Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We Can Do It Cheaper - Hang It Here

The Virginia House




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This weeks project was spur of the moment and turned out to be my favorite one to date!

I saw these chippy looking peg boards on Pottery Barn and fell in love. With the price tag of $49 and $149 then I knew I could only dream of owning one.

Aren't they wonderful!


I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a pre-made peg board and some crackle finish that works with acrylics.

My 3 year old even got to help me on this one. We put a base coat of a weathered gray color then some random spots of pure black. (all acrylics)

I then applied the crackle finish randomly as well and let it get tacky. I mixed up my own color of white by adding a bit of brown and started painting over the whole thing. As the paint became a little dry then I scratched, rubbed, sawed (with a plastic knife) and poked at it to get the right look.

The whole project took maybe an hour and my total investment was $6.50! I can't wait to hang this up in the pool house someday soon.
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We use it every day! Don't know what I would do without it. (yes it was cleared of all its garish swim trunks for this photo;-)

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10 comments:

Kendall said...

Wow! It turned out great. I LOVE Pottery Barn knock-offs. I get satisfaction out of "sticking it to the MAN"! Great job!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I think your $6.50 is just as nice as the PB one! ;)

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Meet Virginia said...

This turned out so great! I love it! Thanks for hosting again!!

~Morgan

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Joy said...

I love PB knock-offs. I have done some PB knock-offs as well. Yours turned out great and you can not beat the price!
Joy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv how it looks...you and your little one did an awesome job! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)

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Linda

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Happy Gramma said...

I think that is my favorite, or at least one of my favorites. You are something else!

Fawnda said...

Great job! It looks FABULOUS! :)

Brandy said...

Wow! Great job, Jillian! Thanks for showing how you did it. I'm all about getting the look for less! :)

Ellie said...

I love your pegs! I was _just_ looking at and dreaming about the PB ones today. Great job!

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Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job! I love the look!