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Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Knockoff

By Adrienne Boswell @chiccalifornia1
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Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Knockoff

Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Print Knockoff

I love it when a new catalog comes in the mail. I’m always inspired by the displays and styling and I often find myself creating similar looks in my own home. And of course one of my go to catalogs is the Pottery Barn catalog.  I also always find something I must have, like when I saw this Roman Numeral Framed Print.

Roman Number Print form Pottery Barn

 Pottery Barn

I just thought it was a really cool piece that would be a great addition to a gallery wall or display in my home. And then I saw the price! $299! Um, no.  This was going to have to be a DIY project all the way. My version, less than $10.


I had a few boards that my neighbor gave me after they removed a built in book shelf and it seemed just the right size to make a similar sign.

Pottery Barn Hack

I love the distressed look of the Roman Numerals on the PB original. So I opted to use some black chalkboard paint on the base coat to give me the same look.

Pottery Barn Knockoff by Chic California

Then I sized and cut out the letters using my new Cricut Explore and some vinyl. (I’m loving this little machine by the way!) I happened to have pink vinyl so I went with it. I know that some people use contact paper as a less expensive alternative to the vinyl and that would be a great option here too.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Roman Numeral Print

Once I had the vinyl letters placed, I painted over everything with 2 coats of Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Creamy. I used Milk Paint because I wanted a nice matte finish on this sign and I wanted it to look a bit rustic.

Pottery Barn Knockoff by Chic California

I peeled off the letters and distressed the sign a bit with some sandpaper.

Roman Numeral Print KnockoffPottery Barn Roman Numerals Art Hack

Pottery Barn Roman Numeral Art Print Knockoff

I now have the perfect vintage style sign to layer in to my decor without the Pottery Barn price.


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