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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Lindsay's Latest Post

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 »

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

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