Pottery Barn Inspired Peace Symbol…

Hey there…we hope you’re having a great week – the weekend is almost in sight. Jennifer and I are hosting a party on Sunday, so there needs to be lots of cleaning and cooking at my house before our guests arrive. Being out of commission sure has me at a disadvantage – I constantly feel like I’m trying to catch-up with some imaginary timeline :) I’m so ready to entertain and excited to see our friends! We will have lots to share with you I’m sure.

Have you been bitten by the “I need to start decorating for Christmas” bug yet? I don’t have the first decoration up from the basement yet, but I feel my treasures calling my name. I’m fairly certain if we weren’t having our get together this Sunday a few of those boxes would have made their way up the stairs :) For the moment I’m happy creating some Christmas crafts and planning out my holiday season.

The project I’m sharing with y’all today was total Kismet…all the pieces just fell into place. After seeing this photo in the Pottery Barn holiday catalog, I knew exactly what I was going to make. I couldn’t wait to recreate Pottery Barns Peace Symbol – isn’t it pretty?

Source - Pottery Barn

Source – Pottery Barn

Except…I wasn’t going to make a pillow, I made wall art:

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

On a thrift shopping excursion back in April, I purchased this vintage, oversized embroidery hoop for $1.00 !!! This thing is the real deal. I don’t know what it was initially used for but this is a 38 inch round hoop! Items I used were:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Fabric
  • Round cardboard cutout
  • Glass Beads
  • 3 different shades of gold acrylic craft paint
  • Silver glitter glue

Luckily for me, I had everything on hand except the glass beads. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby with my trusty coupon remedied that problem real quick :)

 

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

I did a rough outline around the cardboard circle with gold paint. Being that this is a hand-painted replica the painting didn’t need to be perfect.

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

I began layer the paints…

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

…and adding “PEACE” to the artwork.

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

Then the fun began – adding the silver glitter glue and adding the glass beads.

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

 

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

I topped it off with a metallic gold bow…and here you have it :)

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted artI love how it turned out and I think it looks pretty darn close to the Pottery Barn version for a fraction of the cost!!

Pottery Barn inspired Peace symbol - christmas and holiday season hand painted art

Have you ever been inspired to create your own version of something that you had seen in a catalog or magazine? We’d love to hear about it. You could give “PEACE” a chance :)

Comments

  1. says

    This is STUNNING! Its so hard to believe that you made this from thrifted finds. I love the way you layered the metallic paint. Seriously so pretty!

  2. Renee @ The Refined Relic says

    I love this idea. So simple and unique. Who needs the Pottery Barn when you have 2 Bees in a Pod. :-) I will be sharing this idea. Have a great day.

  3. says

    Vicki & Jennifer, oh my gosh I remember seeing the pretty pillow on their website…..but I LOVE what you did even better. That is awesome and so pretty. You know I lOVE bling too!! The more the merrier!!

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