Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nice Try, Pottery Barn. Nice Try.

Did the folks at Pottery Barn take an arts and crafts class recently? Because I could make this stuff! And jack up the price and sell it. Oooh. That's an idea.
I mean, $39 for these!? I can MAKE these. (And I think I will. Cause they're cute.)



And this! I can do this!







Love this sign. I bet I could find someone else to make it for me.

This, not so much. That would take a WHOLE lot more effort on my part. And frankly, I don't have it in me. I will say, everything in the new catalog is cute. As usual.



18 comments:

♥Aubrey said...

Hahaha...they're CRAZY in the brain!!! You could totally make those jars for under $5 each. Goodwill hunting of course...then stencil and voila :) I love that you have an imaginary child on your page.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

I love the catalog- but you are right over priced for stuff DIY projects

Lovely blog

~Kelly~
Blog: http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/
www.KellyAnnStudio.com

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I haven't received my PB catolog yet, that is a hoot. I don't really like the crackle numbers on the jar anyway. I think I have seen more impressive stuff from my blog friends. I do love the graphic nature of their stuff and it would be fun to try to duplicate it for a fourth of the price. Great post, thanks for sharing! Take care.

Vintage Junky said...

You should make it. Stinking Pottery Barn! They have grain sack pillows now too! ( I kinda feel like Phoebe in that Friends episode!) Don't get me wrong, I like Pottery Barn, but I usually find myself lusting after the accessories and wall art that is not for sale!
Michelle

Megan Lee said...

I know you have it in you to make these. They're all so cute! And how about you whip up that drawing of the dog too :) Easy!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Great finds, and you're so right! Also, what the heck is everyone's (mine included) obsession with putting random numbers on everything? Seriously, where did this come from??

a little bit vintage said...

I heart it all! :) I see more project in my future! :)

Rachel

Blair said...

Just found your blog. It's so fabulous, I can't even handle it.

Dianna said...

We are so taking that jar idea and running with it!

Loree said...

They're pricey. But you just gotta love Pottery Barn.

WSU Laura said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Are you going to have a booth at Funky Junk Sisters? You could sell the jars. Great blog and I NEED to know where you got the chandelier picture.

Susan said...

Oooh no booth for me. I gots nothing to sell--just lots to buy. All of these pictures are from Pottery Barn! :)

Karen Valentine said...

Hello my bloggy friend! WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

chickie said...

I totally agree with you.Making some things on your own is so much better and sometimes at a more reasonable price.You got some great ideas.I find myself trying to come up with putting things together also. Fun Finds 2 U... Chickie

Frugal Fine Living said...

Other than buying a few pillow covers on sale there, I rarely shop at PB. However, I like to get ideas from their catalog and website. You can definitely make it yourself for less.

Jane

Olive Rue said...

Great post, Susan. And so true. Some companies are so greedy. But then, again I know some people will pay the price just because of the name. I love those jars.

Sign Of The Dimes said...

I'm going to make that typewriter key board for my sister! GREAT blog! Love it!

AtOneWithHim said...

Oh do it do it.... then come back and tell me how to do it!