Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Knockoff
I love it when a new catalog comes in the mail. I’m always inspired by the displays and styling and I often find myself creating similar looks in my own home. And of course one of my go to catalogs is the Pottery Barn catalog. I also always find something I must have, like when I saw this Roman Numeral Framed Print.
I just thought it was a really cool piece that would be a great addition to a gallery wall or display in my home. And then I saw the price! $299! Um, no. This was going to have to be a DIY project all the way. My version, less than $10.
I had a few boards that my neighbor gave me after they removed a built in book shelf and it seemed just the right size to make a similar sign.
I love the distressed look of the Roman Numerals on the PB original. So I opted to use some black chalkboard paint on the base coat to give me the same look.
Then I sized and cut out the letters using my new Cricut Explore and some vinyl. (I’m loving this little machine by the way!) I happened to have pink vinyl so I went with it. I know that some people use contact paper as a less expensive alternative to the vinyl and that would be a great option here too.
Once I had the vinyl letters placed, I painted over everything with 2 coats of Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Creamy. I used Milk Paint because I wanted a nice matte finish on this sign and I wanted it to look a bit rustic.
I peeled off the letters and distressed the sign a bit with some sandpaper.
I now have the perfect vintage style sign to layer in to my decor without the Pottery Barn price.