Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock-Off

Generally speaking when I do my furniture makeovers I don’t “copy” people, I like to be unique and do my own thing, but there are always exceptions to the rule. In this case I fell in love with this industrial style dresser I found on Pottery Barn Kids. It seems this is no longer available and even if it was we don’t have Pottery Barn in Australia so chances of me ever actually owning it were pretty slim to start with! (apparently we do have Pottery Barn here, who knew? Obviously some shopping needs to be done now!)

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So I decided to create my own Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock-Off! This one appears to be made of metal, like lockers, but mine would be made of wood. This is what I started with:

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Knock-Off

Now I know you are thinking this looks nothing like it! Well I removed the mirror and the backboard thing that the mirror attaches to (technical term!) and the handles. I then painted the outside with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Typewriter and the interior of the drawers with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Finally, I added new metal handles that I had Spray Painted Matte Black and the finishing touch was hand painting the numbers on the drawers.

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Pottery Barn Industrial Dresser Knock Off

I know it is not exactly the same but I think I got pretty close and I kinda love this look….what do you think? It is amazing what a little bit of paint can do to a piece of furniture, I am always surprised by the transformation. I see it in a little boys room as it has a very masculine look about it. This is definitely a look I would love in my own home so I might do something similar on another project!

Now for some blog news….for anyone interested in my furniture makeovers I am about to start a series showing my complete process in making over furniture. I have had some requests from readers to give you an insight into the process so that is what you are getting. I will also be showing you how I get perfect lines on pieces like my recent Trophy Sideboard Makeover. You can expect the first part of this series next week so look out for that and make sure your sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss a thing! Hope you are having a wonderful week, see you Friday!



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  • Sherrie - May 25, 2016 - 8:52 am

    Love your pottery barn kids industrial dresser knock off. I’d love to know where you found your hardware for the pulls?ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - June 19, 2015 - 1:19 am

    I love the look! I’m a sucker for anything numbered and your transformation here is outstanding! You do such great work:)ReplyCancel

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  • Industrial Locker Dresser Makeover - May 26, 2015 - 10:00 pm

    […] Gilly from Colour Saturated Life says she usually likes to do her own thing when it comes to refabbing furniture pieces. However, in this case, an industrial style dresser from Pottery Barn Kids caught her eye, and Gilly couldn’t resist a knock off! Gilly started off with a dresser-mirror combo that honestly looked like it could have come straight from your grandmother’s house, but she worked her magic to give it a sleek, industrial look. I am in love with the finished product! […]ReplyCancel

  • […] One of the benefits of doing furniture makeovers is the leftover bits…..some are just rubbish but sometimes you can take something that would otherwise go to the junk pile and make it into something beautiful instead. As you know I have a slight addiction to typographical art and after making this DIY Vintage Sign for my Easter decor this year I fell in love with having this new splash of colour in my kitchen. It would be kinda weird for me to continue having an Easter Sign up after Easter, so while I loved it, it had to go. Now my kitchen was sad and bereft of colour. So I figured I would make another sign to bring the colour back! I didn’t actually have a budget for the wood I would need for the sign so I went foraging in the shed and came up with this mirror I had removed from this dresser. […]ReplyCancel

  • misty - April 27, 2015 - 4:12 am

    Another beautiful makeover! Seriously, I am drooling over all of your pieces! Great job! I love that you use MMSMP 🙂 Isn’t it great??!ReplyCancel

  • Christie - March 27, 2015 - 3:52 am

    Your stuff always looks great! You are so talented. :)Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 27, 2015 - 2:48 pm

      Thank you so much Christie, so sweet of you to say 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Theresa @DearCreatives - March 20, 2015 - 9:15 am

    Love the pottery barn knock off! Looks stunning. I’d love to find a piece of furniture like that to redo. I’ve done a few projects but, am looking for more to revamp.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 25, 2015 - 12:04 pm

      Good luck with your search Theresa, thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

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  • Katie @ Upcycled Treasures - March 20, 2015 - 1:35 am

    I love this transformation! You are making it very difficult for me NOT to stalk your site, haha. Thanks for sharing at The Makers! Pinned 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 25, 2015 - 12:05 pm

      That has been my evil plan all along Katie! Haha!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah J - March 20, 2015 - 1:32 am

    Popping over from Totally Terrific Tuesday =) It’s beautiful! I wish I had the space to 1)do pieces that that 2) house said pieces once they were finished. Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Table & Hearth - March 20, 2015 - 12:01 am

    I am obsessed with this! I love how masculine it is, while still being rustic. Your perfect weathering with those sleek handles is perfection 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Breanna - March 19, 2015 - 11:43 am

    This is AMAZING!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 25, 2015 - 12:06 pm

      Thanks Bre, any compliment for you is a HUGE deal for me, you projects are flawless!ReplyCancel

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  • Emmie Capson - March 18, 2015 - 2:42 am

    Love everything about this!ReplyCancel

  • Kyla @HouseOfHipsters - March 18, 2015 - 2:40 am

    This is soooo good!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi @ Chatfield Court - March 17, 2015 - 3:45 pm

    Great makeover! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Draven - March 17, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    Love the way this turned out! MMS’s “typewriter” has always caught my eye on pieces, and this one does it proud! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • sandi - March 15, 2015 - 2:30 am

    Love your piece!! Never would have thought to use those long handles, but they really uplevel the overall look. And I like how you painted the inside drawers, too. Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Last Minute Lynn - March 14, 2015 - 9:29 am

    I have to say, I like yours more than the one you were emulating!ReplyCancel

  • kristin - March 13, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Oh wow, what a stunning makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Darrielle Tennenbaum - March 13, 2015 - 1:19 am

    Well done-what a gorgeous dresser!ReplyCancel

  • Sophia - March 12, 2015 - 8:57 am

    Seriously. this is fantastic!!

  • chelsea jacobs - March 12, 2015 - 5:40 am

    This turned out so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kate from Handmadesensations.blogspot.com - March 11, 2015 - 11:46 pm

    I love it! Great job as always 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Burlap and Sawdust - March 11, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    I love this!! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • UnderTheCat - March 11, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Hi Gilly,

    Just wanted to let you know we do actually have pottery barn in Australia… not sure for how long but I recently discovered them while looking for something [potterybarn.com.au].ReplyCancel

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