I fell off the wagon

I love Pottery Barn but I try so hard to stay away from the store and I definitely try my hardest to stay away from the catalog. I could really do some damage at that store if I had the money, but since I don't, all I do is covet, so I choose to stay away from both...but I slipped. I clicked on that little box that said, please send me a catalog and not even a week later it came in all it's glory and landed in my living room where I have poured over it page by page. This time though, I found inspiration to do something on my own.

I love these banker boxes. I think they are so classic, and when I get around to finding some nice black boxes like these, I want to replicate it but in the meantime, I used what I had.


And what I had were these stickers from Joann's and a jar from Ikea that we store our q-tips in on our bathroom counter top. I am probably the last crafty person alive who doesn't have a cricut or even know how to make vinyl letters/numbers (seriously I don't...someone point me in the direction of a good tutorial!) so when I came up on these letters, I thought they were similar to the font on the original. If you notice I used an I for the number 1. Is it obvious?

I like it. I think it made this little jar that's plain and classic and given it a little umph. It's not boring anymore that's for sure! Now to head to Ikea and pick up more jars...after the holiday rush!




18 comments

Aubree said...

I don't have a Cricut either. Don't worry.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Very clever. It looks great!

Amy said...

I think it looks great! I'm going to have to copy this idea for sure. Thanks!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Cute! I'm without a cricut too. Your lettering looks great!

jenjen said...

What a cute little project! I love anything with number on it! Adorable!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!

XOOX
Jen

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I like that!! And I don't think it is obvious....

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I'm with you, I love Pottery Barn but the price tag keeps me away. I love your take on their jars!

Debbie said...

What a great idea! It looks great, I would be putting them everywhere I could find!

Patti said...

Love those stickers...I'm off to buy some!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it... all things numbered.. makes it so much cuter!

kim said...

That looks really good. Just keep using that catalogue for great inspiration.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I think it looks awesome! I have some of those Ikea canisters - I put some contact paper that I sprayed with chalkboard paint on mine. Love this idea, though!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Ooooh. I am cricut-less as well and always covet all the projects I see on blogs...great lettering you did there!

Jessi said...

I have 2 of these jars at home that I emptied out last night and have on teh counter, waiting to be repurposed. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I too am without a cricut. Somehow I've manage to live without one ha! Your jar looks great, you did a wonderful job. I'd never about the "1".

Cheers!
Tina

Destination Seaborn said...

That is so cute! Nice job! Lisa

theteo5 said...

So here's something funny about the jar...my daughter who is 7 (and like every 7 year old is very literal-especially with spelling) came to me a few days ago and said "why does that jar in your bathroom say no one?" Tee hee...kids!

R. said...

i love the jars! super cute!

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