Affordable DIY Artwork Inspired by Pottery Barn ~ Rock Your Knockoff

Let's face it. Artwork can get expensive. But bare walls are just plain boring. So what's a design loving, DIY girl to do? Make your own, that's what. Today I'll show you how and it's so simple that you don't even need a paint brush or power tools. It's all part of our Rock Your Knockoff Tour that some of my favorite blog friends and I are participating in.



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I always look forward to getting the Pottery Barn catalog in the mail. They have a great style that's comfortable and classy at the same time. Several things in our house have come from there, but I usually wait until what I want is on sale. For this Rock Your Knockoff Tour, I scoured the catalog and fell in love with their blue ikat set of artwork. But I didn't fall in love with the price. So it's the inspiration for my project.

Pottery Barn inspired artwork for a fraction of the price. Looks like designer artwork! Postcards from the Ridge.

For the Knockoff Tour, we find something we love and make our own version of it. Be sure to visit all the other projects at the bottom of the post after you finish here. There's lots of inspiration today!



So here's my project:

Here's a set of artwork inspired by Pottery Barn but for a fraction of the price. Easy to DIY. Postcards from the Ridge.

It cost me a few hours and around $60 for all 6 prints.



Their version. The frames are square and larger, and the prints are different. And the cost for all 6 is $949. I like them, but not that much. So I decided to make my own as part of our Knockoff Tour. You can see their version here.


Supplies needed:
  • Wallpaper, scrapbook paper, or thicker wrapping paper. You could also use fabric. (I ordered my wallpaper samples through one of my sales reps.)
  • Scissors
  • Frames. I found mine on sale for less than $10 per frame
  • Picture hooks or nails
  • Pen or pencil
  • Plain paper
  • Hammer
  • Blue tape (or some type that wont' be too sticky)
  • level
  • screwdriver to remove the back of the frame

How to make your artwork:


1. Gather your supplies. I wanted 6 prints so I used 6 different wallpaper samples.



2. Remove the back of your frame(s) and take out the glass.



3. Place the glass from the frame over the part of the print you want centered and then trace the outline of the glass. Next, cut it out and insert into your frame. Repeat for all the prints you're framing.



4. Once you're finished framing the prints, lay them out on the floor to decide how you want to hang them.



5. The most difficult part is getting them straight on the wall. For this layout, cut out paper pieces (after tracing the frame) for each of the prints and place them on the wall where the prints will be hung. Make sure they're level and spaced the way you want them, then tape them to the wall with removable tape.



6. Next, determine where your picture hooks or nails need to be placed and hammer them into the wall. Then remove the paper and tape.


Here's a set of artwork inspired by Pottery Barn but for a fraction of the price. Easy to DIY. Postcards from the Ridge.


7. Hang up the prints, then step back and admire your affordable artwork! One of the nice things about this artwork is that when you get tired of looking at it, you won't feel one bit guilty for changing it out to something different.


Easy DIY Designer Artwork inspired by Pottery Barn.

Since I was trying to recreate the look in the catalog, I even styled it somewhat like they did with the blue books. 


Love this old camera and the DIY Designer Artwork inspired by Pottery Barn. Postcards from the Ridge.

I had to add my favorite old camera to the space. 



What do you think? Are you ready to create your own artwork now from wallpaper or wrapping paper? There are so many beautiful designs that would look perfect as framed art. Let me know if you make some for your home.


Sources:
  • For similar scrapbook paper to create your artwork, go here.
  • For wrapping paper that looks very similar to this, go here.
  • There is a great price on a set of frames here.



Want to see 28 more ways to DIY artwork on a tight budget? Go here for some amazing tutorials.


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XOXOX,


Angie


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22 comments

  1. I too hate the high price but love the look. Another idea instead of wallpaper are fabric memos. The memos are a good size sample and can give you more of a textured look. Great inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks, Marisa. Fabric would definitely make great artwork. There are so many great options. Thanks for dropping by! ~ Angie

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  2. I LOVE this!!! Love love love.. and how smart to use wall paper samples. The finished look is very high end! XO

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    1. Aw, thanks Christy! I'm really happy with the way they turned out! High end look on a super low budget. Just my style. :)

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  3. You did a great job. It looks wonderful. I love it when you can come up with something just as cute for a down to earth price.

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    1. Thanks, Sandy! I love creating something for less too. It's like beating the system, or something crazy like that. Thanks for dropping by! ~ Angie

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  4. Love your knock off version, especially the price! The blue's you chose are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I'm really loving blues these days! And the price is just right!

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  5. Your interpretation is so beautiful, can't go wrong with the blues!
    ~Tami

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    1. Thanks, Tami! I'm really loving blues lately. Theyr'e so refreshing. :)

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  6. Your knock off looks great! I love projects like these because they are so easy to do and they look as good, if not better than the original! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I had fun making these and am really happy with the way they turned out. "Inspired by" projects are always fun!

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  7. Oh my gosh, aren't you smart!!! Wallpaper samples. I absolutely LOVE this project. You did a great job and wow what a crazy savings!
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! It's so much fun creating something like this and saving lots of money in the process! A win, win in my book.

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  8. These are absolutely beautiful! They totally look like something you would find in a high-end store. Love!

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    1. Thanks so much Mary Beth! I love the fact that they look high end!

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  9. Oh Angie, I like your version much better. I love all the details down to your accessories. Amazing what a little creativity can do.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Meegan! Styling is the most fun but also the most challengiing part!

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  10. perfect! it fills the space so well.
    enjoy,
    b

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  11. Wall paper samples! Awesome! The wall looks beautiful!

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