Thursday, October 02, 2008

My Pottery Barn Knock-Off


Recently I saw a picture in one of the Pottery Barn catalogs that I absolutely loved - 3 bells that looked old, mounted inside black boxes. Being Pottery Barn, they were pricey.

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Then one day I ran across four really old bells at an estate sale for $1.00 each! I snapped them up!

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My husband built four wood boxes from scrap lumber that was rolling around in the garage, and I painted them black. I also spray painted some basic metal cup hooks (the shiny brass kind) and some silver chain - painted these in a dark brown color so they would look old.

Then I just hung the bells from the cup hooks using the chain. And for $4.00, plus a few cents for the cup hooks and a short length of chain, I have a Pottery Barn look-alike.




Shelia said...

Hi Sharon! Thank you for popping in to see me. I'm touched by your kind words and we're so thankful to God our home is okay! I'll be posting soon, so pop back in to see me.

I love what you've done with the little bells. Good for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

melissa said...

What a great idea! I love them~you totally scored! Thanks for stopping by~I will have to try the chocolate cream pie shake!!