Leather Monogram with Nailhead Trim

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]

Striped Monogram Desk Clips

This is such a fun knock off from Tasha at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. She was inspired to create monogram desk clips using scrap wood, wood letters, and washi tape. Tasha decorated the letters with washi tape to make them pretty, and sandwiched clothespins between the wood to make them functional. Would you […Read More]

Weathered Wall Letter for a Monogram Gallery Wall

Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body has a thing for a typography. She even has a monogram gallery wall in her foyer dedicated to her ever-growing collection of “A”s. Tasha recently added to that collection with a reclaimed wood letter “A” modeled after one from Anthropologie. The weathered look made for an easy […Read More]

Striped Pillow Shams with Fun Personalization

Bonnie from BonnieProjects shares at Teal & Lime how she added a fun, personal touch to her bed with striped pillow shams. Bonnie had been eyeing West Elm’s shams for some time and had even gotten close to buying them despite the hefty price tag. One thing holding her back was the fact that there was a three-letter limit on monograms. Bonnie says, “So what do you do when you can’t get what you want? Make your own!” Bonnie’s workmanship on these is impeccable, and the sweet nicknames on the front are the icing on the cake!

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Fabric-Covered Garbage Can with Monogram

Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer shows that even a garbage can be cute – without costing you $89! Christy took a run-of-the-mill plastic garbage can and turned it into a real beauty with fabric and trim. She even added a monogram to the fabric before adhering it to the waste basket for an extra special touch. Isn’t Christy’s decorative wastebasket a dead ringer for her Ballard inspiration?!?

fabric covered garbage can with monogram

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Upholstered Letter with Nailhead Trim

This morning I shared how Laura from Finding Home transformed a boring set of wire baskets into a stylish wood and metal organizer for her craft room. While working on that project, Laura also become captivated with an upholstered letter with nailhead trim from Ballard and couldn’t help but tackle another knock-off project! She grabbed a paper mache letter from the store, wrapped it with a suede-like material, and then added nailhead trim to the edge for a sophisticated, upscale look.

fabric letter with nailhead trim

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From Gross to Gorgeous Chair Makeover

Sara of Major Hoff Takes a Wife was smitten the moment she saw Ballard’s Casa Florentina Collection. She says, “The brush strokes, the depth of colors, the glazing, oh my! Then I saw the price! Double oh my!!!!” While Sara might not be able to have the exact $449 armchair she was drooling over, that didn’t mean she couldn’t have a chair with a similar look. She snatched up a wood chair a friend was selling for $20. It was desperately in need of a little TLC, and Sara was happy to oblige with a fresh coat of paint, secret waxing technique, and new upholstery. Isn’t she a beaut now?

ballard inspire chair makeover

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Painted Modern Monogram Pillow

Heather from Southern State of Mind loves Jonathan Adler’s “chic-meets-cheeky-meets-trendy-meets-vintage” style and was immediately smitten with his signature needlepoint pillows. Instead of dishing out $125 or taking up needlepointing, Heather turned to her old faithful friend paint to make a modern monogrammed pillow. All it cost Heather was 30 minutes of her time since she already had all the materials on hand.

painted monogram pillow

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