If flipping through the latest Pottery Barn catalog causes your heart to pitter-patter, these totally doable, affordable DIY projects are just for you!

By Jamie Lott
August 26, 2016

Pottery Barn is possibly most notable for their amazing furniture pieces. Those perfectly styled furniture photos always entice. But what if you could build knockoff versions yourself and save hundreds (or thousands) in the process? With a little patience, a few tools, and a fierce do-it-yourself spirit, you can accomplish just that. Take this gorgeous bench knockoff from Prodigal Pieces. It is the spitting image of the original, and so perfectly styled you'd have no trouble imagining it in a magazine. Plus it is literally a fraction of the cost, proving that you can get that all-around Pottery Barn look without spending a fortune.

Get the step-by-step instructions on building your own here: Knockoff Caden Bench by Prodigal Pieces.

2. DIY Side Table Knockoff

Want to know a professional DIY secret? When all else fails, head to IKEA! Dress up a cheaper version of an out-of-a-box furniture piece, and no one will ever know it isn't the real deal. Why spend hundreds when you can follow Stacy of Anastasia Vintage's lead and dress up an ordinary chest for a whole lot less?

To see how she does it, find the full tutorial on this amazing DIY knockoff here: IKEA Hack Pottery Barn Knockoff by Anastasia Vintage.

3. DIY Wall Art

If you're anything like me, you enjoy your wall art -- until you don't anymore. It a lot easier to switch things up often without all of the guilt if you didn't pay a fortune for it in the first place. Whether it's your first project, or you've lost count, this DIY Pottery Barn wall art is totally doable for anyone. And you will not believe how she made it. You probably already have all the materials on hand right now.

Get the full scoop on this amazing modern sculpture right here: DIY Pottery Barn Knockoff Wall Art by This is Our Bliss

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4. DIY Dresser Knockoff

We've all seen those unfinished wooden crates at our local craft stores, but if you haven't considered turning them into a Pottery Barn inspired dresser, think again. Corey at Sawdust 2 Stitches shows us how a little imagination can save you thousands. And who doesn't like saving money? Especially when it looks this good!

5. DIY Vanity Knockoff

If your mind isn't already blown by all of these money-saving possibilities, it's just because you haven't seen this Pottery Barn inspired bathroom vanity by Nina Hendrick Design. Bathroom renovations can cost a ton already. Save money without sacrificing style with your own DIY vanity. You'll get the satisfaction of the savings as well as the accomplished feeling of doing it yourself.

Get all the details on this DIY vanity here: DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Vanity by Nina Hendrick Design.

6. DIY Marbleized Plates Knockoff

Just in case you were worried you'd have to be a master of tools in order to accomplish these Pottery Barn inspired projects, here's a no-tools-required knockoff that anyone can do. The process is so easy and allows you to choose any color palette your little Pottery-Barn-loving heart desires. And you've probably already got all you need for this DIY, too!

Find the foolproof tutorial here: DIY Marbleized Plates by PMQ for Two.

7. DIY Tripod Floor Lamp Knockoff

If it's lighting you're looking for, Karen from Dogs Don't Eat Pizza has got you covered. I remember seeing one of these awesome tripod lamps at an antiques fair for hundreds of dollars, and then Karen made me realize I could just DIY my own.

See how she did it here: DIY Tripod Floor Lamp.

8. DIY Outdoor Side Table Knockoff

Pottery Barn is known for furniture, and not just for indoors. When I saw this outdoor table in my latest catalog, I knew I had to have it -- until I saw the price. The sale price. Not to be discouraged, I decided I would figure out how to make my own. So, that's just what I did.

Get the building plans for this outdoor side table here: DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Outdoor Side Table by Southern Revivals.

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