Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PB, BD, RH Knock-Off Party

Still time to enter the Make 5 Dinners in One Hour giveaway!

After last month’s knock-off party, I received an email from a reader who does not have a blog, but had a knock-off she wanted to show me.  I asked if I could feature it this month, and she agreed.  Prepare to be impressed!

Cindy recreated PB's Bucket and Branch Advent Calendar, which sells for $299.  (Really?)


And here’s Cindy’s knock-off.

Cindy’s cost breakdown:
#1. Sticks (from the backyard!) free
#2. Twine (from the garage!) free
#3. Little pots, 3 per pkg for the Dollar Store, originally white,I sprayed painted them Oil Rubbed Bronze $1x9 pkgs total $9.00
#4 1 can of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint, $5.45
#5 Can fillers: Candy Canes box of 60 $1.99, Greenery(picked apart) from Michaels, $1.99, Red Berries(picked apart)$1.99 from Michaels, wrapped boxes with lunch bags and red yarn to tie (already own) free!
That makes her total just over $20!  Wowza!

Seriously, can you even tell the difference between the two?  Not much!

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I’m eager to see what awesomeness the rest  of you have for me!

Party rules:
  • your knock-off entry must be made by you
  • it must inspired by Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, or Restoration Hardware
  • you must include a picture of the original item from the catalog so we can compare
  • it must be a specific comparable item, like my lamp shade, and not just a “this kind of has the PB look to it”
  • you must link back to me in your post, preferably using my button code, which you can get in my right side column
  • link to your specific party post, and not your general home page
  • please be polite and visit several other participants and leave a nice comment
If you need more details, see this post.  Though I hate to do it, any entry that does not follow the rules will be deleted.  List will be open until Thurs. Nov. 18 at 11:59 pm central.


Cara said...

So excited to have something to share! The timing for this party could not be more perfect since we just finished building my son's bed (a Pottery Barn Kids knockoff). Thanks so much for hosting this party. I love to see all the fun stuff people create on their own after being inspired by the catalogs.

stephaniegiese said...

Ugh! I am so bummed! I have been looking forward to this all week & I started my project, then earlier today I fell down the steps & broke my tail bone so now I'm couch-ridden for a few days & can't finish it. I'm excited to see everyone else's idea! I'll link up next time. :)

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

Oh my, those are the same little buckets I bought for my sister's baby shower favors. What a fabulous use for them!

Kristin said...

Wow, that's awesome! I've been wanting to make one of those too :) Love this party!!

Tam-A-Roo said...

after seeing the post last week, I went looking for those little pots from the Dollar store...I could only find one package :(

I love it!

...and now I'm off on a mission to scour all the dollar stores in the area...wish me luck!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Thanks for inviting me - what a fun idea for a party! :)

Kristin said...

Sorry, forgot the link in my post. I usually link to a whole slew of parties, and keep their buttons in a separate page in my blog to keep the posts from getting to cluttered. Hope that's ok.

Richella said...

Hi Holly! I don't have a thing to share today, but I'll enjoy visiting the people who do! Hope you're having a great week. :)