Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard authors the popular DIY home decor blog Makely School for Girls. She strives to help her readers easily create vibrant spaces that combine individual family needs with an eclectic flair.

Lindsay's Inspiration

An unexpected color combination

Lindsay's Latest Post

How Long Does Paint Take to Dry & Cure?

Often times, the hardest part of any transformation project is waiting for the paint to dry. After you’ve spent your time and elbow grease on a great… Read more »

June 23rd, 2015

Pink Flamingo Planters: Easy Outdoor DIY Projects

Now that summer is here, I am on the lookout for fun projects to do with my kids. They love to spend their days playing outside, so some easy outdoor… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

June 9th, 2015

Add Personality to Your Porch with a Painted Doormat

Let’s kick off the Spring with one of the easiest projects ever – a painted doormat! I literally made this at the kitchen table while my kids were… Read more »

Categories: Examples, How to Paint, Inspiration

April 21st, 2015

Update Your Home Using a Modern, Graphic Stencil

Long gone are the days of decorating your kitchen with a stenciled country duck or grapevine border! As decorating styles have become more modern, we… Read more »

Categories: Examples, Inspiration

January 1st, 2015

4 Ways to Build an Easy DIY Padded Headboard

One of the first projects I ever attempted for our home was a DIY padded headboard. My husband thought I was losing my mind, but I marched us to the… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms

December 16th, 2014

How to Choose an Unexpected Winter Color Palette

Traditionally, a home decor winter color palette features red and green. These colors are synonymous with the Christmas season, and you can easily find… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

October 28th, 2014

How to Pair Orange Decor with Neutral Colors

Orange is a great color to keep in mind when you are looking to add a pop of color to your room. Paired with neutrals, well placed shots of orange will… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

October 3rd, 2014

Paint Color Ideas for an Untraditional Nursery

Putting together paint color ideas for expecting clients is one of my favorite parts of my job. The parents-to-be are always so excited to welcome their… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Nurseries

August 26th, 2014

How to Use Paint Chips to Make Color Choices Easier

Believe it or not, all of those little rectangle paint chips on a paint store’s wall serve more purpose than to just to make your paint color choices… Read more »

Categories: Color, How to Paint

July 29th, 2014

Designing a Color Palette Inspired by Caribbean Colors

My husband and I recently returned from a dream trip to the Southern Caribbean, complete with the absence of the Internet, cell phones and our children…. Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration