Pottery Barn Knock Off

For as long as I can remember, I have drooled over the Pottery Barn Catalogs. It goes like this, I go to the mailbox, open it up and see that little decor bible in there calling my name. Kids haven't eaten lunch, house is a mess, but I curl up and go page by page. The funny thing is that my catalogs end up completely disassembled as soon as I get to the last page. You see, I LOVE their style. I love the casual yummy pictures...cottage-y, sheek, eclectic, all of the above. But the price tag, WHOA! So as I mentioned in my very first post, I rip those pics out and stash them away in my inspiration binder so I can go back in the future. Many times, I have gotten inspiration from the pics, and then gone to target or home goods (oh, my heart speeds up when I talk about either one of those!) and can find so many accesssories or ideas that almost match exactly to what I saw in the catalog. I'm sure you all do the same!

 So anyway, I was looking at my mantel and wanted a bigger piece of "something" to put up there to draw some attention. After realizing that I have 3 different pictures from multiple PB catalogs of the "EAGAN Multipanel Mirror", I knew that was it! Check her out from their website! YUM!


View in Room
this image is from www.potterybarn.com

Eagan Multipanel Mirror, Large, Bronze finish
This image is from http://www.potterybarn.com/
View in Room
this image is from www.potterybarn.com

But not for $699!!!! Holy COW!!! As you will see in future posts, I do not want to spend $699 on many things, so a mirror was definitely not an option. And as it turned out, I wanted/needed completely different measurements anyway.

Enter Jimmy! My loving husband! :) :) I showed him what I wanted and he put his new miter saw to good use! He is amazing! I was having my daughters birthday party at the house the following day, so he decided that it needed to be done by then. He did it though....even staying up to 1am! LOVE HIM!!!!

There are many DIY tutorials online but we used this one for inspiration from A Creative Beginning blog. Once he got started, some of the steps were "tweeked" a little but the general concept was the same.

The materials were:
*plywood
*corner molding
*flat molding
*spray paint (my FAVE!)
*16- 8inx8in beveled individual mirrors (I got mine on sale for $2.50 each at Hobby Lobby!!!!)
*liquid nail adhesive (used multipurpose)
*nails
*miter saw
*large heavy picture hanger

So here is our end result!


 


What do you think?? I LOVE IT!!!! Still styling the mantel but I love the visual interest it sparks! What knock off projects have you done?? I love the feeling of saving money! More to put towards the next project! :) I hope Jimmy doesn't read that!!! :)

Heather

2 comments:

  1. I have always drooled over that Pottery Barn mirror also....so I love the knock-off one you and hubby made.. Thank you so much for your instructions.

    Lee Ann

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  2. I have always drooled over that Pottery Barn mirror also....so I love the knock-off one you and hubby made.. Thank you so much for your instructions.

    Lee Ann

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