Pottery Barn Knock off Wall Art

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Pottery Barn is, by far, my favorite home store.  The new summer catalog arrived yesterday and they had some amazing wall art in it.  That led me to checking out some wall decor on the website.  While there, I noticed some prints that would be such an easy DIY project.

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The cost of these Pottery Barn prints is $159 for one, or $929 for 6.  Crazy-expensive.  I’m thinking these can be easily re-created with some fabric samples and frames. Calico Corners offers many of their fabric samples in larger sizes.  Average size samples are usually around 5.5″ squared.  The larger versions from Calico are 27″ X 18″.  I prefer the larger samples because its hard to get a good sense of how it will look in the room from the small size.  Its like trying to pick a paint color from the cardboard square samples, you really need the sample pot to put a larger swatch on the wall.  I took a quick shot to demonstrate the sizes side by side.

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The yellow fabric is Jo Jo Slub in corn yellow, and the blue Ikat is called Khandar, both from Calico.  The small swatch is from Onlinefabricstore.net and is called Jo Jo Aquarius.  I actually ordered the yellow sample just for framing.  I used it in my daughter’s room.  I will be sharing more pictures of this room soon.

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I put together a grouping of fabrics from Calico Corners that I thought would work well together to recreate the Pottery Barn gallery.

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The larger samples run between $7 – $11 dollars each.  Note that not every fabric is available in the larger size, but most are. The Pottery Barn frames measure 21″X 21″.  This is an unusual size, and may be why the cost is so high.  I found comparable sizes at Walmart that come with the mats.

The first is the Pinnacle Gallery Frame in black, it comes in a 20″ X 16″ size, cost $14.97 each.

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The next is the Mainstays poster frame in size 20″X24″.  The cost for this one is $16.97.

Untitled-2Recreating this Pottery Barn knock off yourself would probably run you around the same cost as 1 of the framed prints from Pottery Barn, or less depending on which frames you choose.

I also found these prints in this Etsy shop which have a similar look.  They come unframed and are 8 X 10’s.  Set of 6 is $55.

 

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Of course, you don’t have to stick with blue and white, you can use any colors that work with your home.  What do you think? Do you love this look?

 

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6 thoughts on “Pottery Barn Knock off Wall Art

  1. I love these! I gave up on my Pottery Barn catalog long ago because they are so expensive. I found some 16″ square frames on amazon that would look beautiful. I’ll bet you could also use wallpaper or scrap book samples. Thanks for posting! Cajun via Bloominginbedlam.com

  2. Oh my gosh! I love your color choices and thanks for sharing these great knockoff ideas. I can’t wait to get mine started. 🙂

    Nancy Regan

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