Pottery Barn Dupe

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Pottery Barn Celeste Sculpture

Happy Wednesday! Today is the DIY Challenge and we are making a high end dupe! Me? Well, I found the cutest little sculpture and fell in love with it. Until I saw the price tag of $149.00! That’s a hard pass. I still loved it. The more I got to looking at it, I decided to try and make it. So today I’m sharing a Pottery Barn dupe of their Celeste Brass Sculpture!

DIY challenge High End Dupes

Before we get started, I want to thank Terrie from Decorate And More With Tip for always thinking up the best challenges each month! She’s our head cat wrangler … I mean hostess and she always does a fantastic job.

Also, if you are coming here from Shae’s at Sweet Southern Grace, welcome and thanks so much for dropping by!

Now let’s get started!

supplies to make sculpture

Supplies

Here is a list of the supplies you will need just in case you want to make a mini sculpture for yourself:

Tumbling Tower Game

Wood Glue

Metallic gold paint

paint brush

Sandpaper

Wood filler

wooden L

Step 1

Glue the wooden tower blocks together.

I started by making 4 large “L’s” using 10 blocks total.

Just glue them end to end using wood glue.

Then stack one L on top of the other and glue.

Do this to the other two L’s and once the glue has dried you will have 2 L’s.

 

wooden L

Step 2

Next, I made 2 small “L’s” using 3 wooden blocks.

Again, glue them end to end.

Step 3

To hide the seems of the wooden pieces I used a wood filler.

As I was adding the filler over the seams it occurred to me by covering the entire piece with the wood filler I would be creating the texture that the original piece has.

So I smeared the filler all over the piece, leaving the ends clean to make sure that they glued to the other pieces evenly.

Let dry, lightly sand.

Step 4

Once this was done, looking at the picture for placement I started cutting the small connecting pieces and glueing my sculpture together.

glued wooden pieces

gluing wooden blocks together

This part isn’t exact as the tumbler game pieces aren’t the exact width or length to each other.

I would glue one area together, then measure the length I needed to cut my wooden pieces to join the next “L” to the previous one.

sawing wooden blocks

To cut the wooden blocks, I used one of these small saws.

It’s one of my favorite tools!

Painting the wooden sculpture

Step 5

All that’s left to do is paint my sculpture gold!

I love this metallic paint.

It goes on smooth and easy, covers extremely well for a metallic and has a beautiful gold finish.

Ta Da! My Pottery Barn dupe, the Celeste “brass” sculpture is finished!

Is it perfect?

No, it is not.

But it’s perfect enough for me considering that it cost me well under $10.00!

$10.00 instead of $149.00?

That’s a win in my book!

Pottery Barn Dupe Sculpture

Now please join me in visiting the other DIY Challenge participants to see what high end dupes that they have created! I’ll list them below so that it will be easy for you to visit.

Terrie's project

Teresa's flowering tree
Emily's lamp shade

 

Until next time….

Tammy

 

Pottery Barn Dupe

 

Tammy from Patina and Paint

12 Comments

  1. Oh my word that is brilliant .. I’ll definitely be using your tutorial to make this .. Great job and looks perfect to me..
    it blends in well with your table styling , beautiful!!
    Teresa!

  2. Tammy what an amazing home decor piece you created for pennies compared to the original sculpture. I love it! Isn’t it fun to create?? The piece styles so perfectly in your home. Great job!

    1. Thanks Shae. Normally, I’d think it was a little modern for me, but I’m trying to branch out with new things.

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