Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Own PB Knock-off

The online blog community is filled with replicas of designer items; from clothing to home decor. Being a cheap frugal mom of two, I try my best to find ways to make my own versions of expensive items, and brag about them on Facebook... you know, normal, social behavior.

So, it started with this.

I saw it on the cover of a Pottery Barn catalog that I picked up in the store, and knew that I could make it for waaaaay less than they were charging (although I couldn't find it in the catalog, or online).

I apologize for the lack of step by step pictures, but the steps were pretty easy, so I'm sure you'll understand it from the list.

Unfinished wood frame (12x12 opening) $4.99 (50% off of $9.99)
Acrylic paint (Americana - white wash) $.99
Scrapbook paper $.30
Curly letter $1.50 (50% off $2.99)

I painted the frame (white) and the letter (dark brown - I already had this at home). Once they were dry, I trimmed the scrapbook paper to fit in the frame (the opening was a bit smaller than 12x12), and used spray adhesive to add my "P" to the middle.

Super easy & much cheaper than anything that I've ever found at Pottery Barn!