Painted Entryway Cabinet

lockers before

I’d like to welcome back Jill, a knock off enthusiast who doesn’t have a blog but wanted to share some of her work with KOD readers. Earlier today I shared DIY wall art Jill created from a pallet, and now I’m excited to show you a cabinet she scored for a major bargain and revamped with a Pottery Barn spin.

pottery barn inspired lockers

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Pallet Number Art

pallet number art

Today I’m going to do a double feature of two fabulous Pottery Barn-inspired projects submitted by a reader named Jill who doesn’t have a blog but loves a good knock off like the rest of us. Jill was inspired by a number canvas from Pottery Barn and created her own from a pallet. I am loving the look of the font she used!

pallet number art

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Decorative Rope Spool

decorative rope spool

While looking through the Ballard catalog, Jen from Life, Crafts, & Whatever couldn’t help but notice the rope spool side table. However, the price and nautical vibe just weren’t agreeing with her budget and style. Jen instead created a Mini Me version using wood plaques and a paper mache cylinder. At seven inches tall, it looks super cute sitting outside Jen’s bedroom door!

decorative rope spool

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Kids Art Boards

kids art boards

Laura from Inspiration for Moms was in the process of remodeling her son’s bedroom when she stumbled upon utility boards from Pottery Barn Kids. Laura loved the idea of adding a creative area to her son’s room… just not at Pottery Barn prices. Instead, she was able to make two boards for half the cost of one of their boards! Laura’s son is happy, and so is her wallet!

kids art boards

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Wood Chalkboard Tablets

DIY Chalkboard Tablets

Got some scrap wood and chalkboard paint left over in your garage? Jen from The House of Wood shares a fun little project at Shanty 2 Chic for putting those DIY staples to use! Jen created the cutest little chalkboard tablets that are great for making lists and entertaining the kiddos on car trips. Jen says she also hangs hers by the front door when the kiddos are napping so any visitors will knock instead of ringing the doorbell. Genius! I am just drooling over that aqua-colored chalkboard paint!

DIY Chalkboard Tablets

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American Flag Canvas

american flag canvas

With Memorial Day coming up and the Fourth of July close behind, it’s the perfect time to break out that patriotic décor. Jeanie from Create & Babble has just the project to get you going – a flag-inspired canvas that requires little time or money. Jeanie says, “It took about 20 minutes and cost $0! My kind of craft!” Mine too {wink}! Jeanie happened to have a canvas on hand, but you could definitely paint the star and stripes on burlap or another fabric to create a hanging flag.

american flag canvas

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White Painted Headboard

knock off West Elm headboard

Living in an older home with smaller rooms, Shannon from So Pretty is as Pretty Does has one place to put her bed, and that’s in front of the window. A search online turned up some great headboard options that would still allow light into the room, but they all came with hefty price tags. Instead of breaking the bank, Shannon started a full-on Craigslist search that landed her a headboard with the openness and detail she desired. A few coats of paint, and Shannon says she loves her one-of-a-kind piece even more than her inspiration!

knock off West Elm headboard

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Burlap Message Board

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

Ballard’s burlap message board has gotten a lot of knock-off love throughout the blogosphere. Considering all the renditions I have seen of the popular board, I can’t help but be a little surprised when I come across a new take on it. Mel from {Frantz} Featherings created a spot-on copycat by attaching corkboard to a canvas and then wrapping it with burlap. While Mel says the canvas is a pricier alternative to foam core, it really helped her achieve the look she was after.

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

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