Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pottery Barn Knock Off

 My grandson will soon be four and is really into pirates. I saw this picnic table in Pottery Barn catalog and loved it ... but the price, not so much.

I was so excited when  I found one  very similar at Anna White's blog . She is so talented and has the neatest things. If you haven't visited her site fix yourself a snack and go on over... you'll be there a while. I want to try every project she has.

Mr. Vintage and I decided to give it a whirl. I printed out the materials list and we were off to Lowe's.

I will admit, at this stage I was really nervous but we pushed on. Mr. Vintage was smart enough to label the pieces as we cut. That really saved us a lot of time and headaches later.

I added  6 inches to the height and 8 inches to the length to give him a little grow room!

All assembled and ready to be painted.

Instead of adding an umbrella, his sports a pirate flag.

I think I feel a new hobby coming on. Move over Bob the Builder... here I come!

Thanks for dropping by. I hope all of you have a fun, safe, Memorial Day week-end!

I'm linking this post to the following parties:
Show and Tell at Romantic Home
Thrifty Things Friday at Thrifty Groove
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Transformations and Treasures at The Pink Postcard


  1. Wow, that is super AWESOME! What a great job you did building that. Love it! Thanks for the blog visit and comment love :)

  2. Wow! That is so cool. The kids will love that! He'll remember you building that his entire life. So cool!

  3. What a super job you both did. This is adorable.

  4. Well there's going to be one happy pirate at your place. Mr. Vintage! WAY TO GO! There'll be no walking the plank for you.
    AAARRRGGG...I mean Blessings to your weekend ;-)

  5. Oh my goodness, how cute is that!!!! GREAT job Mr & Mrs Vintage!! You will be THE coolest grandparents EVER!!! ;0)

  6. Hey y'all! Blogger has lost all of my followers. Please don't be offended. Hopefully they will get them back up. Have a good day!

  7. I wish Cranky King was as talented as Mr. V with the tools and things. I love the little pirate ship table. Thanx for sharing. Tiffany

  8. OMG! I LOVE this! You guys did a great job making this. I like your better than PB! It really turned out wonderful Annette! thank you for joining TTF and have a great Memorial weekend!

  9. You guys rocked this project! Excellent outcome! I wish I was small again, I would be visiting your backyard for sure! Love the pirate flag over the umbrella. I am a Captain Jack fan and love the pirate theme for kids. I like your choice of paint colors better than the PB one.
    You are going to be having all the kids in the neighborhood drooling!
    You should make a couple more to sell to pay for your project! I am sure they would sail right out of your garage as fast as you could say Aye, matey!
    Hugs- Tete

  10. This is so cute, I can't even believe it! I think this is the 1st time I've seen this type of "spin" on a picnic table.

  11. Oh my goodness! This would be perfect in G's beachy playroom! I haven't seen that at PB, but you've got my wheels turning. That's the problem with decorating... too many great ideas, never enough space. :)

    Thanks for the blog comment. I'm your newest follower!

  12. PS- I'm pinning this idea so I can come back to it later, hopefully.

  13. oh wow, what a great project! You did a wonderful job with this. Bet your grandson will absolutely love it.

  14. You really have something to be proud of!! I love it.

    Blessings, Debbie

  15. Wow! Now that is impressive! I SO need your skills at my house. :) Great job!

  16. awesome!!! it turned out great and I love the pirate flag. too cute. I hope you send Ana a picture of this- her plans are awesome, and I know she loves seeing people put them into work! thanks so much for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

  17. What a darling idea! My grandkids would love it! I'll add this to my Honey-do list:)


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