Well... as you know I really love Pottery Barn but I can't justify paying $130 for a shelf even if it is for my baby man. That's when I got the bright idea to make the shelf out of things I already had around the house. Brilliant! I had this gross shelf that I got for $1 at Goodwill and a little unfinished wooden truck that my son had since he was a baby. Both were doing nothing but collecting dust.
Do you see where I'm going with this?
I had my husband *swoon* cut the truck into pieces. I kept the front of the truck and the wheels. These were attached using a handy dandy nail gun. Easy Peasy! This is how it looked at this point.
Brilliant I tell you!!
The next step was priming. Because I already had it on hand, I decided to use a ruddy brown primer. I knew I was going to paint the shelf red so that was the logic behind that one. Here it is primed and ready to go.
What a stinkin great idea!
Finally, I took a can of red spray paint and just about emptied the whole darn thing onto it. Note to self: sand the rough edges because spray paint will not take otherwise. All in all it was a successful project in my book. Here is the reminder of what I was going for:
Pottery Barn Kids truck shelf $130.00
My version: $1.00
Total savings $129.00. The fact that my son doesn't give a crap about where it came from but loves it just the same: PRICELESS!
This little truck was linked over at:
Luv it! It came out great!ReplyDelete
This so stinkin' cute, Nydia! Very clever :DReplyDelete
I hope you will come and link to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. I will have a link up later tonight.
Thanks. I really loved this project and for $1 what's not to love. @Carrie, I will for sure link up.ReplyDelete
Well, that is just cool!ReplyDelete
This is awesome! My son would love it! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "Featured" button.ReplyDelete
Oh, and welcome to the blogging world!ReplyDelete
yours is better =) and not just because it's a dollar <3ReplyDelete
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons
What a great knock-off!!!!ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE! This is amazing and the fact you made it for a buck has my jaw on the floor!ReplyDelete
It's so perfect! I think yours is the better version with the steering wheel on the truck. And who could argue with that savings?ReplyDelete
darling! I'm on the hunt for ideas for my small boy's room too!ReplyDelete
that is so awesome! i'm going to be doing my little boy's room over too and he loves anything with wheels-i'll be on the look out for a wooden truck. love your blog design-lol-it's the same as mine and when i first came to your blog, i thought i had logged back into mine :)ReplyDelete
What a great job you did! My son will love one in his room too! Visiting from Someday Crafts :)ReplyDelete
I'm visiting from someday Crafts, that is BRILLIANT and I like your version better than the PB one anyway because there is so much more detail in the front of the truck.ReplyDelete
Came by from Knock Off Decor. Love the truck shelf! I'm gonna have to make one for my son's room! Thanks for the awesome idea!ReplyDelete
I love yours more than PBs! :)ReplyDelete
LOOVE this! great job!ReplyDelete
You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!ReplyDelete
I like yours better! :)ReplyDelete
Totally cool! What a fantastic idea. I love saving $$$. I found you at Debbiedo's. Nice to meet you!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic and marvelous idea!!! You are so talented! Really enjoyed your post.ReplyDelete
Found your site from Debbiedoo's link up party
Hope you have great day!
That's very creative and adorable! Thanks for sharing. I found your blog through Debbiedoo's link party. I am a new follower. :)ReplyDelete
ah-maz-ing!! Really good job. Found your site from Debbiedoo's linkie party!ReplyDelete
Great job! I love it! I'm you newest follower from Debbie's newbie party! have a great night!ReplyDelete
That is just stinkin' cute...Looooove it! Great thinking. I came over from Debbie's newbie party. ;)ReplyDelete
You. are. my. freakin'. hero. This is fantabulous! I am so going to make one of these! We just moved our tot into his new big boy room, and it's done in cars and trucks!ReplyDelete