Weathered Oar and Paddle Wall Décor

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Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shares at Live.Craft.Love how she gave some unfinished wooden oars the Ballard-treatment with basic supplies. Angie simply stained or painted the oars and then used tape and number stencils to create each unique design. I love how she shook things up a little by combining two oars to create [...Read More]

Old Lemonade Stand to Designer Sign

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I am always up for a repurpose, and this Ballard-inspired sign from Melaine at My Sweet Savannah is a story of giving an old object new life. Melaine found what appeared to be a kids lemonade stand at the thrift store. She brought the rundown stand home and cut it into pieces, one of which [...Read More]

Leather Monogram with Nailhead Trim

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Monograms are so crazy popular that you can find them in all kinds of colors, sizes, fonts, and materials. Katie from Addicted 2 DIY created a leather monogram with a bit of a sophisticated, masculine twist. She shares at The Crafty Spot how she wrapped the paper mache letter with leather and then outlined it [...Read More]

DIY Tufted Bench Cushion

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This morning I shared the French-style bench Jami and her husband made from a pair of dining chairs. As if it weren’t already drool-worthy enough, Jami added a thick, tufted cushion to the top that she sewed herself. Jamie says that all you need to make your own cushion for a bench or chair are [...Read More]

Turn Old Chairs into a French-Style Bench

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You all know I love a good trash-to-treasure story. Throw in a little outside-the-box-thinking and a knock-off to boot, and I am hooked! Jami from An Oregon Cottage had an old pair of dining chairs that were literally falling apart and had been relegated to the shed. Her husband had the genius idea to turn [...Read More]

Abstract Sea Paintings for a Peaceful Powder Room

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Tamara of Provident Home Designs was inspired to include a pair of abstract sea paintings in her recent powder room makeover. She loved the calming blue, gray, and gold color palette but didn’t have the money or space for Ballard’s ginormous $449 paintings. Tamara walks you through the steps to making your own paintings for way less. My fave part is how she used tissue paper to create texture on her canvas and incorporate pops of gold. Simply beautiful!

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Thrift Store Planter to Showstopper Centerpiece

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Morgan from Sweet and Salty Sugar Boys had an old planter from the thrift store sitting in her unused decorating stash, a reminder of decorating days and tastes gone by… That is until the Ballard Designs catalog came in the mail! Morgan ripped out a page featuring a silver urn and transformed her previously brass planter into a treasured knock-off with just a few coats of paint. Morgan says this piece is now her showstopper centerpiece and can be used for any holiday or special occasion by simply swapping out the flowers!

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Turquoise Painted Garden Stool

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Corey from Tiny Sidekick lucked out when she found a ceramic garden stool at the thrift store for only $20. The color may not have been to Corey’s liking, but, as we all know, that’s a problem easily fixed with a can of spray paint! Amazingly, Corey’s painted garden stool looks identical to ones selling for well over $200!

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