Pottery Barn Knock off~Dino Art


 
 Image I used to trace
(Well my printer is broken so I had to free hand it)

This project took less than 2 hrs and was FREE! 
Items used:
Old Burlap rug, paint, pine board,glue


I traced the dino on the back of an old rug with a sharpie, 
cut it out and painted it!
 My hubby has a stash of wood pieces in the garage.
I found a perfect piece of 24"x36" pine board
(Hope he wasn't saving it for anything..hehehe)
I raided my paint closet and found some white and brown.
I first painted a thin layer of white.....I wanted some of the wood to show through without having to sand.
Then I painted on a brown wash 
(water with a few drops of brown paint)
and wiped it off with a dry rag.
I went with the grain of the wood.
I then used the brown to put a few spots on my dino and dry brushed some brown on the edges and a few areas on the board.
Then I just glued my dino to the board with some gorilla glue.
  I LOVE the 3-D effect and the frayed torn edges.
I'm telling you the pictures just don't do this dino justice! 

Check out all the places I party!
The DIY Show Off

70 comments:

Bella said...

Holy moly, you are gonna link this up to my party right??? My son is only OBSESSED with dinos, and this is so flippin awesome,,,, woo hoo.

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT....
Now cna you show me how to make a trex, and triceratops, veloceraptor and about 20 others, lol.

Hugs.

Bella :)

Sherrie said...

This turned out really cool!

~Krista~ said...

I recently found your blog and I love it, I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! Check it out at itsalwayscrafttime.blogspot.com. You definitely deserve it!!

QueenB said...

OMG Awesome job!! I mean it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Stopping by from Mailbox Monday- I'm here to email subscribe but can't find the option :o( I am a new GFC follower

www.mamalovesherbargains.com

amazey said...

That turned out so great!!! You are so talented.

mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings said...

Love it! And what a way to save some serious moolah. To be honest- I like your dino way better than the PB one. I found you on Tatertots and Jello!

Jennifer B. said...

Wow....

I just finished this for my daughter's room...
http://kidsonthegrand.com/2011/02/20/easy-decor-for-kids-rooms/

I have a nephew who's all dino and I think I just found enough inspiration here for me to help with his room!

Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Just found your blog.. Love all your fun ideas.

April Thomas said...

found you on the hop! Come see me!
www.haydencouponmom.blogspot.com

Grandma Bonnie said...

New follower from Where are you Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you follow back.
http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com

Froggy said...

I'm here from Mailbox Monday and while I can't find an e-mail subscribe option I am now following via GFC. Please consider adding an e-mail subscribe option because that's how I keep up with most blogs and I am now in love with your blog. I read your love story and omg, how fun! It happens when you least expect it, right?

Melissa AKA Froggy
A little of this A little of that...
http://darwinsfrg.blogspot.com

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

New follower on the wednesday blog hop. Will you follow me at
http://imnotatrophywife.com
laura

Kerri said...

New follower on GFC and Twitter
My blog is
http://raisingthreesavvyladies.blogpsot.com and my twitter handle is @SavvyMomNYC

CK said...

Ohhhh! What a great idea! LOVE IT!

Judy said...

What a great knock-off. Yours is even better than the original. Thanks for linking up to Winter Blues Wednesday. Hope to see you again next week.

Christine said...

Love all of your ideas! So inspired! :)

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

THIS IS AWESOME! I LOVE IT!

new follower from welcome wednesday! hope you'll stop by my blog!
http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/

Maggie said...

oh my you did an excellent job freehand, this is great not only for a boy home, but a library as well.

Don't forget to add this project in our linking party where every Wednesday we showcase projects for our readers to discover.
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/colours-of-spring-be-inspired-linking.html
Thank you,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Loree said...

LOVE THIS..you did an amazing job! New follower, stop by my blog http://sewchicblogdesign.blogspot.com/ when you have a chance!

James E. said...

I like your creativity,it's really
awesome!.
thanks for sharing..

Jodie said...

This is fantastic! You did an amazing job!

Jodie

Jenn said...

That looks amazing! Great job!

Marianne said...

That is such a cool project. I wonder if my dinosaur crazy girl would like to have something like this in her new room next year. I will have to keep this in mind for her then.
Thank you for sharing.

AmieAnn said...

Oh my freaking gosh! I Love, love, love this! It's awesome and I am soo in love with burlap right now! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

Sugar said...

ohhh I just love this!!!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Soo cute. You did a great job!!!

Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

Handmade Crafts Done While RVing said...

ok enough is enough.... You need to start a business and decorate kids rooms - dang your good and the killer is you make it look easy... Hey do you do RV's? LOVE your blog

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Great idea! It turned out fabulously! PB has such fabulous items to try to recreate.
Thanks for linking up!

Nan said...

Hi, following you from MBC. Very cute - great job!

Gale said...

Very cool! You should enter this in the Knock-Off Party at Homebody Holly! :-)


http://www.homebodyholly.com/2011/02/knock-off-party.html

Mama.Mommy.Mom. said...

Such a cute project!

Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you'll do the same :-)

jamie@mamamommymom

Amanda said...

Looks amazing, great job!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

Love this dino - so very cute!!!

The Crypto-Capers Series said...

I am following you through the blog hop. Please return the follow at http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com
www.reneeahand.com
Thanks!
Renee

Holly said...

That's so cute! I love that you used an old rug...very resourceful. Thanks for joining my party :)

stephaniegiese said...

Visiting from Homebody Holly. I love the texture yours has from the rug! The other ladies are right, yours is WAY better than the PB one & your sure can't beat the price!

Mommy 2.0 said...

Wow!! Great ideas! I am stopping by from Follow Me Friday and I am a new follower!
Hope you have a chance to stop by and follow Mommy 2.0

Melinda said...

This is too funny! LOL. I did this same thing for my son a few days ago. I will have to post pics now. lol. His birthday is in July and we are doing his entire room like the PB theme. We are buying the bedding from them, but that mural was a CRAZY price! So, I did 3 of my own. lol. Great job! Yours is way better than mine. lol. I did mine with canvasas that I had from High School and crayola paint pens. lol.

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

Nice work! This looks great! :)

Meg said...

Looks awesome! I love it when a project comes together like that! Especially a PB one!

Melissa said...

THIS IS SO CUTE!
I am thinking of doing Dino's in my little guys room!
Love it!
Melissa
TheCre8tiveOutlet.blogspot.com

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable! What an amazing job you did and I totally think it looks better than the original. Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! We hope to see much more of you in the future!
Vanessa

shannon said...

Love it! My 4year old would love it too:)
www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

This is amazing! What a great idea! I will have to save it for when my little monkey gets a little bit older and into dinosaurs. He'd love the texture (he's such a texture fiend!). I'm so glad you linked it up at While He Was Napping, Thank You!

Christina said...

oh what a CUTE dino! And FREE?! PERFECT!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

Alaina said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Great job!!! I think I may have to copy! ;)

Jamie said...

That turned out great. Don't forget to join me Monday for the party.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

LOVE this...my son is obsessed with dinosaurs...as is every 4 year old i think. I am jumping over from the blog hop. You have some great ideas...I am one of your newest followers...stop by my blog if you get a chance..

www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

AMAZING!

Tammy said...

I have a party on Wednesday called Anything Goes, I would love it you shared this.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Thanks Tammy

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love that you used a rug!
super job!
gail

MessyMissy said...

I know a munchkin who would *adore* that. So cute!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess!! One project from each party will be featured on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:
http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess-2.html

Jana said...

Turned out so great!!

Jenn Erickson said...

Michell, thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17! I love the way you used items you already had around the house to make a piece of art that's even better than the original! Jenn

Jenn Erickson said...

Michell, thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17! I love the way you used items you already had around the house to make a piece of art that's even better than the original! Jenn

HollyCraft Originals said...

I am loving this!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Super cute idea, Michell! I like the 3-D effect, too. That's a great reuse of the rug and the stashed wood - and a lot cheaper than PB, no doubt. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. Please include my link in your Thursday party list.

Hope to see you for "Funny Faux Pas Follies," as well.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

too darn cute. i love this sweet dino!

Jen said...

I absolutely love this! And free - nice job! Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week!

adrienzgirl said...

I found you over at Holly's place for Tickled Pink. I have a son who adores dinosaurs. I LOVE this and think I could actually replicate it! Thanks for this idea!!!

Anonymous said...

I found your sight via Craftzine.com. In the same day they had an app for Ipad that allowed the use of virtual wood blocks. Made me wonder if you could have used your creation to work as stamp to make paint or ink dinos for others.

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...
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Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

Darn it, missed those closing quotation marks! Sorry for the double post. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I featured this today! I'd love for you to come grab a button. They are in the sidebar. Thanks for linking up last week! Hope to see you again this week!

Leasa said...

I love it. The frayed edges are a perfect touch. I may have to find a way to do this with a boat for my boys room.

The DIY Show Off said...

Michell - I love your creative mind. This is awesome. Super cute! Simple and different and so fun! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

Have a wonderful week!
Roeshel

Its Sew For You said...

Cute, Cute Cute! Love the rusticy look! Thanks for sharing!

Bliss Images said...

This is great! I JUST saw this in my Pottery Barn Kids catalog and have it earmarked for a future project...waiting to find out the sex of my baby on the way, and if it's a boy, I am totally trying this. Awesome job! New blogger from blissimagesandbeyond. :-)

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of PB inspired projects on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-pb-inspired-projects/

If you would like to share the Craft Gossip love and show your visitors you've been featured, you can grab a button here!
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Holly said...

Thanks for joining the Knock-Off Party!

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