Pottery Barn Inspiration

Not just PB inspiration, but the inspiration of Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick and The Nester gave me the get up and go I needed this week. (See my links) I did just what Sarah suggested and dashed to the Dollar Store to pick up cannisters and candle holders.I made sure to grab a few of the flared cannisters along with a few shorter ones. Picked up some Gorilla Glue at Tarjay. Gathered some other candle holders I had purchased last Christmas at Ikea and went to work. The hardest decision was what to put in the lovely cannisters. I know I will change them like a zillion times before I will be happy.

So, here are a few images from PB that I used for inspiration:

Here are the items I used to create the cannisters:

…and now my finished projects:

The lid I found a few months ago at Goodwill for 25 cents. Had no idea what I would use it for, but I just knew it would come in handy one day!

The jar was another GW find at $2.50. Oh, and the rocks also came from the DS. Lemons from Tarjay.:)

I wish I had taken the picture so that you could get a better look at the large apothecary jar in the back. I splurged and spent $12.00 on that lovely jar!

My day didn’t end with the cannisters. I also had scored a brassy lamp from GW. Painted the lamp a satin nickel and crowned it with a Walmart lamp shade. Now I can live with it.:O)

So thankful to all that blog and share their ideas. Ya’ll inspire me and I love that you allow me to pilfer your ideas!!

Participating in Metamorphosis Monday

Black Kats Design
Hope your day is a cool one. Horribly hot & humid here in NC.


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25 Responses to Pottery Barn Inspiration

  1. Lisa says:

    Awesome! I love all of the different things you have done with the idea.

  2. Heather says:

    That looks really good. I love when you can make something that would have cost a ton.

  3. Lacey says:

    Awesome Job! Love how you glued the glass candlestick to the bottom of that glass container! I’m going to have to dig up some of these things and make some of those! Thanks for the idea!

  4. sherry says:

    You did a great job and I love all the different ways you have shown to use it. Thanks for sharing, ~~Sherry~~

  5. Artie says:

    Thanks so much for participating in Vignette Fridays! Love the vignettes, and the projects. I am gonna have to remember this come Christmas. I think they’d make great gifts!

  6. Linderhof says:

    What great things — you’d never know that they were not PB!!!

    Good job!

  7. Jan LaFollette says:

    ……can’t chat long……I’m off to the dollar store…..I’ve wanted an excuse to buy one of their large glass vases……thanks, you just given me one!

  8. cheri says:

    I love your candle holders with the silver bottoms, those are very unique. Your lamp looks great too, the sphere shape of the lamp with the rectangular shape of the shade is great.

    Thanks for linking up


  9. cheri says:

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  10. cheri says:

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  11. Leticia says:

    Wow! You found some terrific buys!
    And, made them look beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Suzanne says:

    They all look very high end~great knock offs!

  13. I love how they turned out! Great job!

  14. I’ve made quite a few of these BUT NEVER thought of putting a photograph inside…very clever!!

  15. I love these! I like the arrangment with the picture in it. I just adore old photos. Great job and super cute!

  16. Pearl Maple says:

    Well done, PB does provide lovely inspiration but takes a creative eye to see the possiblities.

  17. Great transformations! The lamp looks spectacular!

  18. You did a wonderful job. I like that you used silver for one of your containers. The lamp looks much more expensive than what you paid.

  19. Eat your heart out Pottery Barn! My fave is the one with the leaves. I’m definitely dreaming of fall. I even wrote September on a letter today…Whoops! =) I’ve been wanting to do one with corks too!


  20. Great job! And for a dollar each!?! GO YOU!!! 🙂

  21. Bonnie says:

    Stopping by from Met Monday!! Looks great! Even better and cheaper than the real thing!

  22. Kara says:

    Nicely done! I did something very similar…check it out on my blog! The title is Dollar Store Apothecary!

    Happy Day!


  23. Robin says:

    This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
    http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9 and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

  24. Roeshel says:

    Great job! So pretty! And – my nephew broke the lid to one of mine so I’ll have to check out GW. 🙂

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