Burlap Coffee Sack Ottoman

The natural color and texture of burlap makes it a classic when it comes to home decorating. So you can imagine the delight of Jenna from SAS Interiors when she walked out of a local coffee shop awhile ago with some FREE burlap coffee sacks. Jenna immediately envisioned the sacks on an ottoman in her […Read More]

Fresh Lemon Canvas Paintings

In order to unwind from a stressful week, Meaghan from Messy Business decided to bust out the canvas and paints.  She wanted some new wall art for her dining room, and a lemon print in the Ballard catalog caught her eye. Meaghan already had a thing for the “clean and refreshing” look of lemons, so […Read More]

White Louis XVI Square Back Chairs

J from A Girl and A Key was elated to find a set of four square back Louis XVI chairs on Craigslist for $125. J knew a coat of white paint and new upholstery were definitely in the works. Since this was J’s first go round with upholstering, she chose drop cloth fabric so it […Read More]

Colored Butterflies Collage Canvas

Last year, Marian from Maid Marian Made had created a collage for her stepdaughter’s room. Imagine her surprise when Marian was flipping through a Ballard catalog and spotted a similar piece of artwork. Usually she’s the one trying to imitate the designers, not the other way around! Marian layered  pieces like sheet music and handwritten […Read More]

Custom Stenciled Doormats

April from April’s Craft Nest shares a cheap and easy tutorial for making custom doormats aplenty. You’ll have enough for every season or to share with a friend or two! April used a large 6’ by 8’ roll of outdoor carpet, cut each doormat to size, and then painted her custom design using a freezer […Read More]

Gourd Shaped Vase Lamp

What’s a girl to do when she can’t find the lamp she wants at a decent price? Why make her own of course! Check out this lamp Kristin from Follow the Aunes made from a vase. Kristin says, “I wanted a high end lamp without spending the high end money… When I found this vase […Read More]

Natural Woven Lampshade

Incorporating natural materials like burlap, jute, and seagrass into your décor is a great way to add rich texture. It was for this reason that Angie from The Country Chic Cottage fell in love with a seagrass lampshade from Ballard and simply had to have it. (We’ve all been there before!) I love Angie’s resourcefulness […Read More]

Set of Printed Squares Wall Art

Katie from It’s in the Details shares an easy peasy DIY artwork project. Katie turned some vinyl wall adhesives into art by having foam core board cut into squares, painting the sides, and then applying the vinyl to the squares. What’d I tell you? Super simple! It’s amazing how similar the design and colors are […Read More]