Jute Wrapped Bottles

Jute Wrapped Wine Bottles

Robyn from Everyday a la Mode loved the look of Ballard’s covered bottles but, boy oh boy, are they pricey. Instead of breaking the bank, she grabbed some empty wine bottles and jute she had leftover from another project and made her own version for free. She simply wrapped the jute around the bottle and […Read More]

Whimsical Christmas Stockings

Amy from Positively Splendid shares a stocking tutorial to add a little whimsy to your mantel this Christmas. I just love the colorfully patterned polka dots and cheetah print trim. It adds a little something unexpected and interesting to the typical holiday color scheme. Amy was inspired by the Personalized Ballard Christmas Stockings from Ballard […Read More]

Café Wall Shelves

DIY Wall Shelves

Jeni from Becoming Martha was lying sick on the couch when she mentally cleared the perfect spot on her wall to add some new shelves. Excited about her project, Jeni headed out the next day for some supplies and then made her shelf daydream a reality. Jeni says, “I LOVE these shelves! They will give […Read More]

Drop Cloth Christmas Stockings

I’m so excited to see Christmas projects starting to roll in. I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but Christmas will be here before we know it! Jaime from That’s My Letter created these simple yet fun stockings from drop cloth and gingham for a soon-to-be married couple and their pooch. I love Jaime’s special […Read More]

Handpainted Theatre Sign

Deneen from Dreaming In Color loves her job making signs. While she rarely makes them for herself, she couldn’t pass up the chance to create another theatre-inspired sign for the her theatre-loving girl. Deneen hand painted the stripes and border and used a glaze to achieve an antiqued look. Wouldn’t this be perfect for adding […Read More]

Reupholstered Wood Arm Chairs

Dustin and Whitney from The Rooster and The Hen nabbed some great armchairs at a yard sale for only $5. They were rickety but definitely not beyond repair.  With just some paint and fabric, Dustin and Whitney achieved the $500 look of their inspiration. The transformation really is miraculous! Don’t you just love it when […Read More]

Rope Spool Side Table

Dana from Crafted Niche had already been pondering what a fabulous side table could be made from a large wood spool, so when she saw Ballard’s version, it was just the push she needed to give it a go. She grabbed a $5 spool and got to work sanding, staining, and sealing. With her stapler […Read More]

Tree and Snow Dot Painting

Painting your own artwork can seem a little daunting, especially for those of us who are less than gifted with a paintbrush. So thank goodness for people like Maria from Our Lake Life who show how simple it really can be to create your own piece of art. Maria created this pointillism style painting using […Read More]