Monday, February 15, 2010

Another Ballard's Knockoff


I've had this one on my to-do list for quite a while, and finally got around to re-creating it this weekend. I am absolutely head over heels in love with the original Ballard version. The palette they used is so soothing, plus these are my signature colors. But I tend to use aqua and brown a bit too much. In an effort to do something out of my comfort zone, I decided to take my master bedroom redo in a completely different color direction.




And by completely different, I mean......very similar. I know, I got real crazy with the color change here!



The main colors in the room are black and white, but I needed a little splash of color. So I brought in this lovely blue and grey palette. Thank you Amy Butler for making your gorgeous fabric patterns available in scrapbook paper!



I used some unfinished wood plaques from the craft store I had lying around. I painted the edges black and used spray adhesive to put the scrapbook paper directly onto the plaque. I added sawtooth hangers to the back of each one and got busy hanging my new wall art. Lucky for me, I happened to have all of the supplies on hand, so this little project was free! Gotta love that.



I am very happy with how this turned out. I'm also very happy that it cost me $0 and it was super easy. Now that I look at it a bit closer, I think I might add another row of three to the top. What do you think? Should I leave it as is or make it bigger?




Tomorrow I'll show you what I'm doing above the closet doors on either side of this wall. Slowly but surely, and one wall at a time, I am getting this room finished!


42 comments:

Erin @ Puddin' Sugar said...

Ooohh! Looks beautiful but I think you need another row.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Amanda! I love those Ballards' plaques, too! Well, I love everything Ballards has. : ) I think you could do another row, too.

Sara said...

Great choice-I love Amy Butler patterns! I too think it needs another row on the bottom.

Mama Thompson said...

Beautiful colors...love it!

Jo said...

Another row would bring you eye upward

The Pear's Nest said...

Fabulous work! I love it as is...only 2 rows. Great job. ;)

Kate said...

I think it looks great and has a very similar feel to the original, but I would add a third row if you can :)

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I like! I think another row would be good.

Carmen said...

I have been WANTING to do this too. I kept seeing versions of it all around blogland. I was going to do it using the art canvas squares. I was actually at Joann's today looking at the canvasses but decided not to spend the money. Maybe next time. I love yours! They look FAB! I can't tell if you should do another row or not. I need a further away pic. But as I see them now, they look perfect!

Nancy said...

Those turned out great! I like 'em just as they are, but if you want to add another row I don't think it'll hurt.

Nancy

jenjen said...

So beautiful Amanda. I love that color combination. AMAZING my friend!!!

XOXO
Jen

Kristina P. said...

I love those colors! Soothing is the perfect word.

mommynoodles said...

Stink'in cute!! Go for it,do another row! The bigger the better. Well,in my book anyhow! LOL!

southerninspiration said...

Oooooooh, nice....love those papers!!!


Suzanne

Kim's Treasures said...

This project has been on my list of things to do too! Yours is beautiful!

Mel Tales said...

Lovely! This has been on my "craft to-do" list for sometime. hopefully soon, I'll get around to this! :o)

Leanne said...

I love Amy Butler. The paper is beautiful. You did a great job and who can beat free.

Candy and Cake said...

Love that idea! Great colors as well!

angie128 said...

"Like"

CC said...

First of all, you are amazing. I don't know if I commented here yet, but I stumbled upon your blog a week or so ago and I just love what you do. It makes total sense and you certainly have an eye for detail and a way to make things work. Nice job! I love what you did here but I think it would just be even more fantastic if you added another row. Bigger is better in this case! Keep on crafting girl. Christie

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Beautiful! I've seen that Ballard design & have been wanting to knock it off for a while now. I think I'd like yours w/ another row on top, the eye is always more naturally attracted to odd numbers. :-) Take care!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Beautiful! I've seen that Ballard design & have been wanting to knock it off for a while now. I think I'd like yours w/ another row on top, the eye is always more naturally attracted to odd numbers. :-) Take care!

Jeanette said...

Looks just beautiful!

Nocona said...

I love this idea. I may copy it and use it in my girls playroom. I have some beautiful scrapbook paper that has always felt too pretty to even cut up and put in a book.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

$0...you can't beat that! I like how yours is similar, but has it's own fresh feel. :) I like the papers you chose...they look great!

Richella said...

Great work, Amanda! I love how you boldly set out in another direction with color here. :)

Seriously, I think these look great. I actually like the black edges of yours even more than the Ballard's version! But I do think you should add another row. I like odd numbers--three rows, nine total would be more pleasing than two rows, six total. Know what I mean?

So glad you got this done this weekend! It feels good to get a project accomplished, doesn't it?

Miss Obara said...

those turned out really nice! I agree w/everyone else...another row is in order....have fun!

The Rural Socialite said...

Gorgeous! You are a real Ballard knock-off queen!!

All Things Cherish said...

Love it!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I love it, I wanna recreated this as well. I think another row would be nice.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Those turned out great! I didn't know Amy Butler made scrapbook paper... where did you find it?? I love her stuff!

Super job! Love it!

Lori said...

Oh I love it!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

These look so pretty, Amanda! I'm gonna jump on the one more row bandwagon. It looks beautiful and I don't think it would have occurred to me if you hadn't suggested it but I do think three would look really nice. Can't wait to see what you do above the closet doors!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That looks great. I'm trying to think where I could use them. You know how it is, have to take something down to put something up.
You could do another row but probably on the bottom. On the top would be above the door frame. I guess that's okay, just my opinion.

Bethany said...

These are so creative and neat, I am thinking of doing this above our bed in the master bedroom! Looks great as it is!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

I love those hangint over that black chest, great job!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Don't you just LOVE Amy Butler? I use her fabric A LOT! I can't find her scrapbook paper anywhere close to me though. I guess I need to order it online.

These turned out GREAT! I do think I would add another row though.

Southern Queen Bee said...

Look at you go girl...Love that look. Your blog has just grown and grown...It's alot of work. Still hope to meet up with you one of these days.

Tausha said...

seriously, you have to stop being so awesome and creative! Really, just try! :) I like the 2 rows. So...whats on the agenda for tomorrow?
PS-go and look and see what I did with some ugly books. You would be proud!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

The wall looks great and I LOVE the his/hers labels! I wanted to add a His/hers wall art in my master bath but it was a major flop. I think I'll try again!

**** April **** said...

I am TOTALLY diggin this!

J+S said...

Wow, I just discovered your site and I love this. May I repost and credit and link back to you?

~Jenifer

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