Get the Pottery Barn look for less with these 6 DIY projects

Pottery Barn is known for classic, family-friendly styles at high-end prices. If your bank account isn't going to let you splurge on a $1,700 dining table or $270 mirror, that doesn't mean you have to kiss the Pottery Barn style goodbye. Check out these DIY projects to get the Pottery Barn look in your home without blowing your budget.

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    Do you love Pottery Barn's classic, family-friendly style but not its high prices? Find out how you can get the Pottery Barn look in your home without blowing your paycheck.

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    6 DIY projects to get the Pottery Barn look for less

    Pottery Barn is known for its classic, comfortable style, but its price tags can drain a bank account with a single swipe of the credit card. To get the look you love sans guilt, try getting crafty with these Pottery Barn DIY knockoff designs

    Save some serious cash by fashioning your own rustic, reclaimed wood-topped table. While Griffin Fixed Dining Table costs $1,700, you can make your own for less than $100.

    Find out how on the blog Shanty 2 Chic.

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    Top tier

    Pottery Barn's Galvanized Metal Tiered Stand looks shabby chic, but it will set you back $70. One blogger created a cute version for only $6 worth of thrift store finds, plus some leftover spray paint.

    Get the how-to at Crafting Chicks.

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    Mirror image

    Pottery Barn's Eagn Multipanel Small Mirror inspired Steph at House Stuff Works to create her own version for less than $100.

    See how she did it at House Stuff Works.

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    Desk redux

    With just two coats of paint and $2 from Home Depot, Lisa from the blog Salt Marsh Cottage took a dated desk and transformed it into a handsome look-a-like of Pottery Barn's Whitney Project Table.

    Check out her DIY at Salt Marsh Cottage.

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    This rules

    Unlike Pottery Barn's $89 Personalized Growth Chart, this life-size wood ruler DIY would look great in any space, not just the playroom. Blogger MJ Smith's secret weapon? A black paint pain, which she used to draw carefully penciled lines and trace numbers. And she did it all for $7.

    Find the DIY at 517 Creations.

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    Life on the ledge

    Blogger Ashley Phipps fashioned a slightly more narrow — yet equally handsome — version of Pottery Barn's Holman Shelf. The task requred more skill than the average DIY creation, but the results are striking.

    Learn how to make your own at Simply Designing.

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A version of this article originally appeared on iVillage.