Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Setting Sail

I saw this in Pottery Barn and loved it.  However, I wasn't about to pay $99 for it, so I set out to make my own.  I used a round tree stake from Olsen's Nursery ($4), a dowel rod from Lowes ($2), twine,  and black spray paint to make the mast.  I simply used the jute twine to lash the two pieces of wood together.  I could go into ship building I know :).  To make the sail, I purchased a yard of heavy canvas for $10 and had it screenprinted for $15.  Then I used gromets from Hobby Lobby ($6), and shower curtain rings from Target ($6) to finish the sail.  So for a grand total of $43, I got the exact same look as the Pottery Barn inspiration for half the price.  I LOVE IT!!