It’s no secret that wall décor can get expensive, especially for larger pieces. Luckily, armed with wood, paint, and a bit of creativity, you can fill those walls without breaking the bank! Just check out this weathered wood plaque that Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin created with plywood and a jigsaw. The gorgeous shape and custom wording make for a truly unique piece of wall décor!
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.
If you ever shop at Ballard you have undoubtedly seen their ceramic garden stools that make lovely little side tables. On a thrifting expedition with the girls, Myra from My Blessed Life scored a pair of oriental garden seats for only $14 – for the pair! She gave them a sleek, crisp look with some white spray paint and had herself the spitting image of Ballard’s garden seat. Seriously, can you get over the fact that they have EXACTLY the same pierced detail? Craaazy!
What do you get when you combine a Wal-mart lampshade with a woven placemat? A Ballard look-a-like seagrass shade a la Tammy from A Walk in the Countryside! Tammy pulled off the transformation by first unraveling the placemat and then hot gluing it around the shade for some instant beautification and texture. I love this simple update for an old or plain lampshade!
We all know the excitement of seeing something we like in a catalog and realizing “Hey! I can totally make that!” Gail from Purple Hues and Me was right on when she thought she could replicate a wooden wall plaque from Ballard. She gathered some large embroidery hoops and used glue to easily recreate the design.
After successfully learning how to cut glass, Maryann from Domestically Speaking put those newfound skills to work with a Ballard-inspired rope cloche. Maryann took one of her bottles that already had a crisply cut base and inserted a rope with a few knots into it. Yessiree… that’s it – both easy and classy! Right now, Maryann’s cloche is displaying summery seashells but who knows what pretties it will be housing come fall.