Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting Inspiration from Pottery Barn...

I like Pottery Barn, but I don't like their prices.  Sometimes they are just too much for what they are selling.  Anyway, I found these beautiful Tuscan Urns and I fell in love. 


 I have been looking for something similar for MR.P and I's room.  They would complete our room and look wonderful!  Absolutely perfect on our dresser.  But, at $89 and $30 each (because you need 2 to make it look complete) I can't do that.  Especially not on accessories ;)  So I started brainstorming and thinking about what I have.  I have a green vase that is beautiful, but doesn't really go with our decor.  Then I just cleaned out a lemonade bottle from trader joe's because I thought it was a cute shape and big enough to keep.  So I decided I will use a textured rustoleum spraypaint on them.   Don't use regular spraypaint on them because of what happened last time.  Even if they don't have the right color, I will use a light colored texture as the first coat, then I will use the right color over it.  I sure hope this works out!  I'll let you know how it goes.  Cross your fingers for me!  I'd like to keep this project under $10 (2 things of spraypaint).

8 comments:

Abby said...

Good idea! I look forward to seeing how this turns out. I'm with you - love PB, but they are PROUD of their stuff. Thankfully, my Dad is a crazy awesome builder, so he replicates their furniture for me. We've been doing our own plans, but I just found this: http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/search/label/plans.

Design A-Peele said...

that site is awesome! I had checked it out a few times as well. I should actually try it sometime though ;)

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Good luck! Those pots are gorgeous. I love them as a do it yourself project since you won't have to get them "just right". And that's awesome about the adoption stuff going on. Hope it continues to go well!

Red said...

I love do it yourself projects!!
hope it turns out how you want it!
=)

Julianne Hendrickson said...

eek love it! so funny-went and read your other post, I throw away EVERYTHING and get in trouble for it! My husband will say...hmmm...where is that...and I know exactly where it went :)

Allison said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see the finished product! And I am with you on the prices.

Love the Decor! said...

Loved those vases too but yikes...
Cant wait to see how yours tun out
Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Kim said...

I have lusted after those urns for a while also. I can handle $30, but like you, I need more than one and $80 plus for the big boy is too much.

Good luck with your project! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Oh, and I fell in love with those pink stairs on Haven and Home too. We just redid our stairs (blogged about it) and then I told DH...I think I want to redo them pink. He about had a cow!