One of the signs above is a knock off. Can you guess which one?? Amy, who is the knock-off-er, didn’t know what the sign said, but she knew she loved it as soon as she saw it in a Pottery Barn catalog. So, she whipped out an overhead projector to make the twin.
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.
If pink puts you off, check it out in a bronze finish. Certainly does have that Pottery Barn feel.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?!)
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:
If you’ve fallen off the Pottery Barn mailing list, you can now peruse their latest catalog on line. The virtual version lets you flip through it just like the paper one with zoom in and zoom out options. Now, if they’d let us UN-request catalogs and sign up for announcements of new virtual ones instead, I’d be up for that. To start paging, head on over to PB.
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
oil-rubbed bronze spray paint (Mikael used 2 cans)