Leather Monogram with Nailhead Trim

Ballard-Inspired-Leather-Studded-Monogram

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]

Modern Meets Rustic Distressed Diamond Art

diy diamond panel wall art

Ashley of Simply Designing for Crafts Unleashed loves a lot of the designs and art work from Pottery Barn – but she sure doesn’t love the prices. When she saw a piece of artwork with pretty yellow diamonds, Ashley knew she could easily recreate it with just a few supplies including chalk paint. She says, [...Read More]

Cereal Box Quatrefoil Lantern

DIY Quatrefoil Lantern

Nike from Choose to Thrive had been crushing on a lantern with a quatrefoil design. Like the rest of us, there isn’t much from Ballard that falls into an affordable price range for Nike, so she set off to make her own. Wondering how she made it? From a cardboard cereal box! Yes, seriously! She [...Read More]

Wood Quilt Square Wall Art

reclaimed wood wall art

Kristen from Wild Wood Chic was browsing through Pottery Barn’s site when she saw what she describes as “only the most gorgeous reclaimed wood, planked quilt square wall art to ever be.” Kristen knew she was going to have to make it since the price was way out of range and spent the next night [...Read More]

Extra Large Wood Bead Chandelier

diy beaded chandelier

When designing her new office, Jen of Tatertots and Jello knew she wanted a wood bead chandelier to be the focal point. The one she had been eyeing cost up to $2,000, but Jen was able to make her own bigger chandy for about $250. Jen explains exactly how threaded the wood beads onto the [...Read More]

Weathered “Boat Wood” Frames

faux boat wood frame

Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow was inspired by picture frames made from reclaimed boat wood to make her own frames with a rustic look. While Ananda’s frames may look like they came straight from a boat themselves, all she used is new fence boards from the hardware store and gave them a weathered look [...Read More]

Bring the Beach Home with a Seashell Wreath

seashell wreath

The Graphics Fairy Karen shares over at her DIY Blog how she made a wreath that’s perfect for adding some coastal flair to your décor. It’s basically as easy as painting and gluing, as Karen first brushed her grapevine wreath with chalk paint before adding the sand dollars, starfish, and shells. This would be a [...Read More]

5-Foot Picture Display Ledges

pottery barn inspired photo ledges

Wood stain, scrap wood from the garage, and a handy husband were all the ingredients Annisa from A Pretty Happy Home needed to make an even better shelf than Pottery Barn’s Holman Ledge. Annisa used her 5-ft long shelves for a special purpose – to display clothing sketches her mom made when she went to [...Read More]