Pottery Barn Inspired LOVE Wall Art Plaque

So, as I was browsing through the pages of the new Pottery Barn catalogue, I spied with my little eye, this…

Love Wall Art

Love Wall Art

Pure, sweet, and simple lovliness!

However, it is quite large and well…pricey.

Soooo…off to Hobby Lobby I went! Strolling through the  home accent clearance section with my 9 year old son, I knew I had a very limited amount of time. Who knew within 2 minutes I would spy this little baby…

Perfect size for over my cook top! The wooden letters were also a Hobby Lobby buy on the same trip. Needless to say, someone knew my sweet little guy was only going to last so long, because it was literally a 10 minute trip. Sweet!

Bonus…take a look at the price tag…

At first I was going to remove the tray handles, but decided to leave them, they made it a little different and able to actually be used as a tray.

The first step was to simply glue the wooden letters on the tray { I used liquid nails }…

Next, I took the handles off and spray painted the whole tray and letters with my fave…Rustoleum Heirloom White! I Love that it is a pure creamy white! I waited for it to dry, put the handles back on and ….

Yes…I promise I took that picture in January! { Here in the South, we can still have our pretty green ferns in January!}

   I added a simple jute ribbon bow {an ETSY find! } and that’s it!

I am a very neutral person by nature, but tend to LOVE a pop of color, so the tone on tone is a bit of a stretch for me! Something in me just wants to paint it red! {maybe that’s just my crafting ADD talking! }

So sweet, simple, and easy! And for more Valentine’s Day Ideas, you have got to see our Valentine Mason Jar Craft



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  1. So cute!! Don’t you just LOVE Hobby Lobby?! This is a fantastic knock-off!!

  2. It looks just like the PB one…minus the price tag! I just love Heirloom White paint, a perfect color. You did a great job.


  3. I absolutely love it…. I may need to have a try at something similar.

  4. I love this! Sure wish our Hobby Lobby was closer. You scored big time! Great knock off!

  5. Love this! Awesome Idea :)

  6. That’s a really good find.. love how you decorate it and added it to the kitchen deco.

  7. This is adorable! I love how you added the burlap bow!

  8. Love it! Might have to be a copy cat and make one too!

  9. “LOVE” it! ~ Maureen

  10. I LOVE it! Great Job!

    Leanne @ Because (I Think) I Can

  11. I love anything pottery barn and I love it even more when you can make their look yourself! Totally awesome! You did a great job!


  12. Bonnie, I love it. It’s better than Pottery barn and that bargain price is terrific too! Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

  13. I love it!! I want to make one for one of my Valentine Mantels. Hmm…so many inspiring projects, so little time…

    Thanks SO much for sharing at my party!! I love every single thing you guys do!

  14. this is so fabulous!I’d love if you would link it up to my blog party. I know my readers in the uk love american interior style. hope you can make it!

  15. Wow I like it a lot and the handles are a great touch, I’m glad you left them on!
    Nice job!

  16. L-O-V-E. Fab knock-off. So cute!
    Anything you can makevoer with spraypaint is a bonus project too ;)
    Have a great weekend!

  17. Great knock-off. I love heirloom white spray paint too!!!!

  18. It looks great! I love PB knockoffs,

  19. Very cute! Love when you can make it yourself for way cheaper!

  20. This is beyond gorgeous!! I just pinned this….

  21. Fantastic Job! I like it better than the PB inspiration piece!



  22. Awesome. So simple and tasteful. Love it!

  23. This turned out awesome! I love the burlap bow and the handles on your tray. Your is much better then the one from PB.


  24. You do what I do…find it somewhere and then find a way to make it. Great job.

  25. This turned out great! Good job. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

  26. It looks terrific! The bow is the perfect touch of “color”! Thanks for sharing :)

  27. I like the fact that yours has handles. It adds great detail. Nice job.

  28. What a great find, I absolutely love it!

  29. Hi Bonnie!

    Stopping by for the first time to your blog because your thumbnail on Flamingo Toes caught my eye! I just love how your project turned out! Very nice! Looking forward to perusing more of your posts and getting to know you better :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  30. New follower via Sunday Social! I am so excited to see all of your projects :)I will definitely be linking up to your party next week, such wonderful features this week! I have a cooking blog and would love for ya’ll to stop by anytime. Have a wonderful, blessed week. -Audra

  31. I love it! Really turned out great and I love that you left the handles on for a different look. Super!

  32. Great job. Thanks for the lesson. It’s all football here this afternoon and Hobby Lobby is closed but someday soon I’ve just got to go visit them.

  33. What a great knockoff!

  34. I love this! So simple, yet a great statement piece. I especially like the addition of the bow.

  35. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    Love this! New follower :)

  36. This is so pretty! Love the simplicity. Found you through Craft-O-Maniac’s linky party.

  37. Love Love {LOVE} how this turned out!!

    Simply Designing

  38. I love your LOVE sign! I’m a very monochromatic, neutral lovin’ kinda girl….so, I wouldn’t change a thing. Who makes the heirloom white paint you used?


  39. Wow, I love me a good knock-off and this one is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at A Simply Klassic Home!

  40. So pretty, Bonnie! Was going to attempt this myself so I’m glad to see how well you executed it!! XO

  41. I love this and love the simplicity even more! I wish I had a Hobby Lobby in my little town darn it!

  42. Ummm what a great knock off! I love yours way better than the overpriced PB inspired one!

  43. Great job on the Pottery Barn knockoff. I actually like yours better. Love that you left the handles and added the burlap bow. Your also came in at the right price. What more could one ask for. I also love your Valentine’s Apothecary jars. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Party.

  44. Uncommon is a great name for your blog because you get UNCOMMONingly good deals!

    (thanks Son, for being such a good boy that trip)

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tue Party 98 at Linda’s Coastal Charm,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  45. this is a great knock off! My hubs has some great wood in the back of the truck headed to the dump, but I’m going to rescue it for a future copy of your craft. thanks for the great inspiration. P.S. Why not do your sign in a blue a little darker than the tile?

  46. Awesome knock off! I might even like yours better!

  47. Love your knock off!!! Great work!

  48. Your knock of is lovely, much better than Pottery Barns, thanks for sharing.

  49. What a great idea! I LOVE this.

  50. I L<3VE your LOVE! The best part is th bargains you foiund at HL! great job.. and you were right about th ehandles!

  51. Is there anything better that simple, easy and cheap! Love your version just as much as PB! Also, totally jealous of your beautiful stove hood! gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  52. It’s Fabulous!!

  53. Awesome-I like your’s better. I’m glad you kept the handles on it.

  54. Wow, you got a great deal on that tray–good job! I love what you did with it!

  55. Awesome knock-off and amazing sale prices by the way! What great finds. I think I might try this one!

  56. It is amazing. Looks easy and cheap, but so fabulous! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  57. This is gorgeous! I like it with the handles even more than the PB original!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  58. I have to say I absolutely love this…great remake on a budget!!

  59. This is so cool! I love taking inspiration for a high end peices and doing it for less! Good job ladies!

  60. Oh my goodness! Just gorgeous, better than the original..and don’t paint it a color, leave it like it is..it’s perfect! Will be remembering this for sure when we do our V’day Inspiration Friday features. Thanks for sharing it with us!!


  61. Nice job. I’ve been tossing my Pottery Barn catalogs … don’t want to be tempted … but now I’ll look at them with an eye to steal … or I mean tastefully reproduce. We don’t have a Hobby Lobby here … sounds like a lot of you go there. What brand of paint do you find the “heirloom white” or does it come in various brands? I’m kind of a Home Depot or Lowes kind of person. I love tone on tone….or maybe just one color and neutrals. Also…when you say jute ribbon … is that the same as burlap? Anyway… going to check out your archives. becky@reinventingtheordinary.com

  62. That is so pretty!! I love how it turned out!! Fabulous job:)
    I currently have a link party that I would love you to share this at.


  63. So very Cute! I pinned it!

  64. I know I already commented on this, but I just wanted to say Thank you for sharing this at Thursday’s Temptation.

  65. I just love projects like this and it turned out so great! Thanks for sharing this at my link party. I hope to see you at tomorrow’s party too!

  66. Looks fabulous! Very clever knockoff! I had my eye on that Pottery Barn sign too. So sad we don’t have a Hobby Lobby around here – I hear so much about it around Blogland and have never been to one. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring it on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  67. LOVE it!! Would be so adorable as part of a Valentine’s vignette :)

  68. This sign turned out amazing!! And thank goodness the Hobby Lobby fairy was looking down on you and helped you find your goods quickly! Thanks for linking up to Craft Monkey’n Monday, I pinned your project and shared it on the Craft Monkey facebook page!

  69. Love it! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  70. Great knockoff! Thanks for sharing. I shared it today on my FB page.

  71. This truly is so lovely! Thanks so much for linking it up to my Valentine Link Party! I appreciate you doing that!

  72. Beautiful tray and I actually think yours’ is a lot nicer than the one from Pottery Barn! Thanks for the instructions!

  73. Perfection!! Love it and will be sharing it at my Sunday Spotlight tonight! Thanks for linking up!

  74. Love it so I pinned it :)

  75. Bonnie, I absolutely LOVE this & you just inspired me for an idea on a project I’ve been thinking about for over a few months now!

  76. I am crazy in love with this! The simplicity of it amazes me because it turned out SO GORGEOUS! Y’all can crank out some of the most amazing things! LOVE THIS and YOUR BLOG!

  77. I am so glad you linked this up last week. I just adore it! I want all my readers to see it, so I’m featuring it today at Creations by Kara. :)

  78. SO cute!!! Love it!

  79. Just found this post through the Find Some Love Fest. I love seeing DIYs for pottery barn knock-offs. Also, I understand how the ferns are still green. I’m in the South too, and it’s 70 degrees today!

  80. Love this! We have had so much fun with the Find Some Love Fest! It’s such a great way to connect with and support our fellow bloggers. We are following you and would love for you to visit our blog.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  81. I know I have commented on this before, but I just wanted to let you know I am featuring this at my link party today!


  82. WOW! This is a very creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful

  83. Whoa! This is gorgeous!! What a fabulous idea!! Thanks so much for linking up to my first ever linky party :)

  84. So pretty and simple gals! I love it!!!

  85. Loving this…genius!!

  86. Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com says:

    Great job! It’s even better than the original! :) Love it!

  87. This is amazing!!! It turned out great! I am going to have to try this! It would look perfect on my house! Pinned!

  88. Absolutely love this ladies! Pinning!

  89. Love those Pottery Barn knockoffs! Love that little jar too!

  90. I plan on copying this idea for my place, but if you like that pop of colour you should go for it. I think a bit of red dry-brushed on the letters would bring out the red in the books on your shelf (shelves) and really tie it all together.


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