One of my favorite things to do…and luckily my readers agree… is to knock-off styles I’ve found from high-end retailers. Today I’m going to show you how I made a Pottery Barn dupe vase out of a thrift store find!
How to make a Pottery Barn dupe vase (out of a thrift store find!!)
Do you like going thrift shopping? I’ve found some great finds at my local thrift stores over the years. Sometimes there are a few gems hidden in there!!
I had a great haul last year and left with a cart full of goodies. One of the things was a kinda ugly planter..it was only a couple of bucks and I figured I could always use another pot.
Fast forward a year and it’s been collecting dust in my basement…
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After taking a closer look at the planter I realized 1.) it had a great shape and 2.) I could totally cut off the ugly-rattan-whatever that was wrapped around the pot!
The pot is really heavy and well made…it just needed a little love!!
Painting the Planter
After I cut off the rattan there were markings left behind. I liked the bronze color of the vase but wanted to cover up the weird light pattern.
Using dark brown chalk paint, I coated the entire pot. Then I took a paper towel and lightly wiped off most of it.
I did that technique twice. Painted, waited a couple of minutes, then wiped off the excess. This worked to cover the bricklike pattern of the vessel.
For the next step of this project, I added antique copper acrylic paint to the vase.
The way I did this was by first pouring a small amount of the copper paint onto a paper towel, dipping the top of a straight-edged chip brush into the paint, and tapping most of the paint off before sweeping my paintbrush over the vase.
This technique is called dry brushing and will let the different tones of the vase show through.
It’s my favorite method for building detail and it gives my thrift store planter a high-end look.
Next, it was time to make a floral arrangement!
Making a Fall Floral Arrangement
I wanted to make a neutral-colored floral arrangement for my dupe vase.
This arrangement uses 3 different florals: cream eucalyptus, brown filler flowers, and dried seed pods.
If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, GO!! They have bunches of dried seed pods for $2.99 a bunch!! Seriously, they are 3 times as much at the craft stores!!
For this arrangement, I used 2 stems of the eucalyptus, 2 stems of the small brown flowers, and a package of each of the 2 pods.
The floral stems are from Michael’s but I can’t find them on the site so perhaps they are sold out. I found a few stems that I’ll link below.
for a similar look
Fall Entryway Table
Next to my entryway table, I have a copper French bucket (Michael’s) with cream maple leaves (Michael’s).
To finish styling my entryway table, I added a couple of vintage books tied together with a length of jute twine. On top I added a pine cone pumpkin and hammered metal candle. Also, one of my fav photos of my youngest son and myself.
On the bottom shelf, I added a pretty fantasy pumpkin from Trader Joe’s ($6.99!) and a couple of vintage baskets.
I’ll have the Fall garden wreath on my front door up on the blog tomorrow….
You can see the complete project on my YouTube channel!
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