Pottery Barn Knock Off

Many bloggers out there have duplicated this numbers canvas from Pottery Barn.

Image courtesy of Pottery Barn

Fortunately that means I got plenty of info on how to make my own :) It’s discontinued now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have it in my living room. I mostly used this super detailed and helpful tutorial from Simply Sarah. First I designed the canvas in Paint Shop Pro with our anniversary and birthdays.

I decided to just free hand the numbers instead of trying to blow up my design to the 30×40 canvas size. If you’re not artistically inclined, you can follow Sarah’s method of printing it on multiple 8 1/2×11 pages and piecing it together. It turns out that the free-handing allowed me to be a little more creative and I completely changed the arrangement from what I designed. *sigh*

Using unbleached titanium with accents of titanium white, I filled in the numbers.

Using raw umber, I filled in the background. I painted the edges as well, wrapping the numbers where they “fell off” the edge.

Once it was dry, I hung it over our couch.

It’s not perfect (freehand, remember?!), but I do really love it. It works perfectly with my new more neutral living room. I was so happy to get rid of that blue and green flower print that hung there for almost 4 years! Would you ever try one of these? If you have, do share!

Update: I’ve entered this in the Knock It Off Contest at Seven Thirty Three, please vote for me starting February 13th!

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Comments

  1. I can’t believe that’s free hand, it looks great! I would like to try it, guess I’ll put it on the list! :-)

  2. Wow yours looks incredible! Its hard to believe it’s free hand. I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog. Thanks

  3. I am super impressed you free handed that! I really like your pillow too :)

  4. WOW!!! This looks amazing!! You’ve TOTALLY inspired me to try this!

  5. LOVE! it’s looks so good, Rachael!

  6. Fabulous. You are so talented and your version is wonderful. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. The wall art turned out great. you did a great job … good freehand.

  8. This is so great I love it!

  9. I LOVE that you free handed the design!!! That really makes it YOUR own creation! And what a perfect choice in using your birthdays and anniversary!

  10. Very very cool! I’m so impressed that you freehanded that! I just signed up to be your newest follower. I’m a new blogger, I’d love if you’d stop by and maybe return the favor. Take care, can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  11. VERY nice! Super impressed!!!! My freehand would be atrocious. ;-)

  12. HI! I’m your newest follower. I just stumbled onto your site and I love it. You are very creative and I cannot wait to see what else you will inspire me to make.

  13. Great job! And, super impressive that you free handed it :)

  14. First off, THANK YOU so much for linking to my tutorial of this. I really appreciate it. Secondly, I love you freehand job. Turned out great!

  15. This is just fabulous! You did a wonderful job, especially for free-handing it! I’m so envious that you did such a good job! I would love to make something like this… maybe with letters, instead. Thanks for the great tutorial and idea!

    Loves,
    Jamie

  16. I just wanted to say that I.LOVE.THIS! And I love your blog…seriously I just spent probably over an hour scrolling through it. Great stuff! I’m your newest follower!

  17. LOVE your artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I cannot believe that you freehanded that! You are awesome! This is so beautiful. Do you want to make one for me *wink*?
    I would love you have you come and link up to Fantastic Friday at http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com

    Thanks

  19. Awesome! That came out nice.

  20. What a great idea! I love Pottery Barn DIY knockoffs. :) Thanks for this post!

  21. I think this is awesome! I’m amazed you did it all freehand! Gotta love knock-offs from Pottery Barn. Keep them coming!

  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I wanted to let you know, i’ve nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out at:http://mycreativeescapes.blogspot.com/2011/02/yippy-i-won-awardstylish-blogger-award.html

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