Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PB Inspired BB and Giveaway

Loved this when I saw it in Pottery Barn, knew I had to make my own version of it. Their price? $199.  (Wish I had that chandelier to stage mine in front of!)
Here is mine.  The frame is a little different, I used grapevine wrapped wire instead of dowels (although I am going to work on one with the dowels too).  I free-handed the postage marks, but you could print some off and put it behind the burlap and hold it up to a window to trace it.  I used the same curtain clips I used on my Christmas stockings.
Another view:
Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

PS--My bulletin board cost about $7--$1 for the bulletin board, $2 for the frame, $1.50 worth of burlap, $2 for curtain clips.

I am linking up here:

 
It's So Very Cheri
DIY Day @ ASPTL

39 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm stopping over form Homebody.
    Your BB looks awesome! I actually like the wire (and cliprings! So cool!) better than PB's dowel. Great job!

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  2. This was on my short list of knock-off possibilities. Love how yours turned out...I can't believe you free-handed the postage mark! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up :)

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  3. I like the wire better than the dowel rods! Love this!

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  4. Love this... fabulous job... liking your version much better and I certainly am liking your price much better. Great job.

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  5. Great job!! This was on my list until I decided to redo my ladder and make it into a bulletin board. I'm posting that tomorrow. I prefer yours to the PB one. Excellent!
    Julie
    www.juliejohnsonblog.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my goodness! I love this! You did an excellent job.

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  7. Great job!
    Your version is fabulous. I like the wire.
    ~Amy

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  8. Wow! I LOVE your version! The black frame of it looks fantastic! Beautiful job on the free-handed postage marks! The curtain clips are perfect too! Great job!

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  9. LOVE your bulletin board!.. Love the dark wood frame, and your free-hand work on the postage marks look great! I just did a quick post today, and gave a little shout out and a pic about your Cherry Kisses cookie recipe, so I imagine you'll get some visitors back on THAT post again! Great recipe! ~tina

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  10. I like this a lot. It's amazing, once you start crafting, you begin to see projects everywhere, huh??? Thank you Pottery Barn for inspiring people and giving me lots of fun tutes to follow!

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  11. I'm stopping by from A Soft Place to Land. 7 bucks??! I love your version...especially the curtain clips.

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  12. I love your version! The black really makes it look fantastic. So very creative!

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  13. Awesome! I have been eyeing that bulletin board too but not loving that $199 price. Your's is a-ma-zing!

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  14. I'm loving your version better than its PB sister.

    Way to go!!!!

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  15. Becky, your PB knock off is wonderful! I want to make one now. Thanks for the inspiration. I am now a follower. Marla @ SevenPalms.blogspot.com

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  16. PB should beware! Yours is much, MUCH nicer - and I really mean that. It inspires me to do something new and different with all the old windows we salvaged. Great job!

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  17. Love it! A little ingenuity saved you nearly $200. That's amazing!

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  18. I love yours much better and of course the price is so much better!! Good job!

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  19. Hi! I love the BB! It's awesome. Very crafty! =)

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  20. your creation is seriously stunning! just lovely!

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  21. Bravo! I like the wire better too.
    Kathy

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  22. It looks FABULOUS! I was too chicken to draw the postmarks but yours look great. I love the idea of the wire and the clip hooks, and the chunkier frame is great. Well done!

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  23. Great job! I have a very long list of projects but I just have so many other things going on I haven't had a chance to do anything. Very inspired by your PB knock off. I need to get busy.

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  24. I really like this idea. Great job on the free hand work too!

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  25. I LOVE it!! You did a knock out job!!

    The Grapevine wire adds a lot of interest to this piece! Good thinking!!

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  26. Just fabulous. I love your version, especially the black frame, so cool! Thanks for linking up!

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  27. brilliant and much more affordable!

    love all your creative ideas!

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  28. That is so stinkin awesome! I like yours better...no contest!

    Nancy

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  29. I love it! I have a few PB knock off ideas floating around in my head...now to get to it and tackle them!

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  30. You did GREAT. I would love to have you post this to my Its So Very Creative party on Mondays-My parties are open all week long so you can either post it this week or wait till Sunday night when I post it for next week.

    I have also started a Thursday Tute and would love to schedule you to do a tutorial some time.

    I signed up to follow you and yes you are correct the button is to the old site.

    Goggle messed up my blogger account so many times I just had to move even before I had everything done so I am working like crazy to get everything done.

    Cheri

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  31. I love it....your version is my fave!

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  32. Will you make me one? I LOVE this and was thinking of making one for my kitchen...now if only I could find just as good of a deal on a frame and bulletin board. Fabulous my dear...any girl who can whip out a can on PB is after my heart.

    Cheers~
    e

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  33. Hi, Becky! Just wanted to let you know that I was totally inspired by your project and made my own version. I hope you don't mind- I linked to your project in my post.

    http://bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-last-post-i-showed-you-my-new.html

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  34. I'm sorry, but $199? Are they nuts? Yours is much better in my opinion. I love how you distressed the frame black and used curtain hooks. Fabulous! Shame on them! And you go girl!!
    Kim

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  35. I like your frame better, and the curtain hooks, too!

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  36. You inspired me! http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2010/04/pottery-barn-cork-board-knock-off.html

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!