Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Knock Off Pottery Barn Acanthus Pillar Holders

I am so excited about this project!  Mainly because it didn't cost me a thing! Woo hoo!

I was searching Pottery Barn the other day and came across these Acanthus Pillar Holders.  I just LOVED them and decided I needed some for my master bedroom!


I actually lucked out and had some wooden candlesticks around the house (left over from our wedding).  I purchased them at Garden Ridge a few years ago.  The tag on the bottom says $14.99, but I think they were on sale when I bought them.

I almost forgot to take a before pic, so here they are about to be spray painted!


I spray painted them with Rustoleum Heirloom White from Home Depot.


I waited about 15 minutes and took some 80 grit sandpaper to them!  The paint was dry to the touch, but I think it helped that it wasn't totally dry all the way through.


Love them!



16 comments:

  1. They look so pretty! I love the shabby!!

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  2. Great knock off! Would love to see you at my linky party tomorrow! http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  3. Great knock off and don't you just love the price compared to PB? I have a group that scheduled to be done in a few days.

    I have just become a friend and follower. Please drop by for by $30 Gift Card Giveaway!

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  4. I love those! I was actually just looking at the PB version and thinking about buying them. We are in the middle of a bedroom redo and I need something substantial to fill a spot on our dresser - but I can't find anything!! I think I will try something like this instead! Thanks! :)

    Brittany
    www.dearesthome.blogspot.com

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  5. Those are beautiful! Hope mine will turn out that good when I try them. Thanks for making it look doable. :)

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  6. these are gorgeous! good job!!! i am your latest follower!

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  7. How hard did you work the sandpaper across the sides? Barely touching the pillar holders or more so? I am clueless and love this look. :)

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  8. Hey Gina - I actually started out really light and then pushed harder in some areas to make those areas look more "worn". I did start before the paint was dried all the way through so it came off fairly easily (it was totally dry to the touch though). I put probably 4 coats of spray paint over them since they were so dark, so I did push hard enough to get through the layers of spray paint. It's one of those things you can't really mess up - just go for it! Thanks so much for visiting!!

    -Staci

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  10. These are amazing. I really like that you took something that you had and transformed it! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! I featured your candle holders on my blog this week. I would love it if you stopped buy and grabbed an "I was featured" button. :) http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-thrifty-thursday-3.html

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  11. Great job! Now I'm looking around my house for candlesticks to paint!
    Thanks for the great ideas!
    Susan

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  12. I just wanted to shoot you a message that DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com is back up and running! I've got a cleaning/organizing linky up now, and DIY Thrifty Thursday will be up Thursday. Hope to see you back there again! :)
    Michelle

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  13. I've put together a round up of PB inspired projects on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-pb-inspired-projects/

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