Two-Drawer Side Table

ballard inspired side table

Cher-Ann at Designs by Studio C followed Design Confidential plans to build her own Ballard-inspired side table. The build provided the perfect opportunity for Cher-Ann to finally try mixing up a batch of homemade chalk paint.  To achieve a vintage finish, she applied petroleum jelly in places she didn’t want the paint to adhere and [...Read More]

Wood Drink Pitcher Labels

beverage tags

Morgan from Sweet and Salty Sugar Boys loves all things Southern Living, so it was no surprise that she was immediately smitten with their beverage tags sold through Ballard. Morgan made hers for free using paint stirrers. She suggests creating some of these tags as gifts personalized to the recipient. For example, labels with different [...Read More]

Wood Beverage Tags

wood beverage tags

Susan from Homeroad loved some beverage tags she saw in the Ballard catalog and decided to make her own using shims. Susan cut, sanded, and stained her tags, and then wrote the wording by hand. If you love entertaining, these will definitely save your sanity from people asking what’s in each pitcher a gazillion times. [...Read More]

Seashell Topiary

diy seashell topiary

Ninety-nine buckaroos was just a little (okay, a lot!) more than Vanessa from At The Picket Fence was willing to spend for a beachy coral topiary. When her quest for faux coral came up dry, Vanessa turned to a coral-esque sea sponge to get the job done. I actually prefer the color and texture of [...Read More]

Orb Light Fixture

Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah wanted a fun and a little bit funky light to hang above the new craft table in her soon-to-be finished basement. Of course, a DIY table for inspiring creativity necessitates a DIY light fixture! Sarah created a cool orb light from embroidery hoops and an Edison bulb. By making her own [...Read More]

Painted Lamp Prop

When it comes to revamping a shelf to give it a fresh new look, I’ve totally got it covered. When it comes to decorating said shelf, that’s where I tend to come up short. Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage did an amazing job decorating a set of bookshelves with the help of Lindsay from [...Read More]

Laundry Definition Canvas

After putting the project on the back burner for awhile, Catherine from Hello, New Day finally completed this piece of definition wall art for her laundry room. I love the distressed finish and would never have guessed there is a canvas hiding under there. Catherine totally nailed the look of weathered wood that she was [...Read More]

Quatrefoil Painted Wall

We all know a fresh coat of paint can completely change the feel of a room. But how about taking it to a whole new level with paint AND a pattern? I love this quatrefoil design that Meg from Revamp Homegoods traced and painted onto a wall of kitchen. If you are digging the end [...Read More]