Upholstered Storage Bench

I really love hidden storage, mostly if it adds some style to the space. Not only does it look good but also hides all your junk! What’s not to love? Trisha at 3 Four and Under built her own upholstered storage bench with a cool industrial look. Trisha went all out, adding aluminum flashing to [...Read More]

Gourd Shaped Vase Lamp

What’s a girl to do when she can’t find the lamp she wants at a decent price? Why make her own of course! Check out this lamp Kristin from Follow the Aunes made from a vase. Kristin says, “I wanted a high end lamp without spending the high end money… When I found this vase [...Read More]

Natural Woven Lampshade

Incorporating natural materials like burlap, jute, and seagrass into your décor is a great way to add rich texture. It was for this reason that Angie from The Country Chic Cottage fell in love with a seagrass lampshade from Ballard and simply had to have it. (We’ve all been there before!) I love Angie’s resourcefulness [...Read More]

Set of Printed Squares Wall Art

Katie from It’s in the Details shares an easy peasy DIY artwork project. Katie turned some vinyl wall adhesives into art by having foam core board cut into squares, painting the sides, and then applying the vinyl to the squares. What’d I tell you? Super simple! It’s amazing how similar the design and colors are [...Read More]

Decorative Horse Weather Vane

Tracy from Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures isn’t a western gal but appreciates the beauty of horses. Ready for a little change, she created her own horse weather vane for free using cardstock, wooden skewers, and a paint mix stick. Tracy’s version looks almost identical to Ballard’s inspiration piece. I love its placement atop those vintage [...Read More]

Jute Covered Green Glass Jars

Heidi from Fostering a Creative Life has a love for jute that runs deep. When she saw some jute covered demijohns from Ballard, she knew she needed them and set out to find the perfect green glass jars. Heidi says, “The key is finding the right glassware to use and perfecting the technique of tight [...Read More]

Burlap and Canvas Cube Ottoman

After receiving Ballard’s new fall catalog, Mel from Junkin’ Junky quickly got to work with a fairly simple knockoff. Mel created her own burlap cube by covering a storage cube with burlap and drop cloth and using straps from a grocery bag for handles. Like her inspiration piece, she stenciled the lettering to make her [...Read More]

Macramé Antique Bottle

Back in the 70’s Susan from Homeroad could macramé with the best of them. This proved to be quite the useful skill when she laid eyes on demijohns covered with jute in a catalog. Susan had the perfect antique bottle to make her own and got to work with her waxed string. With just a [...Read More]