Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ballard Designs Wall Plaque Knock Off

I've been working on a really big project for the last couple of weeks, and I finally get to reveal it! I'm guest posting over on Jess's blog today as part of a series called The Sincerest Form of Flattery. It's a joint effort between Craftiness is not Optional and kojo designs, and it's an entire two weeks of knock off projects!

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Today I'm sharing a woodworking tutorial (believe it or not :) on how I knocked off a huge $259 Ballard Designs wall plaque for $75!

Here's the Ballard version...

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And here's mine...


I'm really excited about this one! Go check out the full tutorial over on Craftiness is not Optional!

12 comments:

Chris said...

It looks fabulous, Gwen! Great job.

SANDI said...

Awesome! Love It~

Crafty Girls said...

Super awesome! I am so going to make this! Thanks for the inspiration! I found you from talking to Amy @ Ameroonie Designs. I am your newest follower and can't wait to see more inspiration - but no pressure!

Have a great week!
Irene
lvcraftygirls.blogspot.com

Naturally Carol said...

Wow that was a big project..it turned out really well and looks great on your wall!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Gorgeous Gwen! i love it. Heading over to check out the tutorial!
xoxo,
Amy

kirstin & jordan said...

Seriously, FABULOUS. Oh my goodness! I LOVE it!

Jodi said...

Yours looks great; I even like it better! :) Great job; I am afraid to use power tools, your my idol!! :)

jodi

Lu said...

Gwen, you are awesome! Quite an ambitious and very well-done knock off!

Michele Pacey said...

Holy mackerel, that's a beauty! Checking it out right now!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Great job Gwen! I'm so excited that you did a woodworking project. You are a gal with many talents! Love it!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

wow, I can't tell the difference between the store bought one and yours. Great job!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Awesome! I love yours so much more! Great job! Off to read the tutorial.

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