Monday, August 29, 2011

It's about time for a knock off

Don't you think? It's been awhile. I think my last knock off was my Anthro inspired bow purse? Any who, I first would like to say Happy Birthday to myself! Yay! I turned 29 yesterday. It's officially my last year in my twenties. I had an awesome day, in case you were wondering :)

On to the knock off, I went to Pottery Barn the other day with a friend and saw these:

 At which point I was like "hey I could totally re-make this" and my friend was like "yeah easy peasy". Then  I saw these oversized hangers online PB and I was like "hey I could totally re-make these too!"
And that my friends is how an idea is born or borrowed because it really was Pottery Barns idea first, to be fair in all.

So I took some frames I had sitting in a closet and got myself a yard of burlap (really didn't need that much, but burlap never goes to waste in this house). Then I whipped out some mod podge and my handy scissors.

Luckily this frame had a mat already in it, so I used it as a template to cut out the burlap:

 I then applied mod podge and layed burlap on top:
 I trimmed the edges with scissors and cut out the center piece with a razor. I also applied mod podge to the edges to hold it down better.
 There you have it:
 Now for hanging it, I found this lovely at Hobby Lobby 50% off for 2.99 a piece!
 I first drilled a screw in the wall that was the same diameter as the pull. Then I just twisted in the pull by hand in that same hole I drilled. I attached the ribbon to the two brackets on the back that were meant to hang the picture.

What an easy knock off! I saved some money too! Those burlap matted frames in an 5x7 are $34.00 a piece and the hangers are $24.00 a piece. I love my version just as much. Thank you once again Pottery Barn for your wonderful inspiration. You know I love you :)


ps don't mind the empty frames underneath my knock offs. I haven't decided what to put in those yet

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Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

You did a great job! I love it!


Leslie Limon said...

Those frames are SO nice!!! And they look so easy to put together. I may just have to borrow this idea! :)

Stopping by from Tip Me Tuesday! :)

Megan said...

Happy Birthday! I love your knock off, those hanger are too cute!

Krysta said...

Awesome! I need to make a trip to Pottery Barn too for some inspiration.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Beautifully done! Happy Birthday!

Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign said...

Awesome job and I love where you hung them...your entry is beautiful.

tomiannie said...

These are beautiful! I like yours better than the PB version. :)