Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pottery Barn Craziness

Oh Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn . . . why do you do it to me?













In case you're not sure which object in these photos I adore, let me show you a close up view.





Yes . . . the bird's nest chargers which are selling for $16 each.

Six chargers = $96.

So, I called my friend Lori to have her ask her husband Kelby (who knows everything), where I could get some grapevines.

One week later, these were in my living room.



Last night, I had trouble getting them all to fit in my bathtub to soak (not to mention I was making a big mess).  I kept going into the bathroom every half hour and rearranging them so that every inch of them would get wet.  I took one out and tried to bend it, but it broke.  It was clear to me that these were going to need to soak much longer than I had originally thought . . .

and people need to take showers in my house . . .


and my upstairs shower isn't complete yet.


 Jason, who hates messes, came up with the genius idea of putting them in a garbage can and filling it with water.  This way, they could soak for an extended period of time.  God, I love that man.

So there I was, standing in my kitchen at 11 o'clock at night with a big garbage can full of grapevines.


I got to thinking . . .  maybe $96 isn't so much to pay after all.


16 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This table is beautiful!

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  2. I'm sure you can do it ;)
    Don't know why the rest of that didn't show up on my first comment...

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  3. You can do it!!! :) And $96 is too much to pay! Can't wait to see em -- they are gorgeous in PB...

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  4. You lust after the charges; I'll lust over the plates. I've been lusting over those plates for months now. Sigh. I can't wait to see how your chargers come out!

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  5. The Pottery Barn catalogue is a blessing - and a curse around my house! Too many things I'd love to try.
    Susan

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  6. if they don't work out, i'm doing a pottery barn $25 giftcard give-away on my blog next week. :) at least it would help.

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  7. My motto:
    Try.
    If all else fails...
    Buy.

    Deborah

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  8. Love these chargers!!! Let us know how they turn out-I'm sure they'll be great :)

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  9. See there would be no personal satisfaction for the $96 ones - this way you get to pat yourself on the back when yours are done (and get a couple of blog posts out of it).

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  10. uuuh that table is to die for...itll be worth all the work!

    (stopping by from SITS)

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  11. Hahaha! Hilarious! But if anyone can pull it off (even better than the original), it's you. Can't wait to see the reveal! I absolutely love those chargers.

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  12. Wow - you all believe in me far more than I believe in myself! Thanks for the support. I will let you know how they turn out!

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  14. Your blog is WAY cute. I am a follower and love the Pottery Barn goodness you highlight!! I love decorating too. Thanks for the cute blog! Stopping by from NFF.

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  15. svinch@twcny.rr.comApril 10, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Hahah I beleive if you put your mind to it you can make these chargers and they will not come anywhere near $96. You have the imagination, and you can do it!

    Bending wood is never easy...but it can be done.

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  16. When I'm in a grapevine making mood, I soak them in a small kiddie swimming pool. Works great.

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