Monday, July 2, 2012

Pottery Barn Knock Off Letter Bin





I have always wanted to have a letter bin organizer in my kitchen.  Sometimes our counter becomes the catch all place for the mail and other items.  I have had my eye on a few over the years and I have always loved the one that Pottery Barn had sold. Here is the Pottery Barn version:
It's currently on sale for $44 instead of the original price of $54.  I have never been so in love to spend the original or the sale price. But, yesterday I hit up the Goodwill across the street from my office and found a similar letter bin. Here is it before I changed it up a bit:


This solid wood piece from Target (as it told me on the back) was for sale for $5.  I couldn't pass it up.  Later that night I pulled out some leftover black spray paint and gave the letter bin a fresh look.
Then I found some metallic spray paint that I forgotten that I had and sprayed the hardware with coat of that.
Here is the finished product for only $5 total cost because I used supplies that I already had. I'm excited to have this in our kitchen now, and this means that Rob has a new place to stash his stuff. ;)







33 comments:

  1. Genius! I have always wanted one of those too

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  2. What the What? You are sooo clever! Look at this- it is perfect! This is a great knock off -- too cute!!

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  3. Pretty clever, and its a great knock off, great job! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you like my two toned charmer buffet. It's great to received feedback!

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  4. And this is why I love Goodwill. You never know what you are going to stumble upon and be able to transform into something spectacular. I love your version and for $5 it's WAY better than the PB one.

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  5. Great idea! I'm amazed at how awesome this looks. What a can of spraypaint can't fix.

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  6. What a great find Megan! The black paint totally transformed it!! Good job!

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  7. Now that was a great find! And you gave it the perfect update! Cute and functional - how perfect is that!

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  8. Love knock-offs! Great idea. Found you through Tip Junkie.
    Thanks!
    Becca
    diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

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  9. That looks great! Glad you were able to find what you were looking for...for 50 bucks less!! :)

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  10. fabulous idea! I have always loved that letter bin

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  11. Great find! I always love to find something I've been wanting at a bargain. Great job and if your hubbie is like mine it will be full in no time. lol Have a great 4th.

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  12. What a great remake! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  13. Very cute! I'm sure these bins will get much use. Love them.

    I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime!

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  14. Very nice. I think I like yours better than the original! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

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  15. Such a cute find!

    Dropping by from At the Picket Fence.

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  16. This is great...and love that price! :) Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters

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  17. What an awesome idea! My kitchen, too is a catch all for mail and junk an it drives me nuts. I've wanted to do the Exact same thing. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  18. You did a FABULOUS job!!! WOW!! I would sooo love to have some at my place!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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  19. I like yours better! It has more dimension and shape! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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  20. Turned out great! We all need a place to stash our stuff so the counter doesn't get to cluttered. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  21. BOO! Why didn't I see this post sooner? I just splurged and bought the letter bin from PB :( The one you made is totally cute!

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  22. Loving this! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  23. I have that bins sister (mine has three spaces and I got it at goodwill!) love the way it looks black!

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  24. How clever you are, I do believe I like yours better and not just the price:) I am so glad you painted the hardware and replaced it. Very professional. Thank you for sharing this cool idea at Freedom Fridays:)

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  25. Great find and even better makover! I wish my Goodwill had cool stuff like this. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you again for tomorrown's party.

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  26. Love this!!! Great score!! :) Thanks so much for partying at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week! I hope to see you again soon! :)

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  27. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. We're featuring you on our blog tomorrow!

    ~Jenn
    housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com

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