Make It: Pottery Barn Felt Wreath Pillow Knockoff

Felt Wreath Pillow

There’s knock offs and then there’s knock ons, (as in ‘right ons’), like Brandi’s interpretation of Pottery Barn’s new Jeweled Wreath Embroidered PIllow ($45), which couldn’t get much more ‘on’. To make it easier on herself, she used pre-purchased felt leaves and pom poms and (get this) her glue gun to make the motif. To see the entire process, head on over to Don’t Disturb This Groove. 

Here’s the original. Pretty fabulous, huh?

Spied at Knock Off Decor.

Genius Colorful Fan Makeover

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Okay peeps, alert the media, because this makeover is genius. Genius, I say! (It also makes me wanna smack my head and ask myself why I didn’t think of it on my own.) Check it out, a cheap-o Hawaiian Breeze fan went from boring to brilliant with the help of a can of spray paint. 

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If pink puts you off, check it out in a bronze finish. Certainly does have that Pottery Barn feel. 

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How to Accessorize the Pottery Barn Way

This weekend, a friend and I went to a seminar at our nearby Pottery Barn for an ‘accessorizing’ seminar and, like a good blogger, I took notes to share with my peeps. If you’re not a fan of the PB style, that’s cool. These suggestions will work for any interior.    

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  1. When accessorizing a room, repeat the same color (or hues) at least 3 times. So, for example, use the same color/hue in a pillow, a lampshade and an area rug.
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My own glass planet.

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Last week while perusing my local Pottery Barn, I spotted a reflective glass sphere in the holiday discount area. I picked it up and held it in my hands. The tag said it was mercury glass and there was a note inside that PB recommended inserting a strand of twinkle lights into the opening at the sphere’s bottom. As I was gazing at the ball, one of the sales associates walked by, saying, “Oh! You’re very lucky to have found that!” I nodded. Continue Reading

Homemade PB Inspired Exeter Jar Chandelier

Lauren and her electrician husband determined to make a jar pendant chandelier modeled after Pottery Barn’s Exeter light fixture (pictured below), which retails for $399. Lauren & Co. pulled their homemade version together for less than a hundred bucks. Not exactly a how-to, per se, but Lauren does cover some of the details explaining the process at Our Hiding Place.

So how did Lauren and her boo do???


PB Inspired Craigslist Lamp Makeover

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Amanda found the goofy lamp pictured above courtesy of Craig and transformed it into the PB inspired lamp pictured below. The original costs $269, whereas Amanda’s knock off set her back $29.34. (Can I get a ‘whoop-whoop’ for Amanda?!)

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To replicate her outstanding results, we’ll need a eyesore of a lamp, but lucky for us, Craigslist (and thrift stores and garage sales) is populated heavily with such things.

Here’s a list of materials Amanda used for the project: 


  • Old light fixture, $15
  • S-hooks, $1.09
  • 3 one-foot sections of chain, $1.62
  • 3/14″ 24 gauge steel hanger strap, $1.64
  • Large vase, $10
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand
  • Gorilla glue, on hand


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DIY Pottery Barn Multi-panel Mirror

Pottery Barn sells a multi-panel mirror that clocks in at 700 bananas. Mikael did a DIY version for—drum roll, please–60 dollars. The outcome is very hard to distinguish from the original. If you’d like to make one for yourself, just make a trip to Lowes with this list in hand:

  • a package or two of beveled mirror tiles
  • particle board
  • oil-rubbed bronze spray paint (Mikael used 2 cans)
  • clear protective satin
  • 1 x 3 – 10′ hemlock board for framing

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Pottery-Barn-Look Office For Less!

Decor Pad points out that Pottery Barn’s Bedford Modular Desk Set can be acheived by almost half the cost by shopping J.C. Penney. The Pottery Barn version is pictured above and the new J.C. Penney version below. Each look contains the same elements, which are listed below along with their prices. To get the discounted J.C. Penney prices you can get 4% back at and a 15% off coupon via coupon code APRSURV9.


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