Remember the Friends episode with the apothecary table? Phoebe didn't like it because it was mass produced at Pottery Barn.
What about you? How do you feel about Pottery Barn?
I love it for inspiration. They seem to put together a great eclectic mix of items--casual and comfortable, never too serious or fussy. BUT,,,yes, the big but, their prices are a bit steep for this girl.
Never fret though, I find that as a great challenge. I love finding items I can replicate or "knock-off" as we say in the blogging business. I hope to do more knock-off projects this year.
My first was this collection of colorful wooden bowls.
I knew when I spied these from PB that I could easily recreate my own version.
Wooden bowls are thrift store staples I always look for on half price days.
I used the same paint technique that I usually use--slapping on paint all willy nilly. For these I used chalk paint, acrylic paint, and latex paint. Find my paint tutorial HERE. A little sanding and dark Annie Sloan wax and I was able to get the look for $7 total. The Pottery Barn price? $79 for EACH bowl. Each bowl!!
I hung the bowls up above my kitchen French doors using Command adhesive strips.
They add a nice punch of color. Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors!