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]

Silhouette Hurricane Vase

Myra from My Blessed Life wanted to make her own silhouette hurricane without breaking the bank. Conveniently, Myra already had a silhouette shot of her two-year-old son saved on her computer. She created an outline of the silhouette and then cut it on frosted vinyl for an etched glass look. Myra applied the vinyl to […Read More]

White Ceramic Pears

Kristen at My Covered Bridge loves a good shopping trip at her local Salvation Army Thrift Store. On one such trip she walked out of the store with a pair of orange ceramic pears. Her youngest daughter was questioning what all the excitement was about over some tacky pears, but Kristen had a vision in […Read More]

Damask Stenciled Linen Curtains

Shannon from A Day in the life of a Dracofly had become slightly obsessed with some burlap windows panels from Ballard. They have definitely caught my eye a time or two while perusing the catalogs as well. The curtains combine two classics – burlap and damask. What’s not to love? Um, how about paying $170-$229 […Read More]

“Metal” Numbered Hang Tag

Angie from The Country Chic Cottage has been on a knock-off spree since the latest Ballard’s catalog showed up in the mail. One project she couldn’t wait to reproduce was the galvanized metal tag. Of course, Angie took a creative route to achieve the look of metal using clay. The finish is actually a printed […Read More]