5.12.2009

Shamelessly Copying Pottery Barn

I love this wreath from Pottery Barn, don't you?  The colors are so pretty!  It is no longer for sale on their website, though.  And let's be honest: we are just a hot glue gun and a visit to Michael's away from creating our own version of this!

image from PotteryBarn.com

So here's my wreath and glue gun, waiting for action:

And a bunch of reindeer moss I bought at Wal*Mart:

A few hours later...

And lest you think that we have it all together at our house, here's a wider shot of where the wreath hangs:

Want to come help me wash my dishes?  :)


86 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

oh my gosh. It is fantastic.

Lea
xo

PS. If you ever have a minute would you let me know how you did that bunny?
leadharper@gmail.com

Sandy Toes said...

It looks wonderful....a perfect copy!!!

sandy toe

Sarah said...

The wreath is great! I think I might have to borrow the idea for one in my kitchen. Looks great!

Whoever comes to help you with your dishes...will you send them my way when they are done?

southerninspiration said...

Great job, my friend!

Suzanne

Kimm at Reinvented said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. I'll add that to my project list!

A Touch of Country said...

fabulous! Great Job!

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out sooo cute! I am all about being a copycat!

Hope you have a great week!

Betsy said...

Can't beat it. Looks great.

Kelli said...

Sure...I actually love to wash dishes.

Stacey said...

I really like the wreath. I like that it's a little fatter too.

Your kitchen, my kitchen, they all look like that at some point in the day.

duchess said...

Yours looks much better. Great job.
Sorry I can't help with your dishes - I'm busy procrastinating on doing mine.
Enjoy your Tuesday.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I'll help with the dishes if you come help with my floors! :) Love the wreath, you crafty girl!

Amy

Jboo said...

Very cool!! You are so talented!!

Janet

Darlene said...

It turned out wonderful!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That turned out great! I admired that wreath when it was being sold. I will have to attempt to make my own!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Love the wreath! And hey, love that your keeping it real!

the undomesticated wife said...

Way better than paying $$$ at Pottery Barn!

Jennifer said...

This looks great! Matter of fact, I like yours better b/c it's more substantial than the one from Pottery Barn.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That turned out so cute! I have been wanting to make one of these for awhile, now I'll have to get started! :)

Letti said...

I have been looking for a wreath to hang on my wreath holder and I haven't been able to find one I like within a reasonable price. I thing you are my answer. Thank you so much.

Katie said...

I love your wreath! Also, I'd love to help you with your dishes but then could you come over and help with mine too...? ;)

Momma to Bug said...

I wouldn't call it shameless, I would call it creative and sensable! It looks great. I have been trying to come up with a summer beachy looking wreath for indoor but I am not sure that I am that creative. Any ideas?

-Desiree

Aleta said...

I like yours better than the Pottery Barn one!

"Let the good times roll" - Yeah!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a great place to hang it - over your kitchen sink! Love what you did, of course.

Happiness Is... said...

Love it - it looks great! I also love your "laissez les" sign...reminds me of NOLA :)

Juice said...

Super cute - way to save. PB prices are out of control. :)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Why buy when you copy, right? ;)

And, as strange as this sounds...I would actually volunteer to come wash your dishes! Not only do I see it as therapy (most of the time), but that would give me a chance to come check out your gorgeously decorated home!! :)

CoLiE-O said...

super cute! love it!! thanks for sharing!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I have to say that I think your wreath looks better than PB's.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That really is beautiful! Girl, you are gettin' your groove back! (Not that you ever lost it...it just took a vacation while you birthed and nursed a child.) Been there, done that. Doesn't it feel good?? :)

Christina said...

Love your copy! Looks wonderful.

I'll help you with your dishes if you will help me with mine. ; )

daniella said...

I'm deathly afraid of crafts, but you give me inspiration. It doesn't look that hard and the wreath you made looks lovely.

I hate doing dishes so much that I'd rather clean the toilets. My husband finally caught on that one and now it's his duty every evening. What? He gets a cooked meal every evening and a clean house in return (among other things :-)

Rebecca said...

I'll help you wash your dishes if you help me wash mine!! :)

Love the wreath! I am so into "do it yourself" these days... I refuse to pay retail for anything anymore!!!!

Oh, and was that you that left a comment on my blog about the Lightroom presets?? They are back up now, and I added more!

I don't think they work in Photoshop or Elements, though... just Lightroom.

Love,
R

Windy said...

love the wreath! we all have dishes in the sink:)

Kristi said...

Love it! It's just as cute as the Pottery Barn one AND you probably had more fun making it than you would have had just buying one premade.

Thanks for showing the wide shot! I always love seeing other people's houses looking like they actually LIVE there!

MeganSloan said...

I like your wreathe better - I like the chunkier look!

Shannon said...

That is so pretty! Great job!

Lana said...

Ooohhh that looks great! You are so creative!

Life with Kaishon said...

I think you have it all together at your house even though your sink is filled with dishes! : ) It looks awesome. I love your creative take on life. It is refreshing!

melissa said...

Carrie! I love yours more than PB! What a fantastic idea~adding it to my must copy idea folder. (I think I already have a hundred million from you!) You just ignore that kitchen and go love on your cute little Henry. Thanks for the RSVP for June 4th~can't wait to see what you share!!

Mandi said...

Love the wreath! Pottery Barn and I have had a love affair going for years. About your counter, it looks alot like mine. Love the honesty.

The Graves' House said...

turned out great! i would never know that it didn't come from pb. way to go:) (and hey, just do what i do some nights...throw a dish towel over those dishes!)

Miss E said...

You are so creative! Loving all of your new creations.

Hope you had a very Happy Mothers Day!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

You have inspired me!!! I am on it...and sorry, but I'll skip dish duty because I have too many of my own...Ugh!

Ms. Tee said...

SO cute! What does the sign say at the top? I'm curious! lol ;)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very Cute! Reindeer Moss is such a pretty bright green color - perfect for this time of year!

Manuela

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

beautiful! Great Job. I love PB but, it is really expensive!

Peggy said...

Well Queen Bee you have a perfect name. I believe this is the busiest site I have seen yet. I would invite you to visit (come on over) but you put me to shame with your energy. I will be back.
Peg

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love it....and it looks perfect hanging above your kitchen sink....might even make doing those dishes somewhat enjoyable:)

Hope you are well!!

Lisa

Domestic Diva said...

Looks fabulous!! Love your blog..so excited to find it. Sent you an invite to mine.

Have a great day!!
xx me

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I love that!!!

Our Complete Family said...

You are a hoot girl! Hey, looks like you've been busy cooking, too! Yummo!
The wreath turned out great! My Mom made some like that one Christmas and hung them all around the house and I remember loving them.
I love the idea of having a neat yearround one like yours!
Job well done chica!
xo Les

SoBella Creations said...

You did a great job!

I love your "Let the Good Times Roll" Sign in your kitchen.

Shell said...

I remember seeing that wreath in their catalog. I love the way yours turned out.

sarah @ A Beach Cottage said...

it's fab - I just love shameless copying of stuff like that, yours worked out so well

wish I was as crafty as you!

Sarah

Twice as Nice said...

Your knock off looks just as good at the original.
I went back to Hobby Lobby last week and the 3 yards the sales lady said there was left on the bolt ended up being a little over 9 yards! I bought it but it was still $13.00 a yard. I don't know why they didn't mark it down to $7.00 but I couldn't take the chance of it still being there later. Can't wait to see your curtains done!!

Sarah said...

Oh! You are going to be in Ohio? When? We are going to Virginia for a couple of weeks when my parents move so I don't know if we will make it to Ohio or not.

Gray Matters said...

That looks great - I've never in heard of reindeer moss - now I'm on the hunt.

Angie said...

Totally love it!!!

Amber said...

I love the moss for spring & early summer! I'm with ya girl...if I waited until our house was all clean to craft, it would rarely happen. Sometimes you just gotta let the creativity out when it strikes! At least those are all clean dishes!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your wreath is great! Bet you saved a bundle. Love the monogram toy box/trunk and the T-shirt transfers are so cute! Have a great weekend. Jackie

To The Moon and Back said...

Visiting from Just A Girl. I hope you don't mind but I may have to borrow your idea for my entry way. LOVE IT!

Beth said...

I'm going to go and shamelessly copy you and blog about it to boot! (Don't worry, I'll give you all the credit. :) Thanks for sharing such a simple and cute idea.

Shellie said...

how many bags did you buy / use

and how many inches was your wreath?

Cherry's Jubilee said...

HEY....I am not just saying this....I like yours better...it is more chunky and substantial. LOVE it. cherry

Magic Brush said...

I am totally on a moss kick right now. I just did a "mossy ball" arrangement in a garage sale urn. Love it!

Vanilla Lavender said...

It looks great!! So pretty!!

The Golf Widow said...

Looks great!Did you cut or tear the paper you used to cover the bunny and how small?

Rachel said...

Looks great and I love the black and white sign above your sink. Don't worry about the mess. I just blogged about a dirty kitchen yesterday over at worldgazing.blogspot.com. come visit sometime!

Jenny said...

LOVE IT!!! What a fantastic idea! I'm going to try it!!!

Dawn said...

Love it!!! What a great job!

Rachael Havens said...

Sweet! What a thrifty solution. It really is a clone to Pottery Barn's!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Love it! I, too, have copied the Barn in the past. They have great ideas but BIG prices!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Two thumbs up for Type A first-borns! :)

Amy

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

To answer Shellie's questions about the wreath...I bought three bags of reindeer moss and it was perfect. Also, I would say my wreath is 18 inches from edge to edge, before I added the reindeer moss. Hope that helps!
Carrie

Shellie said...

Thanks Carrie! I sent your link out to some women at church and we are going to get together at my house to do the wreath! I'll tell them 3 bags and 18 inches!!! mucho gracias!

Shilo said...

Hey Carrie,
Just catching up on your last few posts! You've been busy! :)
The toy box turned out so precious and I adore the idea for the monogrammed t-shirts! I can't wait to check out the tutorial!
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Shilo

Modest Gal said...

It's perfect...makes me want to give it a try!!!

Joyce said...

I love this wreath!! I've got to try that. I love your line - "we're just a glue gun and Michael's away from . . ." How true! When you get a minute, go check out what I just made thanks to Joann's and inspiration from blogland.

Found you through Rue initially. Your blog is great! I'll be back!!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Nice job, love it! It's wonderful to see things you love and then to create them yourself! : ) This is my first time to your blog, I love it!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Well aren't you clever? Love it!

Oh - and you stopped by a week or so ago and asked me about the chair I recovered - it's a Sam's Wholesale Find circa 2004!

Ali said...

Love the wreath, Carrie! I am making one of my own. Couldn't find the reindeer moss at my local Walmart though. I did find it at Hobby Lobby, and that's what the price sticker on your bag in the pic looks like too?
I used 4 bags of the moss, and this one is 12" acrossed. I must have made mine really puffy! LOL.

THANKS for posting such a great idea!

--Ali

Alicia said...

I LOVE PB but I agree, yours is even better than theirs!!!!!

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Melinda said...

I love it! What a wonderful idea!

Melinda said...

I love it! What a wonderful idea!