Turn a Jar into a Rope Lantern

pottery barn inspired summer lanterns

Lo of A Lo and Behold Life spruced up the mosquito repelling candles in her outdoor space this summer with PB-inspired lanterns. All it took was a trip to the hardware store for pickling jars, rope, a clamp, and drawer knobs, and Lo was on her way to having a bug-free and stylin’ porch! Lo […Read More]

Reclaimed Wood Planked Wall Art

Pauline of My Altered State is a girl after my own heart when it comes to hoarding every little wood scrap. She just can’t throw any of them away, and I sure don’t blame her! By themselves, the pieces may not look like much, but together… they can become a beautiful piece of artwork that […Read More]

Rustic Wood Storage Trunk

Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Wood Storage Bench

Larissa from Prodigal Pieces says she isn’t one to buy new-looking furniture. She likes her furniture to look like it has a story to tell! Larissa was smitten as soon as she saw a distressed storage trunk from Pottery Barn that was inspired by an antique store trunk. She worked alongside her husband to replicate […Read More]

Classic Stripe Outdoor Pillow

Pottery Barn Knock Off Classic Stripe Outdoor Pillow

Lo of A Lo and Behold Life shares my love for accessorizing with pillows. And with warmer weather, it’s twice the fun because we get pillows for both indoors AND out! If you’ve admired Pottery Barn’s classic stripe outdoor pillows, you may want to think again before paying $30 for one! Lo shares at She […Read More]

Wood Plank Filing Cabinet Makeover

Pottery Barn Inspired File Cabinet Makeover

Do you have an old metal filing cabinet that could use some love? Bre of Brepurposed shows how to give it a makeover – Pottery Barn style! Bre picked up this metal file cabinet for $10 at her favorite thrift store. It didn’t matter that the cabinet was covered with stickers because Bre had plans […Read More]

Build a Potting Table for Spring


Now that it’s spring I know many of you with a green thumb are chomping at the bit to get outside to the garden. Susan from Between Naps on the Porch has always wanted a potting table, and when she realized it could also double as a serving table for outdoor parties she was sold all over again. Susan got to work planning her build, and here’s the cool part – this is her very first woodworking project! She says she didn’t even know how to use a drill! If you are as impressed and inspired as I am, the good news is that Ana White drew up the plans so you can also build your own potting bench for spring!


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Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table

Susan from This Makes That had been on the hunt for the perfect coffee table for over a year. She knew she wanted something a little rustic with reclaimed wood but didn’t want it to be too country or industrial. Susan asked her husband if he could make a table, and he came through with […Read More]

Black Dresser with Graduated Distressing

Painted Furniture Pottery Barn inspired painted black dresser

Kathy of Petticoat Junction found this dresser for only $65 at her favorite junk shop. Of course, it didn’t boast that beautiful distressed black finish when Kathy found it! Kathy was inspired by Pottery Barn to try a graduated distressing technique that starts with heavy distressing on the bottom of the dresser and gradually lightens […Read More]