Are you looking to add a touch of rustic charm to your living space? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will show you how to create this Restoration Hardware dupe – a style aged planter for a fraction of the cost of the original!
- DIY Aged Vase
- DIY Wooden Box
- DIY Framed Crystal Wall Art
DIY Aged Vase
Materials you’ll need:
- A planter pot of your choice (here’s a similar one I used)
- Black Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Ultra Cover in flat black
- Rust-Oleum Painters Touch in clear matte
- A bowl
- A face mask
Don’t want to read? Watch the full video tutorial below or visit my YouTube channel for more helpful content!
Step 1: Prepare Your Planter
Choose a planter that you like, making sure it has a lot of texture and a shape that you are happy with. Clean the planter thoroughly, making sure there is no dirt or debris left on it.
Step 2: Base Coat
Put on your face mask and give the planter a base coat in the color of your choice. In this tutorial, we used black to add contrast to the living room. Make sure you don’t overdo it, as this can result in drips. If you do get any drips, simply wipe them off and start over.
Step 3: First Layer of Dirt
Fill a bowl with dirt, making sure it contains rocks and sand. Rub the dirt all over the planter, getting into every crevice and crack. Make sure you fill in all the texture spots, as this will give the planter more dimension. Lightly dust off any excess dirt with your glove.
Step 4: First Layer of Clear Coat
Once the dirt has been applied, give the planter a good clear matte coat. This will lock in the dirt in all the cracks and crevices.
Step 5: Repeat the Process
Repeat steps 3 and 4 several times until you are happy with the amount of texture on your planter. The more times you repeat the process, the more texture you will have.
Step 6: Purposeful Imperfections
For added character, you can use a larger rock to make purposeful scratches or dents in the planter. This will give the planter a story and make it even more unique.
Step 7: Final Touch
Once you are happy with the amount of dirt and clear coat on your planter, you are done! Fill it with plants and admire your handiwork.
Some quick tips & tricks:
- Choose a pot with texture for a better result
- Clean the pot before painting it with a base color
- Apply a clear coat after every layer of dirt to lock in the texture
- Repeat the process of alternating clear coat and dirt until you achieve the desired look
- Dust off the excess dirt after every layer, but don’t remove too much dirt
- Use a large rock to make purposeful scratches or dents for added character
- Let each layer dry completely before moving on to the next.
Creating an aged planter is a simple and fun DIY project that can add a touch of rustic charm to your home. You can use any type of planter that you like, and the dirt technique is a great way to add texture and dimension. Get creative and have fun with it!
Ready to see more Restoration Hardware dupes you need to try? Keep reading below…
DIY Wooden Box
Decorative wooden boxes are a great way to add some character to your home decor. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create a decorative box. With a few simple tools and materials, you can create a stunning box that will be the perfect addition to your living room or bedroom.
Products you may need for this project:
- Wood box (different sizes available)
- Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Ultra Cover Spray Paint in Flat Black
- Ryobi Jigsaw fitted with fine blade
- Safety glasses
- Wire brushes w/ drill attachment
- 150 grit sandpaper
- Foam roller paint set
- Marker or pencil for drawing keyhole shape
Want a step-by-step video tutorial? Watch the video below or see my YouTube channel for more tutorials just like this!
Preparing the Box
The first step is to find a wood box that you like. Look for one that is real wood and has metal hinges. This type of box is perfect for a DIY project and will give you a solid base to work with. Once you have your box, you’ll need to prepare it by spray painting the hinges with a flat black spray paint. Allow the paint to dry for a few minutes before flipping the box over to paint the other side of the hinges.
Distressing the Box
To give the box the desired distressed look, you’ll need to use a jigsaw and a fine blade. Go ahead and cut up the sides of the box, creating a rough and worn look. Keep in mind that you don’t want to go overboard, but you do want to have some fun and give the box a good distress. After distressing the box, you’ll want to smooth out any splinters or rough spots by using 150 grit sandpaper.
Adding Texture with a Wire Brush
One of the keys to achieving a great distressed look is adding texture to the box. To do this, you’ll want to use a set of wire brushes that you can attach to a drill. These brushes will help you open up the grain and bring more texture to the box. Make sure to wear safety glasses while using the wire brushes, as there will be a lot of pieces flying around.
Creating a Fake Keyhole
If you’d like to add a fake keyhole to your box, you can do so by drawing a keyhole on the box where you want it to be. Then, use a drill with a drill bit to drill holes through the box, creating the keyhole shape.
Painting the Box
To finish off your box, you’ll want to paint it with black interior paint in a satin sheen. You can use a foam roller to apply the paint, which will give you a smooth and even finish without any brush marks.
With these simple steps, you can create a beautiful decorative box with that Restoration Hardware inspired look! The box is perfect for adding a touch of character to your home and will be a great conversation piece when guests come over. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try and see how it turns out!
Next up, our last Restoration hardware look alike… keep reading because you’re going to love this one!
DIY Framed Crystal Wall Art
We all know Restoration Hardware is known for its high-end furniture and home decor. But let’s be honest, not everyone may have the budget to afford these beautiful items. That’s why in this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your own version of a Restoration Hardware’s framed crystal wall art!
Materials You’ll Need:
- Picture frames with a gap between the mat and glass
- Agate stones
- Hot glue gun
In the video below, you can see me create this amazing crystal wall art piece! Feel free to head over to my YouTube channel and see all of my other videos!
Choose Your Picture Frame
The first step in this DIY project is to choose your picture frame. Make sure to choose a frame that has a gap between the mat and the glass. This will give you space to add the agate stones later on. You can find frames at a local craft store, such as Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann’s, or on Amazon.
The next step is to purchase some linen. Look for a high-quality ivory-colored linen that has a lot of texture. You can find this at any craft store, online, or on Amazon.
Find Your Agate Stones
You will also need to purchase your agate stones. You can find these on Amazon in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Consider finding a size that fits perfectly in your picture frame. If you’re looking for a larger statement piece, look for coaster-sized stones. They come in all different colors and will make a beautiful statement in your art piece.
Trace and Cut Your Linen
Once you have your picture frame and materials, start by laying your canvas upside down. Trace the mat of the picture frame on the back of the canvas and make sure to trace the inside as well. Cut the canvas about 1.5 inches out from the line, leaving extra space for wrapping around the mat. Repeat this process for two pieces of canvas.
Iron Your Linen
Iron your canvas to get rid of any wrinkles. This will give your art piece a cleaner and nicer look.
Cut Out the Center of Your Linen
Fold the canvas in half and make a small incision in the center. Cut around the center, leaving a little space for wrapping around the mat. Cut diagonal angles to the corners of your line, this will allow you to wrap the canvas around the mat. Make any necessary cuts to ensure a tight wrap.
Attach Your Linen to the Mat
Using a hot glue gun, attach the flaps of the linen to the back of the mat. Be sure to use a thin layer of glue and avoid big beads of glue. Wrap the canvas around the mat as tightly as possible. Make sure that everything is on the pretty side facing downwards.
Add Your Agate Stones
Now it’s time to add your agate stones. Arrange the stones in the gap between the mat and the glass, making sure they’re spaced evenly. Use a hot glue gun to attach the stones to the linen. Make sure to apply the glue thinly and avoid making big beads of glue.
Put Your Art Piece in the Frame
Once you’ve added all of your agate stones, place the mat in the frame. Make sure everything looks good and that the linen is wrapped tightly around the mat.
Finally, hang your art piece and enjoy your beautiful new creation!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Restoration Hardware style called?
Restoration Hardware is known for its classic, timeless, and elegant designs with a touch of modernity. The style can be described as a mix of traditional and contemporary elements.
How do I get Restoration Hardware look for less?
To achieve the Restoration Hardware look for less, consider doing DIY’s, buying similar styles from budget-friendly retailers, using discount codes, shopping during sales, or purchasing pre-owned or vintage pieces.
Is Restoration Hardware the same as Pottery Barn?
No, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn are two separate companies with distinct styles and product offerings. While they both offer home furnishings, they have different design aesthetics and target different customer groups.
And there you have it… 3 amazing Restoration Hardware look alikes you can complete and get the look for less!
I hope you found a project or two you can add to your list and, as always, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below; let me know which one of the three projects above was your absolute favorite!