Best of Knock Off Decor #1: White Storage Sofa Table


It has been almost five years since I published the first post here on Knock Off Decor. In honor of this special benchmark, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most popular projects and give them another chance in the spotlight. This first DIY takes the cake by a […Read More]

Scrap Trim Mantel

Scrap Wood Mantel

If you love the idea of creating beautiful mantelscapes but have no mantel to call your own, Jeanette from Country Design Style offers a great solution with her faux mantel. Jeanette loves creating items with scrap trim and was thrilled to step up her game with this mantel for her master bedroom. Amazingly, you do not have […Read More]

How to Make Wooden Adirondack Chairs

LL Bean Inspired DIY Adirondack Chairs

While the weather is definitely cooling off, you can’t deny the charm of sitting outdoors on a crisp fall evening with a hot cup or cider or cocoa in your hands. Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea recently built her own set of Adirondack chairs that would perfect for such an evening! The feature extra wide […Read More]

Display Art and Photos Creatively on a Floor Easel


Gina from Lady Goats needed to fill a rather large corner in her living room, so she built a display easel to hold pictures and art that she had laying around. Gina reassures that this project was extremely simple to build, and it came in at just over 6% of retail cost. You can’t beat that! I really love this creative take on photo display!

photo display easel

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Best of PB #10: Cubby Storage Organizer (and Christmas Advent)

diy cubby organizer

Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this cubby system inspired by a hotel front desk organizer that is perfect for storage and display. The original inspiration came from a cubby organizer from Pottery Barn, but Michelle put her own spin on the design. This is so cute for the holidays. I love how Michelle used the cubbies as an advent this past Christmas!

diy cubby organizer

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Best of PB #3: Platform Storage Bed for a College Dorm Room

pb inspired storage bed

Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary loved the look and functionality of a Pottery Barn storage bed for her daughter’s college room but needed a cheaper alternative. Surprisingly, college tuition doesn’t really leave an extra $1000 sitting in the bank for a bed! Becky created a fabulous $100 version with some beadboard, molding, and plywood that fit their needs (and budget) to perfection!

pb inspired storage bed

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Queen Storage Bed


Ever since Shannon from Bohemian Junktion’s son left for college, bed in tow, his room has sat empty. When it came time for spring break and her son’s arrival home, Shannon knew he would obviously need a place to sleep and came up with a plan that involved moving her high school daughter’s bed into her son’s room and building a cottage-y storage bed for her daughter. The really impressive part is that her teenage daughter is the one who actually built the bed using plans from Ana White. You go girl!

pottery barn knock off stratton bed

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Personalized Step Stool


With two young children, I can attest to the fact that a stool is a necessity in the bathroom and can also be helpful if you’ve a little chef in the kitchen. While plastic stools get the job done, they just aren’t nearly as pleasing to the eye as a personalized wood stool like this one from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime followed plans from Ana White to build her stool for next to nothing using scraps she had on hand. The hand painted personalization is just the icing on the cake!

personalized pbk inspired step stool

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