Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Room

For Spring Break we drove down to Georgia.   Our main motivation for going down there was to help my sister-in-law transition my nephew into a big boy room.   She had a list of things she needed my help with.   Armed with my paint sprayer, Silhouette machine and a gift card courtesy of Lowes we recreated the Pottery Barn Kids Junior Varsity Room.   She wanted a room dedicated to her sports loving husband 3 year-old son and I think we did a pretty good job of achieving it.

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Version

pottery barn kids junior varsity room

Pottery Barn Kids Version

pottery barn kids junior varsity room

I had a blast recreating this room for a fraction of the price.   I will break down all the aspects of the room here soon.   But here is where the money went.

My sister-in-law liked the PB Kids Madras Quilt for $139 but settled for the Target Circo Quilt for half the price at $69.

Quilt collage

Then she got a hand-me-down rustic bed and dresser from her brother that I painted Olympic Premium Milky Way from Lowes.

Catalina cottage bed

blue dresser

I reused this bookshelf from the office and put books and sports paraphernalia on it.


It looks eerily similar to the $299 Cameron 3-Shelf Bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids as well.

camerson 3 shelf bookcase

In the inspiration picture you can see the scoreboard above the bed which is not sold at Pottery Barn Kids. Rather, it is just used in the backdrop of the picture.

However, we loved the look so I recreated it football style with a vinyl stencil cut from with my Silhouette Cameo, some Kilz Primer and Olympic Premium Paint in Basil Pesto.   This sign doesn’t look big in the picture but it is 3’ x 5’.


The Pottery Barn Holman shelves are $85 a piece.

holman shelf

With a couple of 1” x 4”s, a 1” x 2” and some Minwax Jacobean stain you can get a similar look for about $5 a shelf.

easy shelf ledges

This rocking chair was my father-in-laws.   He used to rock in when he was a little boy.   Obviously that was a million moons ago (right, dad?) so it got a coat of Krylon Satin Almond and a football vinyl sticker my sister found on clearance a while back.   Adding a pillow I created originally for my nephew’s nursery 3 years ago, and it was the perfect piece for a lone corner.

hand-me-down-rocking chair

The coatrack was created by Paw-Paw, our kid’s great grandpa.   This was stained in Minwax Jacobean as well and we added few NFL hats for that pop of color.

wood coat rack

And last week I showed you the Pottery Barn Kids Knock-off Pennants I made too:



All the supplies were purchased at Lowes:

Kilz Primer

1” x 4” x 10’ pine

1” x 2” x 8’ pine

Minwax Jacobean Stain

Minwax Wipe-On Poly

Olympic Premium Eggshell: Stonington (walls)

Olmypic Premium Eggshell: Milky Way (furniture)

Olympic Premium Eggshell: Basil Pesto   (scoreboard)

Both my brother and sister-in-law were thrilled with the room.   And now my nephew has a room to grow in and can give the crib (toddler bed) to his new younger brother.   Stay tuned as I show you how I painted the furniture and the scoreboard sign.






Disclosure: As part of Lowes Creative Blogger Team I received a gift card as compensation to create this room.