Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired

I was check'n out good ol' Pottery Barn, and found some things in each picture I really liked.. well a lot of things, like the whole thing, but since I don't have a pottery barn budget, I'll just take some ideas from their fabulous pictures and see what I have around the house that will give me a similar look...
Pottery barn has this same type of look, they always seem to use a lot of books, lots of layering and lots of neutral & natural colors...
so here's what did... { I needed to change up the look on my fireplace}
* Wrapped some books I had in brown paper, then wrapped them with some jute... 
*I found a styrofoam ball and wrapped it with some twine...
*The basket I found at DI a while ago, thought it would be good for books...
*Stacked my magazines in a wire basket I took  off the counter
*Found some long cinnamon sticks and wrapped them with twine
*I had these cute light bulbs and put them in a mason jar, just for fun...
*Bought this cute cement decorative ball at Tia Pan forever ago, pulled it off the TV armoire
*Layered a clock, an old, empty picture frame and a family picture...
BEFORE

AFTER
seems a little better... warmer and different... different is good... and 100% free!!! can't beat that!

oh and it's all pretty baby proof, she found the twined wrapped ball right away... hopefully she doesn't get into it all too much!
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2 comments:

Elle and Clint Stallings said...

LOVE IT!! Thanks for the new ideas.. cant wait to try some out.

Jamie said...

Looks great. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com