10.16.2009

Love the Bins, Not the Price

Hello, adorable green metal bins from Pottery Barn Kids. You are looking mighty cute today. However, I would like to send my kids to college, so I will not be bringing you home. Love you though!

(image from Pottery Barn Kids)

Instead, I will visit my local Goodwill and find some rusty old bins for $3 a piece.

I will then apply some red spray paint. I will stain the wooden handles a dark walnut color. And I will add some chalkboard paint in a little square in the center of each bin.

I will end up with something equally cute! And my kids still get to go to college.

P.S. Giveaway winners will be announced later today. Don't miss it!


41 comments:

Nancy said...

smart girl and may i say it??? So much cuter! :)

Kelli said...

Perfect. I love what you've done with those. I need to make a trip to the GW.

Sarah said...

I like your version better! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy Toes said...

College is a good thing~

I think you may work for Pottery Barn...they look great!

sandy toe

northern cottage said...

oh I just love 'em!! Seriously GREAT! Now I'm on the hunt for cheap bins!!

Anna said...

great idea, and I think yours turned out even cuter than the pottery barn version!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I like yours better! Great Idea...now I have to go look for bins!

Lisa & Gerald said...

You rock... they look great...

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love PB's bins, also. You have done a great job showing us that we don't have to succomb to their prices! Yahoo!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

PB prices are typically so silly aren't they? But the inspiration they give to us all is priceless!

Jenny Lynn said...

SERIOUSLY!
SO cute!!
those are fabulous!!
and, i have some small ones that i might have to work on now, thanks to you!

Amanda said...

I like your bins better! Great job!

Lindsey @ Harpserville Home said...

haha! The Red is better!

Queen Bee said...

Good for you! They turned out great!

Windy said...

I like yours much better!

southerninspiration said...

Yours ARE better....PB's got nuthin' on you!!!
Suzanne

Tasha said...

Those are FABULOUS!!! So fun.

julie & joe said...

Very cute!!!!

Rachel said...

That is super cute! I love PBs catalogs, but cannot afford to spend the kind of $$ they want for it. You did a great job of "making do" ;-)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Brilliant! I'd love some of these for my sons room... I'll have to keep my eyes open.

Rae said...

Great job; they turned out great!! I was fortunate to find PB Kids buckets marked down to $6 a few years back. I bought all of them right then and there!

SoBella Creations said...

Love the Buckets!!! They are so cute!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Your buckets are MUCH better than the ones at Pottery Barn. You have convinced me that I need to check out our Goodwill store for some great finds.

Lisa-Marie said...

They are gorgeous! And RED!!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

adorable!

Kim C said...

Love the red! You (and the other decorating blogs I read) have really helped me start to see things for what they could be and not for what they currently are. Thanks for that! :-)

I was tempted by those PBK pails awhile back but then decided that having my children pull them in and out on a shelf would likely scratch the paint so I got some fabric bins from Target instead. Just an FYI in case you put them on a shelf and your kids pull them off the shelf, put them back on, etc etc. Paint might be scratched!

Kim C.

Red Lipstick Style said...

Creativity! Very inspirational! The red is even better.

Sunny said...

Isn't it crazy that they get to charge so much simply because their name starts with Pottery and ends with Barn? It's insanity. Very cutey, cute job ya done!

Amber said...

Very cute. I like the chalkboard squares and the bins are the perfect shade of red.

Life with Kaishon said...

I think you made a good decision! Bins versus College. It is a hard choice! : )

Rhonda said...

Love it Carrie! Yours are much cuter and made with love :)

Jodee Leader said...

Seriously, your buckets are much cuter! I have both the Pottery Barn Kids buckets and just cheap-o ones from Hobby Lobby and I like the cheaper ones better!

Courtney said...

I love these bins. I have been trying to find some at a great price. I have been personalizing them with vinyl and my cricut machine.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh, I luv that shade of red and the chalkboard paint idea is so neat...you go girl!!!! Have a fun and safe weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Smart girl!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Carrie, you are soooo funny! ;)
Love the buckets, and the new blog look. It's fabulous!

Jboo said...

Can I just say that yours LOOK BETTER than Pottery Barn's? Yes, they do!

Have a fun weekend!

Janet

Jen said...

I agree, these are cuter than the "other" ones. Love the chalk board paint on them, makes them very verisatile. Great job, very cleaver.

allthingsjuice said...

a.dor.a.ble

when are you opening an etsy shop?

Tiffany said...

LOVE them! Yours are way cuter! Nice job! Good thinking!

Kara said...

Yours are totally cuter than PB.