Pottery Barn Wannabe


I am a Pottery Barn on a Budget Wannabe. 
I have had this picture printed out for over a year as an idea on how to decorate our brown leather furniture.   I have looked at it from time to time to remind me of some things to look out for.Garage Sale Weekend  trips. 
  I really love the pineapple garden finial (My Love hated it) and at the whopping price of $150, well let’s say I’ll pass.   So imagine my suprise to find this one for only $5  and one of my
I gave it a quick coat of bronze spray paint and now he is semi-ready for his reveal in Debbiedoos Magazine Copy Cat Challenge.


Here is the Pottery Barn Real Deal picture:
And here is my Pottery Barn on a budget Wannabe version:
Not too bad for a beginner.  Okay, so time got away from me to prepare for the challenge but I don’t think it looks too far off.  Be sure and check out the other entries at Debbiedoos Magazine Copy Cat Challenge.  There are some pretty neat copycat ideas out there!
Happy Treasure Hunting!


  1. KAT

    fabulous-ly done ! I love the rich, cozy and yet elegant feel of the outcome !

    – KAT –

  2. ♥ Sonny ♥

    you got that for 5.00 — wow..
    great copy cat too~!

  3. Debbiedoo’s blogging and blabbing

    Not bad at all girl! I love it. I think we are all pottery barn wannabes LOL! We can do it on a budget and even better. Thanks for sharing.

  4. debbie–http://refreshrestyle.com/

    PB wanna be here too! Love it and I love your theme song! Great job on the copy cat!

  5. Cindy

    Hi Tami,
    You did well to find one so close to the original and to paint it! It looks wonderful.
    I'm a good copy catter, I've been doing it all of my life!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Honey at 2805

    Fun copy cat! Good job of using what you own to create a PB look!

    I have just become an friend and follwer and hope you will do the same!

  7. Jan@southernjunkin’

    Good job on your copy cat challenge! I think we are all wannabes on a tight budget!

  8. ~ Tami

    Thank you all! I HEART POTTERY BARN! but really don't own anything from there *sigh*

  9. Barb and Dell

    Tami, Thanks for the nice comment on our blog and for following.
    You Pottery Barn copycat is great. It is so fun to create these things on a small budget.
    Following you now.

  10. Kathy

    Finding bargains is most of the fun of decorating! I think it really makes it your own 🙂

  11. ~ Tami

    It's been fun putting it all together, and the thrill of the hunt is even more fun. Happy Halloween!

  12. Korrie@RedHenHome

    $5?? What a great find! Love your "new look"!

  13. ~ Tami

    FIVE dollars! WooHoo!!! 🙂

  14. Maria Elena

    Tami, you found and awesome deal! And your copycat was great. Looks beautiful!

  15. bj

    I was just going back over some of the Copy Cats and found your adorable blog..I am signing up to follow…:)

    Love your pineapple. I have leather furniture, too, and am always trying to make it look like Pottery Barn. I walk around all the time with one of their catalogs in my hand, trying to make my living room look like theirs. :))
    I absolutely love DebbieDoo's Copy Cat meme and wouldn't miss one for nothing. 🙂
    come see me sometime…
    xo bj

  16. ~ Tami

    The copycat challenge was my first but I will definitely visit again in the future even if I don't participate. I love my leather furniture but always tweaking it to try to make it look "warm" Thanks for stopping by!

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