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Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

I hope you have had a great week! It seems that my week has just flown by and I feel like I have not gotten done what I set out to do…..do you have weeks like that? I find it incredibly frustrating and it makes my mind whirl a million miles a minute thinking about all that I still have to do and the little time I have left. I had another project to share with you today but unfortunately I have encountered a slight hiccup and I need to re-think what I am doing. I know I need to come at it a different way and for me to do that I have to put space between me and the project or I will get really annoyed and either cry or want to throw it against a wall……neither is a good thing……so it gets pushed to the side for the moment. Instead I get to share this Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off which is something I have wanted to do for months but just never got round to it.

Ideas come to me in all sorts of ways, a lot of the time it is when I am shopping (either in person or online). In this case I was shopping at one of my favourite places here in Australia……Bed Bath N Table…..they sell lots of stuff you don’t need but must have…..also known as knick knacks! At Easter time when I was shopping for discounted Easter Decorations I came across these white resin wall carvings….they looked a little cheap but were well priced and I knew with a little paint and imagination I could make them look better.

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

When I got home I remembered an image I had pinned from Restoration Hardware.

I knew it would be easy to recreate these with a little wood and paint. So I bought some MDF and Wood Trim.

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

I cut the MDF in a square that would fit each of the carvings and the wood trim.

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

I cut the trim with mitered corners and then glued and nailed these onto the MDF board. I then glued the carvings in the center.

The next step I didn’t take photos of as it wasn’t really necessary. To make it all look like wood and get the colours right I knew I would need to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. What is great about chalk paint is that it is really thick and can add texture to your work quite easily if you need it to, this is why this type of paint is perfect for a project like this. First I painted one solid coat of Country Grey over each framed wall carvings making sure to get into all the grooves. I let this dry and mixed up one part Country Grey with one part Scandinavian Pink (this gave me that slight pinky-cream colour you can see in the original). I used this custom colour to brush on all the areas I planned to distress and let it dry. I then did a final coat of Pure White, you want to do just one coat as you want to see the colours below. Just before the paint was dry I brush back over it so that it would mimic the grain of wood. Once it was completely dry I distressed just like my inspiration photo.

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

Colour Saturated Life | Restoration Hardware Wall Carving Knock Off

I haven’t quite decided where exactly to hang them yet but when I do I will make sure to take some more photos! Cause really this isn’t over done with photos at all! Now if I can just find all that time I seemed to have mislaid this week I can get some more projects finished. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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29 comments

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  • Krista - October 18, 2015 - 12:34 am

    These are gorgeous – such an incredible knock off!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Nathey - October 14, 2015 - 3:38 am

    This is such a clever idea and they turned out soooooooo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Aniko @PlaceOfMyTaste - October 13, 2015 - 11:54 pm

    Love this knock off and your styling is fantastic! xoReplyCancel

  • Amy W - October 13, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    So pretty! I love how these turned out.ReplyCancel

  • Shelby - August 29, 2015 - 2:15 am

    LOVEEE this project! I have been looking for a decorative square or rectangle piece to add dimension to my guest bedroom shelves…I think I found my solution. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 29, 2015 - 10:44 pm

      Thanks Shelby! So glad I can be an inspiration for you, you have to send me pics if you do something like this I would love to see it!ReplyCancel

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  • Kelly - August 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    Girl! You never cease to amaze me… You are so incredibly talented!! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration2. You’re being featured this week at the par-tay. xoReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 29, 2015 - 10:47 pm

      You are too sweet Kelly! Thanks for featuring me you are such a sweetheart!ReplyCancel

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  • Amy | Canary Street Crafts - August 27, 2015 - 9:31 am

    These are fantastic! Absolutely love the way they turned out!ReplyCancel

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  • Creatively Homespun - August 17, 2015 - 11:38 pm

    These are great!! Love this look!! Pinning for the Master Reno!! Thanks for linking up at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! xo!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus - August 17, 2015 - 9:59 pm

    LOVE how these turned out! Awesome job!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 20, 2015 - 8:15 pm

      Thanks Ashley you are so sweet to say that! xoReplyCancel

  • Karen - August 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm

    This is sooo smart! I am doing this ASAP!
    I would love for you to stop by and share this at our weekly Something to Talk About link party that starts every Monday morning!
    KarenReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 20, 2015 - 8:14 pm

      If you do you have to send me a pic! Thanks for stopping by Karen.ReplyCancel

  • Bharati - August 17, 2015 - 3:24 pm

    These turned out so pretty Gilly! better than the inspiration, awesome job!!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 20, 2015 - 8:14 pm

      Thanks Bharati so sweet of you to say.ReplyCancel

  • Distressed Wood Wall Carvings - August 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

    […] Gilly from Colour Saturated Life never disappoints with her knock offs. They always look they came straight from the pages from a catalog, and these wall carvings are no different! Gilly was out shopping when she found some resin carvings that looked a little on the cheap side. However, Gilly knew they had the potential to look so much better. She mounted the carvings, framed them out, and then gave them a distressed finish with chalk paint. Aren’t they beautiful?!? […]ReplyCancel

  • Naomi @ Plaster & Disaster - August 17, 2015 - 12:52 am

    So pretty, Gilly! They look better than the inspiration, IMHO. I bet this project could be done on a large scale, too, using ceiling medallions. It would be so fun to have the mix of large and small over an entire wall!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 20, 2015 - 8:12 pm

      I actually thought that when I was making them and forgot to mention it in the post! Yes, ceiling medallions would work perfectly! Thanks Naomi!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie | anderson + grant - August 15, 2015 - 3:36 am

    My entire summer has been like your week of time flying by and getting nothing done. The feelings of summer being over are starting to set in and I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped.

    But on a more positive note…..These carvings are gorgeous! I love how cohesive the group of three different size and shape medallions took together. And they make me really regret not buying the two that I saw at the thrift store over the weekend 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 20, 2015 - 8:20 pm

      As long as you spent time with your family I think you summer would have been well spent. Don’t you just hate it when you regret purchasing something, happens to me too! I still dream about one sideboard I missed out on!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - August 14, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Those are gorgeous! I want them! Hope you have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - August 14, 2015 - 11:00 pm

      Thanks Sally, have a great weekend too! xoReplyCancel