass plants that had been collecting dust and grime in her bathroom for far too long. After having no success in selling them, Jacinda decided to refab them instead. She allowed her kids to have fun pulling out all the faux grass and then used the baskets as […Read More]

Feminine Dresser with Turned Feet

DIY Furniture Ballard Designs Inspired Dresser

Jen from House of Wood has done it again! She has been a sweetheart by building bedroom furniture for a friend who recently bought her first house. You may remember the gorgeous pair of nightstands with turned feet I shared several weeks ago. Of course, they needed an equally beautiful dresser to go with them! […Read More]