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! I’ll let Jill take it away and explain her process:
I love the Pottery Barn number art and decided to make my own version. First, I ripped apart a pallet and nailed it back together without any gaps. Then, I painted it with craft paint, printed out a few sizes of numbers, and haphazardly transferred them to the wood. I didn’t have a rhyme or reason, just what was appealing to me. I had to reprint some numbers in smaller fonts to fit them properly to not have gaps where I didn’t want them. Once I was happy with the placement, I started transferring them with the plain old carbon paper found at Staples. I taped the number exactly where I wanted it, placed the carbon paper underneath, and traced away. Once I had all the numbers drawn on, I used a small brush to fill them in with raw umber craft paint. Craft paint dries quite quickly so it didn’t take long. Since I am a huge fan of the distressed look, I took a piece of folded sandpaper to the edges of each board and sanded away. Woolah! The pallet was free and the craft paint and sand paper I had on hand.
Jill was inspired by this number canvas from Pottery Barn.
Thanks, Jill, for sharing your steps with us!