Monday, February 15, 2010

Knockin' off da barn!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I got a brand spanking new Pottery Barn catalog this weekend and I was all too excited to get to recreating. The first project that caught my eye were these lovely mirrored bowls...



Aren't they gorgeous???? Then I saw $79 a piece...sorry, but they aren't THAT gorgeous.

So, I set out to re-create these. Heres my supplies, and I'll break down the costs for ya in a second :)



I got the bowls at salvation army, round total for those $1.79
Liquid nails at Walmart $2.17
Mirrors for small bowls came from the dollar store, in the candle section $4.00 total
Mirror for large bowl came from Hobby Lobby $2.47
Picture hanging kit came from Dollar Tree $1.00

So, with labor, you figure it cost me about $12.00 for 5 of them (considering they took all of 10 minutes to make.




I used liquid nails to glue the mirrors inside, and then I screwed these little picture hangers in the back to hang them by.






















I think they make a nice little grouping in my kitchen and since it would have cost me $395 + tax and shipping at the barn, I'm pretty darn excited about these babies...



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32 comments:

  1. Those are amazing, I luv your take on it, not only it's gorgeous but it also was creative.
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
    http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow!!! Those turned out great. Way to go :)

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  3. Those are really nice! I wouldn't have ever thought to recreate those. I'll be on the hunt for some wooden bowls now :) Thanks!

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  4. Wow you did great! They look exactly alike, good job!!

    (Stopping over from Cindy's) Take Care!
    Melissa

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  5. Those are fabulous...I must try and make them. L.o.v.e. 'em!!! Thanks

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  6. Hey, I am excited with you! I just realized that I have some wooden bowls in the garage cabinet that have not seen the light of day for quite a few years. This is too clever!

    Scribbler

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  7. OMG! You rock! That is a great copy!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  8. Crazy! I saw those too, but it never occurred to me to try it. Awesome job!

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  9. Wow! Great job! They look fabulous!

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  10. Awesome job girl! Love those bowls you found! Here was my take on these a few weeks back:
    http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2010/01/pottery-barn-inspired-mirrors.html

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  11. Huh. How DO you come up with these fantastic ideas?

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  12. looks wonderful, and can't beat that price tag!

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  13. Look at you... my lands, too creative!! You did a great job!

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  14. Great job! I saw them in the catalog, and thought they would be a fun "copy". Yours turned out wonderful!

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  15. The mirrors turned out great. I will be on the look out for these wood bowls.

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  16. great idea! loving the cheapness of the knock off. I know, isn't that what a knock off is supposed to be..but brilliantly cheap! Keep it up girly!
    I would love for you to come and visit sometime!

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  17. I saw those in the catalog too and loved them! I have some mirrors, just need to find the bowls. Great job!!

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  18. Great job, I saw those too, but never thought of making them myself. You are an inspiration!
    Donna

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  19. Great job! I love a good PB knockoff! =)

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  20. Sock it to em Nikki! I love making expensive PB stuff from Dollar store items! Nice job!!

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  21. I featured these today on my show-offs! Thanks for sharing with me, I LOVE them!
    http://makingtheworldcuter.blogspot.com/

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  22. perfection! I'll have to feature this on my blog megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. Those are great! Makes me think about where I could hang some in my house, too!

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  24. Well aren't you craft! These are great!
    Now following you through Follow Me Fridays.
    Thanks,
    Angie

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  25. that is SUPER creative. kudos to u!

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  26. You've done a fabulous job, and I'm sure inspired a lot of copying.

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  27. Very smart project. I'm featuring it in my DIY column on examiner.com this week.

    http://www.examiner.com/howto-home-design-in-new-york/samantha-baldwin

    Should publish this afternoon.

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