Sunday, February 12, 2012

Surprise!!!! Nothing in this post is painted! Not to say I haven't been painting more (wink, wink)! But this was supposed to be an easy little project to pull some of my kitchen colors into my living room area. I spotted the below pot on the Anthropologie website and thought it was perfect. 

Fun and a little different, but with a price tag of $68 for the SMALL, I thought.... umm pretty sure I can make something similar for a teeny tiny fraction of the cost.

I did. But it took many hours. Although, they were mindless hours so I passed the time pretty pleasantly by watching Ryan Gosling remove his shirt a few time in Crazy Stupid Love. That man has GOT  to be genetically altered in some way. I mean come on! 

What was I saying again????? Oh right! Nerdy weekend nights making knock off pots!

Ok, people eyes back on the blog! Sheesh I thought I was bad!

So for this little project I went to Wal-Mart and snagged my supplies for approximately $7.00. I got a package of sisal rope in the home improvement department and some two tone yarn in the crafting section.

I also bought that little pot for $3.00 but ended up using a Mason jar I had on hand because the shape worked better.
I basically took the yarn and wrapped the twine in it. I wrapped and I wrapped and I wrapped. Then I whined because my carpal tunnel was acting up. Man, I'm a catch! Then I wrapped a little more. Then Crazy Stupid Love was over so I needed new eye candy! Enter Castle on Hulu! Nathan Fillion will do in a pinch! :)

After all of that I had this.

The next part was easy. I just took my hot glue gun and wrapped the covered rope around the jar gluing as I went. And voila!

Not an exact replica, but it still adds a fun pop of color to my newly painted bookshelves around my fire place! 

Say WHAAAAA???? Yeah I did. Less than a WEEK after all that painting in the kitchen. I'm a glutton for punishment! I'm still tweaking final touches but will show you the newly painted shelves later this week!


  1. You rock, lady! I can't wait to see the newly painted bookshelves.

  2. I'm so sorry to do this in a comment, but I couldn't find a way to contact you!

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    Tammi @1914house

  3. What a neat idea! I love a good knock off..especially when it's better than the original:)