Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project #6 Pottery Barn Decorative Ledge Copy

I love the copy cat challenges that Debbie has at her blog, Debbiedoos...  I have always been satisfied finding an alternative, more reasonable way to get the same look in home decor as those big expensive name brand catalogues.
Little by little I have been working on one of the bedrooms around my house and wanted a mantle in the guest room, but really don't have the space... or the mantle, so for my  copy cat challenge I chose as inspiration this Pottery Barn decorative shelf that costs a wopping $399.00.. Which was only about  $349.00 more than I was willing to spend!!

Pottery Barn Shelf $399.00

My version. Total cost 32.00
I wanted a wee bitty valentine slant so used some rose buds instead of votives
and a cupid votive holder.

Sorry these pics have shadows, the light is so poor in this room, 
and it just snowed so the skies are dark grey. 
It doesn't help that I am just learning this camera!

But I got this look with all stuff that I already had around the house, 
except for the chippy corbels, that I found at 
Home Goods for 15.99 each, fell in love with.. and drug home before I even knew what I would do with them!!

Isn't it fun and fulfilling to shop around your house and put things together?
That's why I love Debbies challenges, inspiration to create that mantle I wanted!

The simple floating shelf used to be in my office.
The vintage bottles I've had forever, hubby dug them up from the streets in Philly
The picture is one of my photos on canvas. ( coming soon in my etsy shop)
The carved wood decoration above used to be over my dining room door. I added that for interest, although it wasn't in the Pottery Barn version.

Have a great week, check out the fun party!

Good Life Wednesdays @ A Beach Cottage
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp 


  1. Love your version of PB's shelf! Your additions look great!

  2. That looks beautiful! I love that you did it on a small budget and really thought outside the box. The corbels are a nice added touch. Pretty displays too. Thanks for joining in on the fun. I LOVE this partay!

  3. That turned out wonderful! I love the touch of the roses....

  4. I love it! Debbie's challenges give me the confidence to try putting things together on my own. Why spend the Pottery Barn price right? (I can't type any thing else, my mind is wandering to those photos of the beautiful ocean water.....


  5. OOO, totally in love with this. You did an excellent job.
    xoxo bj

  6. I love PB, I was at there store a couple weeks ago and loved everything in it but to darn expensive!
    I love what you did with the mantel and did with things from around your home!

  7. It looks great Eileen! I tagged you and your lovely blog today in my '10 questions' post so make sure you check it out! :) xo Kirsty

  8. I just love your version! Great job! It is so great to be able to create a beautiful look like that on a budget. Have a great week!

  9. It's very pretty. Your accessories make it fabulous. I love vintage bottles. I've had fun with a few bottles myself. I really enjoy the challenge of making my own version of something I cannot afford too. Have a great week!

  10. Love it! It's gorgeous! Great copy!

  11. I really love your version... it looks great!!

  12. You did a fabulous job! I like yours much better!

    Well done!!!

  13. Love your version! Found you today at White Wednesday~so glad I did!

  14. I'm new to your blog.Came by through Debbiedoo's.I love your self.Your whole work on it is better than PB.I'm a new follower now.

  15. Saw you over at Debbie doo's. Love, love, love your knock off! It's great that you had almost everything on hand. The bottles are the perfect addition, and so are those cute little cherubs!

  16. It is lovely. A wonderful success. This is my first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo


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