Burlap Wrapped Christmas Tree

Charlie from Attempting Aloha loved the natural elegance of the 3’ Ballard trees in nursery sacks for Christmas time. But not so much the $99 price tag. She found a couple of cheap trees and gussied them up by wrapping the bottoms with burlap and adding little pinecones. The savings? A mere $170! Not bad […Read More]

Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack

Catherine from Stone and Rose loved Restoration Hardware’s schematic drawing of metal coat hooks and old wood but actually needed something to hang coats on! Using leftover barn wood from her floor and coat hooks from Ikea, Catherine created her own coat rack that didn’t cost a bundle! I love the combination of the industrial-looking […Read More]

Nailhead Trim Headboard

Drop cloth has become my go-to fabric for many a projects. It’s just so cheap and has a great natural look and texture to it. Beth from Nashville Pug used a $10 drop cloth to create her own nailhead trim headboard for only $75! The project was fairly easy, and Beth completed it in one […Read More]

Window Pane Art

Laura Beth from A Step in the Journey was in search of a way to jazz up an old window in her master bedroom when she stumbled across an idea on Pinterest (complements of Ballard). She fell in love with it, but not the $169 price tag. However, going with the inspiration, she created her […Read More]

White Café Shelves

Lindsay from Country Girl Home shows how simple it is to build your own set of café shelves with some MDF, molding, and corbels. The project only requires making a few cuts (some of which your friendly Home Depot worker can do for you) and some patience in waiting for everything to dry. By making […Read More]

Burlap Message Board

Not only are message boards useful for holding notes and to-do lists, but they can also display decorative items like photos or vintage postcards. Amanda from Every Creative Endeavor created her own stylish burlap message board with nailhead trim detail by wrapping burlap around a piece of scrap wood and corkboard. I love this classier […Read More]

Jute Wrapped 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]