It's been awhile since we featured a DIY look alike, and like many things in my life (read housework) it's important to strike while the iron is hot. So, if I'm feeling a little it, a DIY LAL post it is!
This cool wall art from Pottery Barn has been around for awhile which mean two things. First, it must be a pretty popular item, and two, there has been plenty of time for people to figure out how to make it themselves.
Retails for $399
It sure is prudy, but not $400 worth of purdy!
I've found several blogs with DIY walkthroughs. Google is a wonderful thing! Here are a couple of the best.
First up is this step-by-step pictorial from Thrify Decor Chick
She put her's together using scrap wood and paint that she already had on hand so this was a free DIY and the results, were pretty fantastic.
Head on over to Thrifty Decor Chick for all the details!
Here's another brave soul who took on this DIY knock off. Melissa at This Girl's Life Blog also serves up a great photo tutorial and this time all the materials were store bought especially for her project. The grand total? About 30 bucks!
Not bad. Not bad at all!! I especially like how you can use whatever colors you want when you make it yourself.
Before we wrap this us I had to include a link or two for those of us who may not be that keen on DIY. Thank goodness for Etsy! You can often order custom colors and sizes, and still get it at a fraction of the cost of the original.
Check out these Etsy options:
Alley Cat Design St Rustic Wood Wall Sculpture
Retails for $95, custom orders accepted
Attic Joys 1 Reclaimed Wood Wall Art
Retails for $39!
See! There are so many options out there, even for those who don't quite want to do it themselves. No reason to spend $400 on the original, that's for sure!