Friday, October 7, 2011

Pottery Barn Knock-Off

A while back I went to a church barn sale & got lots of goodies. I purchased two chandeliers for a total of $3.00. My husband thought I was crazy buying them in all of their brassy gloriousness but I told him that I had a plan......
For now I will just show you this one that is pictured above. As soon as I saw it I knew that I could make my own version of Pottery Barn's fancy-schmancy "Gothic Lantern". Or I could just buy one for $269.00.........Ahhh no, I think not. What's the fun in that? Besides I'm too cheap....
Here is my end result.....just a little spray paint & some old sheet music (to add some character) & viola!! I did manage to spray paint my hand black (don't ask) but it was a pretty easy project to do.
The hardest part was putting it back together. I mean do the screws have to be that teeny tiny??!!.....seriously,do they?!

Oh & now my hubby is calling me Ms. Fancy Pants since I showed him the wonders of paint :)

29 comments:

  1. What a fabulous find! Love how you used the sheet music too!

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  2. Very nice. I love seeing knockoffs. I've been looking in my local thrift stores hoping to find a light like this I can re-do.

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  3. I love your transformation. Looks fantastic

    Ruth

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  4. Excellent! Amazing what a little spray paint will do!

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  5. Great job, I love the sheet music touch! I'm a first time visitor, from Funky Junk's SNL Party. Stop over and visit my blog!

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  6. Love it! I've seen these at garage sales and haven't been brave enough to pick one up. After seeing yours, I have to give it a try!

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  7. what a great inspiration piece you made..
    thanks for this wonderful idea. I'd love to find 2 to use as laterns.

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  8. Love it, love Pottery Barn too--just have to know when to buy at PB or when to create it yourself. Good job. Enjoyed it.

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  9. I like yours even better than your inspiration piece.. good for you! That was some transformation!

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  10. That turned out incredible! Now, I want to find myself a brassy ugly one to transform!

    I'd love to have you link up to Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Blessings,
    Angie
    http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com

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  11. I love knock off tutorials! Love them! Would you share this at my Motivational Monday link party?

    http://threemangoseeds.blogspot.com/2011/10/link-up-motivational-monday-link-party.html

    Thanks! xoxo

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  12. Fantastic! You have inspired me to paint my front porch lantern.

    I am your newest follower. Please follow me back at http://akmdesignsandelights.blogspot.com

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  13. Great job on the lantern! I'm wanting a fixture like that for my entry. You've inspired me to shop in some different kinds of places. Glad I found you! Come on over to my blog some time.

    Sharon

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  14. ahhhhhh that's just awesome!!! I know I already invited you to share the Ikea Blue Boy, but then I saw this and was also in love! You're so creative! PLEASE DO SHARE at Trash to Treasure Tuesday!! :) http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-1.html

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  15. This turned out great ... Love the sheet music!

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  16. This is great! Love how it turned out. I need to start keeping an open mind when I'm at the thrift store. It's amazing what a little spray paint can do! I made a painted leaf and acorn wreath, if you want to check it out. :) Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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  17. Love it! I've been searching high and low for one of these to redo and can't find one! Funny how you see a million when you aren't looking for something. Yours looks amazing!

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  18. Ha! Too funny! I could have written this post, only I spent $5 and didn't use music sheet paper.
    So, I obviously love your thriftiness and creativity ;)
    And we have much better things to do with $269.00, don't we?
    HUGS,
    Leslie

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing this on my "Meet Me Monday" linky party! This is awesome! You are a girl after my own heart! I love meeting you and am so glad my readers can meet you too! Stop by again for next weeks party! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  20. You did a great job and your is just as lovely (if not lovelier!) than the 'original'. Enjoy your lovely chandelier! God bless x

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  21. I found the same chandelier for a whopping $5 months ago, it's just waiting its renewal. Thanks for the inspiration to get it started. Found you on DebbieDoos newbie party and your newest follower. Would love for you to check out Curb Alert! and follow back!
    ~Tami

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  22. It's amazing what a little black paint can do! I also like to cover the plastic sleeves on the lights, but I only do that on stand alone candle stick lights. I haven't tried it on a regular light! I need to...

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  23. These turned out beautifully!!!! My FIL has some honking big street lamp thingies laid out in his yard and if they weren't so dang big- I'd try to do this...SO SO pretty!!!

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  24. My husband had the same reaction when I redid a light fixture. I love spray paint!
    Here's mine: http://akawest.blogspot.com/2011/10/little-orb-will-do-ya.html

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  25. Your lamp came out great! I really like the sheet music around the candle things. New follower from Meet Me Monday.
    Audrey

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  26. This is totally awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come link this up at the Thursday Crazy Cute link party today!

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  27. That is amazing! It looks great! I'm your newest follower, I found your blog from the crazy cute blog party. I'd love you to stop by my new blog loveofhomes.blogspot.com & follow along too!
    Thanks,
    Sally

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