Pottery Barn inspired DIY Wall Art

With our baby coming in a matter of months…I am half way done! Woo Hoo! (Picture to come soon) I have been spending a lot of time thinking about Jayne’s new big girl room and what I want it to look like. So of course I have been perusing Pinterest as much as possible and here are some of my favorites so far…

 

 Living with Punks

Emily Henderson

Sew Sweet Cottage

I started by stopping by Lowes and finding this awesome retro paneling. They only let you buy it in one VERY large sheet. But I had them cut it down for me at the store and walked away with 5 different pieces. For this project I cut the two boards 2′ x 4′ and 2′ x 3′. I went to my local Walmart and bought all the colors I thought I might need (I think each bottle costs $0.54).

For this step I simply used a small roller brush and extra ceiling paint that was left behind from our builder. You could just as easily use spray paint if you prefer.

Start with a pencil and have an eraser handy. The surface is actually quite forgiving…so don’t worry about making mistakes. I also just pulled up the image from Lily Pad Cottage to have a reference of what the lettering looked like and did my best to make it look similar.

UPDATE: I have recently been introduced to www.katiedaisy.com and learned that this artwork was made by her and sold to Pottery Barn. I am just in love with her etsy site and am planning to buy some of her art to go in the baby’s adventurer nursery. Loving THIS and THIS. She is obviously a very talented artist and her prices are very affordable. I appreciate her inspiration and truly enjoyed the process of picking up a brush and trying to create something myself, she is truly inspiring.

 

So there it is! So excited to put the room all together. Next project: Jayne’s bedding. What are your favorites? I am thinking about making my own comforter but not sure what fabric to use that is cute but isn’t too expensive!

 

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  • July 9, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Ariean @OneKriegerChick - These turned out adorable and you make it look so easy to re-create!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Heather - If you like this style, the artist who designed it for PB Kids is Katie Daisy. She’s done stuff for Target & other retailers too, but has her own shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thewheatfieldReplyCancel

  • August 16, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Jan - Your Katie Daisy knock offs look awesome! I know she designed the Sunshine & Saltwater exclusively for PB. I love all of her work!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2013 - 8:22 pm

    Jenny - While I am all for DIY projects, ripping off peoples artwork is taking away from someone’s livelihood. That beautiful handdrawn wall art was created by independent artist, Katie Daisy, KatieDaisy.com….she makes her living from selling items on her Etsy page and licensing out her work. I love that as she has found recent success, she has still kept the prints in her Etsy store SUPER affordable. I would encourage everyone to travel that road instead of taking away from the beautiful pieces she creates.ReplyCancel

    • August 23, 2013 - 10:13 pm

      Camille Walker - I appreciate your input Jenny and have edited the post to link to her website and store. I hope that my tutorial will inspire others to look at the other pieces she creates…she is obviously an extremely talented artist and trying to re-create myself was certainly in no attempt to take away from her professional abilities. You are right, her prints are super affordable and I plan to purchase a few myself now that I’ve been exposed to her etsy store.ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2013 - 11:53 pm

    Sandee - are we talking about THE Katie Daisy (not even her real name) who mostly makes a living off of dead peoples quotes? I highly doubt she is paying their estate any royalties.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    Tammy - Oh for heaven’s sake Jenny… artists paint their own versions of masterpieces! While Katie’s work is pretty (I’m a fan), it’s typography (not her own) quotes (not her own) and bright acrylics. This is a DIY post to save money…after all. I’m sure Katie would be flattered. BTW… they turned out wonderful Camille!ReplyCancel

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