Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Knock-Off Party!

Welcome to the Knock-Off Party!  I am thrilled to have a guest poster today.  Angie from The Country Chic Cottage cranks out knock-offs and other crafty goodness at an incredible rate.  She is one of the judges at One Month to Win It and has a Etsy shop of vintage and handmade items.  Be sure to visit her blog after you’ve linked up your project at the bottom of this post.


Hello all!!  This is Angie with The Country Chic Cottage!  I am so happy to be here for Holly's Knock Off Party!  I looove a good knock off and always wait for Holly's parties!  :)  Today I did a little Pottery Barn Knock Off...with a farmhouse twist...
Here is the Pottery Barn very beachy...and $249 to boot!
I wanted more of a farmhouse look instead so I took some items I already had.  An old coke crate without a bottom and a couple of barnwood signs I made last year. 
I took a saw and cut off the front and back of the coke crate.  I found some more barnwood pieces laying about and started laying out my plan on the deck...
I then took some Deco Art craft paints after those barnwood boards...
I use a dry brush paint technique on wood like this to give it a worn appearance without using sandpaper.  Just dab a small amount of paint on your brush and then dab most of it off.  Go back and forth on your wood in long, rapid strokes over a large area to make the paint stretch as far as possible.
I did one board in white, one in gray, and the third in a pale blue.  You cannot buy rustic goodness like this in a store...
I then took another scrap board and nailed each of my signs to it.  I nailed from the back so the nail heads were not visible on the front.
Then I just leaned mine against the house on the front porch.  This one was 100% made by me!  No hubby help with the tools!  If I can do it, you can do it!  And the grand total for my version...$0...FREE!!
I really love the rustic, farmhouse feel...
Seriously this was super easy!  You can make your beach themed if you wish.  Or come up with another theme for your rustic sign!  Maybe a garden theme with words like grow, garden, spring, etc.
The beauty of these is the more weathered they get....the better they will look!  Now that is my kind of outdoor decor!
Maybe you can tell by the milk can with my house number, I am a farmhouse kinda girl!  Y'all stop by The Country Chic Cottage for even more farmhouse decor and fun!
You are welcome anytime!  And you will be greeted at the door by this rustic, farmhouse knock-off!
Stop by my blog for even more knock offs I have done over the past year and a half!  Better yet..follow me cause I am sure there are more to come! 
Thank Holly for inviting me!!  I had a blast! 

Your turn!

Linky rules (for full details see this post):

  • 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

I’m going to leave this open until Sunday night, but will do a highlight post on Friday.


Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Great party! I entered my west elm inspired euro shams.

I am also hosting a knock off contest and the deadline for entries is tomorrow so stop by and entered one of your knock offs!

bj said...

ok, are gonna just HAVE to have another party like this...I didn't know about it and I have several knock-off PB things to link. Darn sorry I didn't know about the party.
xo bj

Valeria said...

Really nice projects this time! Love the guest poster's project, I think I am going to try it for my beach house! Also the DT mirrors, very cute.
I was hoping to enter this one, but I just didn't get as much time as I hoped to work on projects this past month. Maybe next time! I have a whole closet full of thrift store goodies waiting for a makeover!

Valeria said...

Also love those euro shams, I think I going to make some throw pillows in this fashion for the sofa.

Amanda said...

Thanks for hosting a great liny! Lots of inspiration already!

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said...

I don't have anything to contribute, just wanted you to know I'm still reading! Lots of great ideas here...

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I really like that knock-off PB wood sign. I want some Coke signs sooooo badly but I've never come across one. Grrr. Still, I shall keep my eyes peeled!