diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor

DIY Ballard Designs Headboard

This headboard sells for over $600 on Ballard Designs website, but we made one ourselves for only $75 in wood (and a little birdy!)

map ceiling, home decor

Map Ceiling

We used my dad's old nautical maps to paper our entryway ceiling and add some coastal cottage charm : o )

using antiques to show off everyday items

Using Antiques to Show Off Everyday Items...

This old butcher scale was the perfect kitchen accent piece, but instead of just displaying it in the kitchen and taking up space, I decided to use it to hold all of my cooking necessities.

painted furniture

Painted Furniture...

This furniture had great bones, but to work cohesively in the room I felt that paint would be the best option. I used chalk paint (Annie Sloan in French Linen) and a clear wax finish with slight distressing. On the armoire I hand painted a monogram.

home office library

Home Office/library...

This room was a blank slate, so I designed book shelves to surround the room while incorporating a window seat and desk area. The drawers are pull out file cabinets and the window seat has hidden bench storage.

patio garden

Patio Garden...

This little atrium area was open and barren, so we installed a composite deck, built a pergola and strung it with lights. The herb planter boxes were painted to match the house, and the plants are all potted. The homeowners have enjoyed having a small space to relax outdoors...

kitchen open shelving

Kitchen Open Shelving...

This tiny kitchen (9x12) was designed without any upper cabinets so as not to visually crowd the room. The open shelving give easy to access necessities with aesthetically pleasing farmhouse decor.

girly girl room

Girly Girl Room...

This girl loves hot pink and bling, so I designed this room to deliver both without being too overwhelming. The headboard and window awning were made by my husband and fitted with an outdoor light spray painted gold.

tiny front flower beds

Tiny Front Flower Beds...

This townhome has very little "front yard" space, so I designed these flower beds to give it some curb appeal. Low maintenance landscaping and some rocks enhance this little home beautifully.

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Chalk Painted kitchen cabinets & cottage kitchen redo

We decided to tear out our existing builder grade cabinets and rebuild them with some open shelving incorporated into the design. We used Annie Sloan chalk paint on all of the lower and upper cabinets.

About meI am a painter, reader, teacher, fitness enthusiast, gardener, writer and doxie owner, but not always in that order! I have four children, am married to my favorite DIY'er and live in the Clear Lake area. My specialties include furniture painting, room makeovers and decorating, and organizing and gardening. I'm looking forward to teaming up with you to help you tackle your next project!