Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow For Under $3


Hey, hey. I know it’s been a while since my last post, but my never ending ‘project list’ is just that – never ending. For months I have been tackling all kinds of projects around the house. I ripped out the bathroom walls and floor, refinished the hardwood floors, tiled the kitchen & bathroom floor, painted the inside of the house, stained the kitchen cabinets and much more. The list just goes on and on. However, yesterday, I put aside hammer and drill and worked on a Pottery Barn inspired number pillow. I just needed to do something ‘pretty’ for a change.

As we all know, Pottery Barn has some great decor and furniture, but unless it’s for sale on Craigslist (I once bought a PB coffee table on Craigslist for $70. Original price: $386), I will never be able to afford anything from their store.

Pottery Barn used to have a simple and clean looking number wall art which gave me the idea for my pillow.

It’s no longer for sale on their website, but I assume it must have cost a small fortune.

Instead of ‘real’ fabric, I used painter’s drop cloth. I love the simple look and feel of a canvas drop cloth; it’s also durable and inexpensive ($10 for a 6 ft x 9 ft drop cloth at Lowe’s). You can probably cover six pillows with this size. Beat that, Pottery Barn!

Note:  Wash the canvas fabric before you use it, unless you like stiff pillows.

For the numbers I turned to MS Word. I selected random numbers in different sizes, printed them on paper, cut them out, and traced them onto the fabric.

I used black acrylic paint and a super tiny paint brush to paint in the numbers.

Total cost:

Acrylic Paint: $0.89

Drop Cloth for one pillow: roughly $1.67

Paper, thread = a few cents

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