Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspiration

Don't you love this sweet Easter tablescape from Pottery Barn?


The pretty pink blossoms inspired the mantel design for our tag sale.




We loved the yellow version too.



It inspired our kitchen table design. But we kept it simple to let the beautiful table take center stage. Can you believe that Susan found this table in an alley waiting for the trash pick-up? She had to call a friend to come help her get it in her car. A lovely lady bought the table, the hutch in the background and a sage green table runner. She wanted the ironstone pitcher too, but that was from Megan's wedding and not for sale. Just goes to show how much of an impact a little staging can make.



The Pottery Barn Happy Easter eggs are super cute too. And Susan came up with her own version for a fraction of the cost.





She started with two bags of paper mache eggs from Michaels.



And gave them a coat of creamy acrylic paint.




Transfer letters were used to spell out Happy Easter.



And after a quick spray of black metal paint, screw eyes were attached to the eggs.



A bit of glaze gave them a nice aged look. And jute was attached for hanging.





We thought they looked pretty cute just sitting in an egg carton!





Great job Susan!





And thanks to Pottery Barn for the inspiration!



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59 comments:

time worn interiors said...

Your creations are so cute!
theresa
aka:tot

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

OK, these are adorable...I think they look fantastic!!!!

My Wonderfully Made said...

OH I adore those eggs! The whole tablescape is beautiful but LOVE those eggs!

cindy said...

Such a fun idea!

Rachael said...

These are so cute! I bought a bunch of cheap-o plastic eggs and was going to book page them, but now I might try this. Thanks for sharing!
http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

Very cute!!! I wish I lived close so I could come by your shop!

Patti said...

Love those eggs, especially displayed in the carton!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE THE EGGS I HAVE TO TRY THIS...

NanaDiana said...

Everything looks great! I love the way you took the Inspiration look and made it your own! Naughty girl you- putting out a pitcher for someone to drool over only to find it is NFS (not for sale);>) xxoo Diana

Hilary said...

Just jumped over from Uncommon slice of suburbia.I had my eye on those darling eggs as well. Thanks for the great idea...I love it.

Pam said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Have a great day.
Pam

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The flowers on the mantel are gorgeous. The eggs are a cute idea. Much better deal then PB I'm sure!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, I remember the first time I saw that Easter Display for PB. Love the look...not the price. This is a great idea! I want to try it! So cute! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
XO,
Michelle

very merry vintage style said...

Wanted you to know I featured your Burlap & Ruffle runner from last week's Share the Love party--thanks so much for linking up and I hope you'll be back again!
Mary

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

Beautiful everything!

Simply Bungalow said...

Very cute. I love the eggs!
~Heidi

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love the pink blossoms! Everything looked so festive and beautiful!

Sonia Barton said...

I love the inspiration pics, and very creative way to stylize an item for probably a fraction of the original.

Visiting from Rook No. 17

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Nice!!! I saw those too and loved them.

Tammy @ Type A said...

love them, the eggs are adorable. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Sue said...

Thanks for the info on the paper mache eggs. ..so much cuter than the plastic eggs we always see. :-) Visiting from Mary's party. ~ Sue

Jessabells said...

Very cute!

Visiting from Someday Crafts.

J.

Donnie said...

That's a cute idea.

very merry vintage style said...

Your eggs are so sweet--they turned out lovely! Thanks for linking to my Share the Love party!
Mary

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love these! I wonder how much Pottery Barn wanted for their eggs. :) Don't you love creating knock offs for a fraction of the cost! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The eggs look adorable. I agree they look good just sitting there in the egg carton, but I also like PB's version with them hanging too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon, The mantel looks wonderful and I love the cute eggs. Thanks for sharing this at my party.
hugs,
Sherry

Purnima@a creative project said...

Lovely idea!! Looks fabulous!!

Ladybird Ln said...

What a sweet idea! I will have to look for paper machet eggs!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Malinda Jane Sieg said...

I love them! So classy and fun!

miscellaneousme said...

So cute and what a cheap "knock-off!" LOVE!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Holly said...

I saw those eggs in the catalog and thought they'd be a great knock-off. Susan's look really good!
Found you at CSI.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Those are pretty fabulous!

d e l i g h t said...
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d e l i g h t said...

Sorry about the other post. I love the eggs! Just as cute as PB. I found your entry AT The Picket Fence and now I really enjoy your blog and the ideas. I have an entry also...the Denim Cake Stand. Also, I am a new follower. Would love for you to visit my blog.
Linda

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great idea! Love "borrowing" ideas from PB. They look great in the carton :)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

They look so cute! Fabulous job and they are so easy! Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love this idea, PB is always so expensive...

Jenn said...

I really love the eggs in the carton!! And I was drooling over that first PB tablescape too!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

very cute,, i like them sitting in the carton too.

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

How cute! Love 'em!

Charcoal and crayons said...

Love these... and the pink and yellow blooms are gorgeous!

Patricia Torres said...

*sigh* simply gorgeous!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Just fabulous!


~ Gabriela ~

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

The eggs in the carton are darling!! Pottery barn is fantastic for inspiration too! :)

Lisa said...

breathtaking! Love the frugal idea! Happy pink saturday!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Too cute! Love the carton!
Happy PS!

French Curiosites said...

Love those eggs and what a great idea for Easter for the kids.
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Susan said...

Terrific Easter eggs - they came out great!
Happy PS,
Susan

Sarah said...

Adorable...great job!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Holly said...

how wonderfully creative you are! I love the eggs. I hope you have a very successful tag sale - wish I could come. =0)
Happy Pink Saturday!

stampdiva said...

Hi
Love these.
Understated but with impact and elegance.
Wishes for a Happy Pink Saturday.
Lynne

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Everything is so darn pretty! I love those eggs and Susan did a great job!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Sares said...

Love that Pottery Barn! Terrific idea with the papermache eggs, then you can use them year after year. I do believe the hard boiled version wouldn't hold out that long! Happy Pink!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The eggs are adorable:@)

Jenn Erickson said...

Sharon, definitely one of my most favorite projects linked up this week! Your eggs were so beautifully done -- sophisticated and timeless!

Thank you so much for bringing such class and creativity to "A Little Birdie Told Me...".

Jenn/Rook No. 17

K K Stone said...

Love this idea, especially since the eggs do not have to be blown out as had first thought. Adding this to a must do list.

- Kelly
http://kidtimes.wordpress.com

Tammy @ Type A said...

i featured you this week! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-13.html

Lorraine said...

Seriously, I don't know what I would do if I got 58 comments on a post!! :D
I love Pottery Barn tablescapes!