Beadboard Laundry Drying Rack

Jen from The House of Wood has been giving her laundry room a little TLC lately. One project she completed for the space was a beadboard drying rack inspired by Ballard Designs. These racks are so handy to have and much prettier than the plastic ones you can buy at the store. Plus, with Jen’s […Read More]

Wooden Christmas Door Tags

You may remember the wooden tags Jaime from That’s My Letter created for her front door as an alternative to a wreath for Thanksgiving. Jaime shows that the idea transcends the Thanksgiving season and made a set of chunky Christmas tags too. So simple, so cute, and so versatile! Jaime was inspired by the Southern […Read More]

Simple Chalkboard Christmas Countdown

Sara of Sincerely, Sara D. was going through one of Ballard Designs’ catalogs and fell in love with a Christmas countdown they had created using a chalkboard. Sara made her own using a large canvas, chalkboard paint, rope, and ornaments. Sara says that you can easily modify this idea to reflect your style by altering […Read More]

Heart Pallet Art with Song Lyrics

My good friend Jen from Tatertots & Jello created the most adorable pallet art for Valentine’s Day. Jen was inspired when she came across a heart plaque from Ballard Designs. She loved that the art was perfect for Valentine’s Day yet still fit her color scheme with it’s neutral pallet. Jen created her own striped […Read More]

Newspaper Print Dress

Amy from Mod Podge Rocks used a little color to mimic a newspaper print dress found in the Ballard Designs catalog.  I love the paper she chose! It reminds me of a vintage dress worn in the 50s.


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Burlap Wreath

I love wreaths that deviate a bit from the traditional, so it’s no wonder this burlap wreath from Jackie at Pleasure in Simple Things caught my eye. It offers tons of texture and a lovely natural elegance. You could add interest and tie the wreath into your holiday color scheme with decorative accents like Jackie’s pretty white berries.

burlap wreath

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Rope Spool Table

Jennifer from Contemporary Harbor was inspired to turn an industrial spool found by a dumpster into an accent table similar to one she’s been pining over from Ballard for awhile. It only took her some stain and rope to create this awesome knock-off for a small fraction of the price.

rope spool table

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Wood Sunburst Mirror

If, like Sarah from Thrifty Décor Chick, you’ve been holding back on the sunburst mirror trend, now may be the time to jump on the bandwagon. Sarah finally created two wood shim sunburst mirrors after planning their design ages ago. They cost her $10 each, which is a pretty spectacular price for a 34” piece […Read More]