Giant Abacus — Courtesy of Fishing Floats!

diy giant abacus inspired by pottery barn

KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms had been dreaming of making her own Pottery Barn-inspired giant abacus for years. She had almost the whole project planned out, except for the counting beads, which is a pretty important component of the abacus. Then inspiration finally hit while she was visiting friends who were commercial fishermen – fishing floats! [...Read More]

Painted and Distressed Decorative Oar

DIY-Weathered-Painted-Oar

Kim from Made in a Day was shopping at a thrift store when she saw a sad little oar coat rack that had seen better days. She says she knew it could be more and took it home with her for a Pottery Barn inspired makeover. All it took was some painting and stenciling for [...Read More]

Cheap Laminate Cubbies to High End Media Cabinet

ikea hack pottery barn inspired apothecary cabinet

I get a serious thrill out of taking something old, boring, broken, you name it… and turning it into something fabulous. Corey of Sawdust 2 Stitches and contributor on Remodelaholic totally blew my mind by transforming an inexpensive cubby shelf from IKEA into a Pottery Barn inspired apothecary cabinet. It almost sounds unbelievable, but Corey [...Read More]

Octagon-Shaped Dining Room Table

diy octagon dining table

What do you do when you want a round dining table and your spouse wants a square? Meet in the middle and build an octagon-shaped table! That’s exactly how the story went for Diana from Down Oxford Street and her husband. After a little compromise, they decided to build this gorgeous table following plans from [...Read More]

Easy Rustic Rope Serving Tray

diy rustic rope serving trays

Nikki of Tikkido wanted rustic rope serving trays like some from Pottery Barn for a couple nautical parties this summer. However, she didn’t particularly want to pay the $69 price tag. Each. Instead, Nikki made her own for $2 each using only three materials – foam core, rope, and a hot glue gun. She says, [...Read More]

Black and White Wide Stripe Pillows

black and white stripe pillows

Meegan of What Meegan Makes used her DIY savvy to help her daughter get the exact pillow she wanted for her living room – without the hefty price tag. She had her heart set on bold black and white wide stripe pillows like those from Pottery Barn, and Meegan was able to find an almost [...Read More]

Farmhouse Style Console Table

pb inspired farm console table

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust wanted to build a long skinny table to connect two rooms in her upstairs hallway. However, once Kristen actually built the table, she was so in love with it that it never made it upstairs! Kristen drew inspiration from Ana White and her own experience to build this farmhouse style [...Read More]

DIY Chalkboard Frame

diy chalkboard frame

Ashley from My Craftily Ever After shares at The Cards We Drew how she created an adorable chalkboard frame to showcase her little cutie pies. The project came together incredibly easily, especially since Ashley used what she already had and simply cut some leftover boards to size. Like Ashley, I love how the chalkboard  finish [...Read More]