Oversized Pumpkin and Pear

Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl scored when she went to Goodwill.  She found a perfectly ugly pumpkin and gourd.  Okay so they technically weren’t ugly.  But in comparison to what she did with them they were. She was inspired by Ballard Designs Oversized Terra Cotta Pear for $49 each. Check out Pretty Handy Girl’s step-by-step [...Read More]

Laundry Detergent Canister

After spying a styling laundry detergent canister from Ballard, Char from Crap I’ve Made headed to the Army Navy Surplus store for a canister of her own. Sure, it wasn’t nearly as cute as the catalog version, but that’s nothing a can of spray paint couldn’t fix! With some vinyl lettering, the transformation was complete… [...Read More]

Wood Drying Rack

I know Laura from Inspiration for Moms is not the only one who has longed for one of Ballard’s beautiful and functional drying racks. With her laundry room newly redesigned, Laura took the plunge into building one that actually fit her budget. Being the considerate gal she is, Laura shares her plans so fellow lovers [...Read More]

Cabinet Door Wall Décor

After making over her china cabinet, Susan from Homeroad had four leftover doors that featured beautiful bubbled glass. Not being one to throw anything away, Susan painted the doors with chalk paint, distressed the edges, and hung them up as wall décor. Susan’s eye for design must be pretty good since she later realized her [...Read More]

Weathered Terracotta Bottle

Shari from Turnstyle Vogue stumbled across an aged terracotta jar that she knew she could replicate. Shari is so good that she didn’t even spend a penny to do it! Using various shades of chalk paint and her own concoction of wood glue and wood filler, Shari created the rich texture and beautiful patina. You [...Read More]

French Bunny Pillow

Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict created the perfect pillow featuring a bunny to welcome in spring. I mean what says spring like furry little creatures? After finding just the right bunny for her pillow, Debbie used transfer paper to move him to his new home on her pillow cover. Doesn’t he look dignified [...Read More]

Scrapbook Paper Plaques

Christy from Life, Made Interesting loved the patterns of the patchwork prints from Ballard but could not handle the $169 price tag. She decided instead to make her own collage of scrapbook paper prints to add a punch of subtle color to a wall in her newly-painted kitchen. Scrapbook paper comes in so many patterns, [...Read More]

Upholstered Nailhead Headboard

After sleeping without a headboard for a looong time, Crafty Sister Candace knocked off an upholstered headboard with nailhead trim from Ballard. Seriously, I do not lie when I say Candace’s headboard is even more gorgeous than her inspiration. The crisp, clean edges are absolute perfection! Candace was inspired by the Stevenson Nailhead Headboard from [...Read More]