Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inspired by Ballard Designs

I've had an empty wall in the living room and I've been clueless on what I should do. I saw the artwork below in Ballard Designs catalog and then stumbled upon Thrifty Decor Chick's blog and she was inspired by the SAME artwork!!
That was my sign...
Ballard Designs beautiful artwork = $200

Ballard Art

This project was incredibly easy, that even the not-so-crafty gals out there will be able to tackle this one with no problems!
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Here is what you'll need:
9 - 12" x 12" pieces of MDF
9 - Sheets of Scrapbook paper - You can use and paper you like. Some of my pages were embellised with glitter.
1 can of matching spray paint - I used a chocolate brown to match my decor
1 can of spray adhesive
Nails for hanging

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Spray all edges of the MDF with the spray paint of your choice.
Once dry, use the spray adhesive to completely cover the front of each board and the back of the scrapbook paper. Let set for about a minute.
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Place the scrapbook paper on the front of each board - Adhesive side down.
Thrifty Decor Chick nailed her art directly into the wall, however, I decided to use brackets on the back of my boards to hang them. Either way will work perfectly!
Since the "Design Rule" is to work in odd numbers, I decided to use 9 squares as shown in the Ballard Designs catalog.
This project is SUPER Simple and I really like how it turned out.
I already and the MDF and spray paint on hand, so the total cost of my inspired project was $10.38!! FABULOUS!!


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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love the papers that you used!

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Oh they are gorgeous...I love them what beautiful colours too!

This Aussie blogger is stopping by from SITS!

missy said...

stopping by from SITS.
AWESOME idea......and cheap......i love it!!!!!

Juliet Grossman said...

You are so talented. I have admired that same thing in Ballard and you totally translated it and actually made it better. Love your blog. Thanks so much for swinging by my blog on my Sits Day last week:-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Great project & lots of impact for a little $$! I've admired those Ballards prints too.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Great simple project! I wonder if I could find a way to make some simple frames so that I could change out the scrapbook paper depending on the season. That would really rock! Thanks for the ideas!

Anonymous said...

it turned out perfect! great job!

jenjen said...

I love that idea. And I love Ballard Designs. I will have to give this a try. Thanks!

Jen said...

love the papers and the color of your room!
looks great!

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel