Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What I wish I knew then, about my Pottery Barn Pails

Okay, raise your hand, how many of you have made that over priced purchase and then months later realized "I could have made that"? Good...... I am not alone.





 This is that purchase.
Although I love them, I realize I  probably could have made these pails that I purchased from Pottery Barn about a year ago myself,
but I didn't.
I did however, save my girlfriend a few bucks with my version of the Pottery Barn pails that I made for her...for a lot less.


Yup, these cost a mere .99  for each pail, a can of spray paint



and the numbers 1,2,3 


Now that's a beautiful thing! Click here for the tutorial.




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31 comments:

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

they are FABULOUS like everything you create and WOW what a cinch and the results are amazing! hugs...

lynn said...

so very cute!

Deidre said...

Very Frugal and crafty! Thanks for inspiring me today:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Lisa Timm said...

Another "do it yourself" idea for an item pottery barn sells?
WINE CORK VASE FILLERS
it sure is easy & your guranteed to have fun !
Laura, let me know if you need me to provde you a tutorial! hehe

suzyhomemaker said...

I do that ALL the time. My problem is finding the time to do it. I say that to my hubby a lot too and he rolls his eyes at me :)

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Very nice knock off :) Looking good.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

you are sweet as always!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Deidre- I wish I was thinking frugal when I bought them from PB!
Have a good day!
laura

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Okay, I am nutty for numbers and these are awesome. In fact, I like them so so much better than those overprices Pottery Barn buckets ...

Thanks for linking it up!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Miss Charming said...

Lucky friend! They turned out so cute. ( I can envision dropping a plant in one and giving as a teacher's or housewarming gift.). Wonderful job!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

ha. My hubby knows to stay out of my way when I am on a mission with a new project ( probably rolling his eyes too!)
laura

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Thanks! Don't you just love knock offs!!

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

You're a great friend - I want someone to make them for me and leave them on my front porch! Oh well, I guess I'll have to make them myself - but since they are so simple, I may just do that!
Glad you linked to our Cinch party! This is what it's all about!
Kelly

Keeping it Cozy said...

Oh, these are just too cute! I'm envisioning some for my girls' playroom.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

So awesome, I'm pinning the tutorial and I'm going to try this myself! Where did you get the 99 cent pots from?

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Ruth said...

I love these adorable pails. Anytime I see things I like in Pittery Barn I have to try and make it because I can't afford it.
Ruth

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

Did you say POVERTY Barn! Yep that's what i call it, but i have to admit i've spent some dough at that place! i love your knock-offs, i am all for a good copy especially if it saves a ton of money!

pbdesigns said...

You are on top of the game again ! Keep the great ideas coming.

RHome410 said...

Cute! You're giving me a possible new idea for some mugs I'm getting bored with.

Lorrie said...

Love knock offs! These pails look fantastic, Great Job, and sooooo very inspiring!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Seriously. Those pails are AMAZING! I am totally pinning these for the world to see :) You were #1 at the party, but you are always #1 with me :)

blessings,
karianne

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Ooo, I'm in love with those pails!! What a good friend you are. :)
xo Heidi

Claire said...

I love these! The PB version is great, but knowing that you made your own knock-off for such an inexpensive price makes the DIY version that much better. Lucky friend!

Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

These are so great! I hate it when I realize after the fact I should have just made something. Your friend is a lucky lady!! Thanks so much for joining the party!
Karah

Green Willow Pond said...

These are so cute. Your friend is a very lucky lady! Nice job.

Have a lovely week!
Deborah

Christine said...

Don't you hate it when that happens!! But hey.. at least your friend saved with your creativity!!! They look AMAZING!

Thanks so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe said...

Woo Hoo! You go, girl :) They look great. Stopping by from 52 Mantels. Newest Follower :)

Kelly
www.livelaughrowe.com

Jeanette said...

Love the crisp look of your pails. Thanks!

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

Your knock-off version is great!! I hope your friend is a happy customer :)

I'm featuring you today!! Thanks for linking up!

A Mother and A Daughter said...

What a fun project! I made a set of my own and mentioned you in my post today! Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Barbara

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