Boy it doesn’t look like much there does it? It was right out of the 1970s and was in need of a new home. I first painted the entire thing with an off white paint from DecoArt. The lid received a coat of the same color paint just a very light coat. Then it was time to paint that decorative detail on the front.
I printed out an extra large copy of the PB version and grabbed my graphite paper. I traced the PB image right onto the front of my canister using the graphite paper. No it is not perfect but the lines are close enough for me to paint in a facsimile of the original.
I play around with blues and blacks until I landed on a paint color I loved. I then started filling in the lines I made on my canister with paint. I kept my picture of the original version close at hand and tried to mimic the brush strokes. The writing at the very bottom was hardest of all. I actually traced the letters with a blue fine line marker before painting them.
I am using my Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister to store the dog’s treats. Stay tuned tomorrow as I show you where this one ended up and the changes I have made in my kitchen organization.
I am a member of the DecoArt core blogger program and I have been compensated for my participation. However the project and opinions are all my own.
Angie, It looks fabulous. I actually prefer yours over the PB one!!! Good job!
I love this idea. I think I’ll do a couple using small canisters and put them on my mantle. Love your blog.
I like yours better!!!!! Wonderful job!
I like yours better than the PB version. 🙂
I love when you can recreate things for less than half of the cost of the original!
It looks great!! 🙂 Did you seal it with anything when you were done?
Angie, What a wonderful job you did! I think yours looks older and more authentic than the PB version.
Well, that is just too cute!
Great way to store the treats…
I have a similar set up in my kitchen…only my dogs treats are disguised as FOLGER’S Coffee! My dogs are THAT SMART. 😛
its ok but the lid does not fit tight…and if I were to use it..I’d be VERY particular about that ! I like to PB size better!!
That really really looks great! Pinned it!!!
I actually prefer yours anyway, looks stunning, great job.x
This looks wonderful! It turned out so nice! Thanks so much for sharing.
Leave being able to reproduce the Pottery Barn item so closely to you Angie.You did great job. Could sure have fooled me. Was wondering how you would reproduce Chilton mark on bottom, great job.
So fun to reproduce an expensive item. Can’t imagine paying that much for dog treat holder.
Thanks Jane! I still love this project!