Pottery Barn Knock Off Kitchen Sign

Happy Monday! I shared this project over at The 36th Avenue for my monthly contributor post a little while ago and I wanted to share it here with all of you too!

Right now, I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel so naturally anything kitchen related is at the top of mind. I’ve been browsing online like crazy looking for ideas and I was so excited when I stumbled upon this awesome kitchen sign from Pottery Barn. The only issue is that it is a whopping $79 and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money on a little sign, so I bet you can guess where I am going with this… yes, I decided to do a little Pottery Barn Knock Off project and share it with all of you!

PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers


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Here is the original sign from Pottery Barn that first inspired me. So cool, right?! But is it worth $79?

Are you ready to learn how you can make it for a fraction of the cost?


19 1/2″ X 5 3/4″ Black Picture Frame (or something similar in size)


Silhouette Cutting Machine


Black and White Vinyl


Transfer Paper


PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers

I lucked out and found an old picture frame laying around my house that fit the shape of the kitchen sign perfectly, so this turned into both an upcycle and knock-off project for me! Bonus.

PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers

Next, I purchased my black and white Silhouette Vinyl and I was ready to roll.The original PB sign uses a cream background, but I changed it to white to  better fit the style of my kitchen.

PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers

I started by covering a piece of heavy tag board in the white vinyl and cut it to fit the size of the frame.

PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers

Then, in my Silhouette program I created the graphic for the sign using Avenir Next Condensed Demi Bold font in all caps, size 354. I drew a boarder around the letters with a curved edge to really complete the look. Once your design is complete, cut the design onto your black vinyl.

PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers

Using transfer paper, carefully apply the black vinyl directly onto the board covered in white and gently peel off the transfer paper. Place it back in the frame. It is really that easy!

PB Knock Off Kitchen Sign by Design, Dining + Diapers

And now you have your very own industrial kitchen sign for a fraction of the cost! Because I already had a frame on hand, I only spent around $4 for this project, but it may run you a little more depending on the quality of frame that you buy.

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. JaneEllen says

    Pottery Barn must have rocks in their heads. $79 for that little sign seems pretty greedy to me but then I’m one of the biggest skin flints. You did such a great job it’s hard to tell one from other. Think I like idea of white background better also. Great job as always gal. Take good care of yourself and baby. Happy Days

  2. says

    Awesome job- I definitely like it better than the original. Geez I need one of those- I have so many things swirling in my head that I could do if only I had a silhouette. :)

  3. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com says

    What a great sign, and I love the price. :) I have serious Silhouette envy now.

    I’m here via Lil’ Luna’s link party, and wanted to invite you to join my How To Tuesday link party, if you haven’t already. It’s open all week, and the entries are randomized, so everyone’s entry can make it to the top. It would be great to have you!

  4. says

    I love it!! You did such a great job on this knockoff… I can hardly go into a store anymore without looking at things and thinking “I bet I could make that”… pretty satisfying though, isn’t it?

  5. says

    I’ve had my eye on the PB office sign for a while now but couldn’t quite pull the trigger on the $80. Now I’m going to head out today and find a frame so I can make my own! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  6. says

    Hi there! I’m stopping over from the Thrifty Decor Chick link party. I’ve been eyeing that PB Kitchen sign but agree with you that the price is way too high. I have black and white vinyl, now I just need to find a frame! Thanks for sharing this project. :)


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