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.

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Home Run: Palette Inspiration from MLB Team Colors

The race to the World Series is currently in full swing (pun totally intended). I admittedly don’t follow much in the world of professional sports, but… Read more »

July 19th, 2016

Are Popular Colors for Kitchens Right for Your Home?

I am thrilled to say that one of the last remaining builder’s beige rooms in my home has finally been banished! Even though I’ve lived in my home for… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Kitchens

June 14th, 2016

My Hand-Painted Open Concept Home

When we were looking a floor plans to build, my husband and I were really drawn to open concept homes. Not only did we love the openness and bright… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, How to Paint, Inspiration

May 19th, 2016

4 Easy Steps to Plan a Project

Often, the hardest part of figuring out how to plan a project is knowing where to start. Even with all the years of projects under my belt, I… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

March 15th, 2016

Mint, Black & Gold: Non-Traditional Neutral Baby Colors

Finding out that you are expecting a new baby is one of the most joyful moments in life. One of my favorite people in the world experienced that joy a… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Nurseries

December 30th, 2015

Glidden 2016 Color of the Year: Cappuccino White

Recently, Glidden announced its 2016 Color of the Year: Cappuccino White. This color is a calm and creamy neutral that pairs well other delicate colors… Read more »

Categories: Color

December 15th, 2015

Painting Ornaments to Match Your Home Color Palette

Long gone are the days of red and green being the only colors you can use in your home during the holiday season. These days, blue, purple, pink and… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Painting Tips

November 16th, 2015

Colors From the U.K.

Together with the Disney Imagineers (Hello, Dream Job!), the Glidden color experts have put together a paint palette to bring the colors of the United… Read more »

Categories: Inspired by Epcot

September 15th, 2015

Creative Ideas for Choosing Living Room Paint Schemes

There’s no question that paint can completely change the feel of a room. But, did you realize that the ways in which you use paint can also change the… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

July 30th, 2015

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 »

Categories: How to Paint