Pottery Barn Knock Off January 18, 2011 DIY, Home Decor, Tutorials 29 Comments 221 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! *****Linked Up****** 29 Responses Kim @ It's a Crafty Life January 18, 2011 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! Reply Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking January 18, 2011 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 Reply Stacy January 18, 2011 I am super impressed you free handed that! I really like your pillow too Reply Ami w/AliLilly January 18, 2011 WOW!!! This looks amazing!! You’ve TOTALLY inspired me to try this! Reply Amy with Good Day! January 18, 2011 LOVE! it’s looks so good, Rachael! Reply Marty@A Stroll Thru Life January 18, 2011 Fabulous. You are so talented and your version is wonderful. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty Reply lauren @ WEST FURNITURE REVIVAL January 18, 2011 The wall art turned out great. you did a great job … good freehand. Reply Lovely Crafty Home January 18, 2011 Thank you everyone! It was not without effort, soooo much eraser! Reply Katie at Eye Spy DIY January 18, 2011 This is so great I love it! Reply Kassi January 18, 2011 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! Reply Jennifer January 18, 2011 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. Reply Tiffany January 18, 2011 VERY nice! Super impressed!!!! My freehand would be atrocious. Reply Nicole January 18, 2011 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. Reply jenn January 19, 2011 Great job! And, super impressive that you free handed it Reply SimplySarah January 19, 2011 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! Reply Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home January 21, 2011 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 Reply Lovely Crafty Home January 21, 2011 Thank you Jamie! I think letters would be fabulous! Reply Kayla January 21, 2011 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! Reply Lovely Crafty Home January 21, 2011 Thanks so much Kayla!! Glad to have you here Reply Kristina McCook January 21, 2011 LOVE your artwork! Thanks for sharing! Reply Jen January 22, 2011 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 Reply ray* January 23, 2011 Awesome! That came out nice. Reply Nicole January 23, 2011 What a great idea! I love Pottery Barn DIY knockoffs. Thanks for this post! Reply Heather@The Black's Best February 2, 2011 I think this is awesome! I’m amazed you did it all freehand! Gotta love knock-offs from Pottery Barn. Keep them coming! Reply My Creative Escapes February 5, 2011 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 Reply Lovely Crafty Home February 5, 2011 Wow thank you so much!!! Reply Amanda February 18, 2011 I’ve put together a round up of PB inspired projects on Craft Gossip today and included your project. You can see it here http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-pb-inspired-projects/ If you would like to share the Craft Gossip love and show your visitors you’ve been featured, you can grab a button here! http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/ Reply Lovely Crafty Home February 19, 2011 Wow Amanda thanks!!! I’m so honored! 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