before and after

before & after: jenn’s pottery barn crate artwork

by Grace Bonney

d*s reader jenn krampe was inspired after seeing a piece of wooden, multi-leveled art in a pottery barn catalog. on the way home from work jenn found an old crate (left by a local business) and convinced a co-worker to help her get the crate home. overwhelmed with the possibilities that the crate held, jenn settled on cutting up the crate to create a layered piece of wall art like the one from the pottery barn catalog.

here’s the breakdown: jenn’s wooden crate was free (score!), the wood glue was $3, the back board for the artwork was $8, and the hanging rig & saw were pieces jenn already owned. so the total cost after cutting, gluing and attaching to the board: $11! and the best part of the story? months later one of jenn’s friend sent her a link to a similar piece of art selling at pottery barn for $400. talk about a budget-friendly (and still beautiful) version- great work, jenn!

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