Monday, August 22, 2011

New Member of the BBB

Now that I have officially joined the business, my grandmother, Julie Ballard, has placed me in the perfect position for me, Vice President of Social Media! My first project is to make our facebook page. (Like us on facebook)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Slip Covers Can Change a Room

So many people are calling about slip covers. For a long time I referred them to other sources and then got to thinking.....hmmmmmm.....why can't I do them ? Couldn't think of one single reason I couldn't and so began the making of many slip covers at Ballard Bunting Boutique.

I started with just doing some small chair cushions, but realized the need is out there, so I felt I had to expand my creativity and tackle this new area of home decor. Many people don't want to buy new furniture because what they have is either comfy, fits their space, or it's just too expensive to replace existing pieces.

So now redo the whole room with new slip covers, some co-ordinating colorful pillows and finish it off with a great window treatment to keep the flow moving around the room. Using colors more than once in the room makes it all look so much more put together.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

It's the new year and time to clean out the old and bring in the new. It can mean something as simple as cleaning your closet or something a little bigger like reorganizing a room. Either one can be a daunting task unless you do a little at a time.

When beginning to clean, make a plan and do one section at a time. For instance, with your closet, you could start by just clearing the top shelf. Put things into piles 1. give away 2. keep 3. maybe and then put back neatly what you definitely want to keep. Next go to the bottom and do the same. The bigger task usually being what's hanging. Things that are in the 'maybe' pile can be put in a bag and stored. If you go hunting for something in that bag, it may end up in the 'keep' pile but if you don't open that bag for 30 days, it should go to Goodwill, Purple Heart, etc.

My bet is once you start with your closet, you'll soon move on to other areas of your home. It's a good feeling and in the process you help others by donating your still very usable items.