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

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 »

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

June 17th, 2014

Using Graphic Paint Patterns As Contemporary Art

One of the things that I hear a lot from my blog readers is that they are scared to hang artwork after they give their walls a fresh coat of paint. The… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration

April 30th, 2014

Want to Update Glass? Spray Paint to the Rescue!

There’s a little joke in my family that I will paint anything that stands still. The sad thing is that it’s a pretty true statement. There is really no… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Examples, Painting Tips

April 11th, 2014

Yes, You Can Paint Light Fixtures!

As a lover of interesting light fixtures, I’m a big believer that the right fixture can really change the feel of a room. I have purchased unique… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Inspiration, Painting Tips

February 19th, 2014

Protect Yourself with a Painting Mask when Spray Painting

I am a huge proponent of wearing a painting mask when you are using spray paints. It’s so quick, easy and cheap to transform your surroundings with a… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Painting Tips

December 19th, 2013

Ready to Do Some Painting? Prep Work Will Make the Job Easier!

Whether you are getting ready to paint a room yourself, or you have hired professionals, the proper painting prep makes the job go much smoother.  Here… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Planning Your Project

November 25th, 2013

How to Choose Paint for Bathroom Walls

As a paint-obsessed DIY blogger, I get a lot of questions about the types of paint that should be used for particular projects.  Most paint enthusiasts… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Painting Tips

November 15th, 2013

Interior Paints Inspired by Scenes from Fall

Choosing a palette of fresh interior paints for a room or project can be a daunting task.  Many designers recommend looking to the current season to be… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration