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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pottery Barn Knock-off - Monogram Sign

What's that?  Why, yes, yes I did save myself $78 on this purty little thang.

Here's the PB version for $79.















  


Here is mine for $1.

















A few weeks ago, I got this wooden board @ Goodwill for $1.  Everything else I used, I already had.

















First, I painted the board.  Next I used this method, from Lemon Tree Creations to transfer the letter image.  Since I was transferring to a darker paint, I used a white pencil.  The transfer was a little faint so I traced over it with a white paint pen.  I'll be honest, after that part, the project turned into a pain in the tukus.  I DO NOT have a steady hand and so I had some trouble staying in the lines when I was trying to paint  the H.  Can someone send me back to K-5??  Also, painting white over black requires too many coats!  I'm still happy with the way it turned out and I'm even more happy that I didn't spend almost $80 for something like this.  I've got this sitting in a plate holder for now, but I'm planning to attach a black and white polka-dot ribbon to it and then I'll hang it in my daughter's room (once we do that makeover).

Linking to:
Whatever Goes Wednesday @  Someday Crafts
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Craft Therapy @ Life in the Pitts
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple 
Show Off Your stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest  
Plant a Punkin Seed party @ Punkin Seed Productions
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Talented Tuesday @ My Frugal Family
The CSI Project - Typography Project Link Party 

Featured at:
Decor Mamma 

24 crafty peeps said:

  1. Your letter is perfect- Very nice job.
    Lovely blog and nice to meet you!

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  2. Go knock-offs!!! PB is just too expensive. I don't know how anyone can afford to shop there. Your knock-off looks great! No need to go back to k-5!!!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and the nice comment on my table makeover!
    Veggie pasta is VERY simple - cooked pasta, a can of Veg-All (drained), mayo, salt/pepper. Mix together. I love it because it's not too much 'stuff'. Easy and light tasting. You could add anything you wanted into it.

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  4. Great job - and what a savings!!! Love the picture of your dog! Come plant your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party on Fridays!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  5. This is so pretty! I love projects where you save tons of money like this. But I hear you about the millions of coats of white paint. That can be such a headache.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  6. Great job! I like yours better than PB!! :)

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  7. IT looks great, I dont think you have to go back to school at all. Fab!

    Have a good day!

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  8. Love it! I am a ne craft blogger myself. creationsbyladeeda.blogspot.com. You have great ideas! follow me too. I am having a giveaway!

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  9. Very striking, you did a great job!
    Tracey

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  10. Super Cute!! I have a few pieces of wood that would love to get painted, I am so trying this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This turned out great! Do they really want $79.00 for that? I don't have a steady hand either, and I think you did a great job on it.

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  12. I featured your monogram sign! Come on over and grab a button! http://thesimpler-life.blogspot.com

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  13. That's Very cute! I absolutely love it. I may have to do this project. You've inspired me.

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  14. I think it looks great even with your sweat dripping off it! lol

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  15. Very cute! I'll have to add this to my "to make" list for sure!

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  16. Every time I come to your site, I just crack up at that picture of your dog-poor doggy! =0)

    Thanks for planting your creative seed - come back and plant again on Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  17. Helpful hint - to transfer the pattern graphite paper (you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michael's) works so well. You just place it (white or black) under your pattern and trace it - pick up your pattern and there is your design perfectly transferred. It does not smudge or smear.

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  18. Anon, thanks so much for the tip! I just happened to be at HL when your e-mail came in and I got some black and some white paper. Can't wait to try it out.

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