Thursday, April 1, 2010

We Can Do It Cheaper - Ballard Designs

The Virginia House





It's already Thursday again!! This weeks project starts out with yet another apology. I did not take the proper time that I should have on it, and ended up with a project I am not happy with. Just goes to show ya....

Here is the picture that inspired me to do this project.

These are for sale at Ballard Designs for a the paltry sum of $49.99 each! EACH!

Now keep in mind, these are 12 inches tall/around, so they are a pretty good size.

Now let us turn our eyes to my humble copy. Measuring in at just 6 inches around, it is half the size of the Ballard Design ones, but was the largest I could find at Hobby Lobby.

My total price? $1.47 for the wood, paint I already had on hand (acrylics).

So let us see what you have!

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8 comments:

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

LOVE it!!! Your knock off Ballard project is so yummy! Kudos to you my dear. I went ahead and linked up my version of PB's lamp shade.

Love your blog my dear. I always love visiting.

Cheers~
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InnovativeMom said...

This is a super cute idea! Just found your blog, LOVVVEE doing things that are cost efficient and FABULOUS! Great job!

I wonder if some type of aging glaze would look good on these? If you didn't want such a crisp look?

An Urban Cottage said...

I think you did a great job. Why are not happy with it? I think the white is a little too white but I'm sure it could be knocked down with a rub of brown stain or shoe polish or something. You can't beat the price!!

Lori said...

Great job. I might have to make something like this.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love it!!! Yours looks just as good, if not better than Ballards!! We featured you at Someday Crafts, so come on over and grab a button!!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Thank you for all your sweet comments. The reason I was unhappy with it is because I didn't take the propper time to paint the "A" correctly. Anyway, Thanks again!!

Jan said...

I love how your letter is "skinny", more like the Ballard one. If I had mine to do over again I would use wood letters or shop around longer for foam ones that were skinnier. I was just so excited I couldn't wait to get mine put together!

Cherie said...

LOVE this! I want to do one for all my plant shelves that need serious decorating!