{Knock off} Anthropologie B & W Hooks | Little House of Four: {Knock off} Anthropologie B & W Hooks

Thursday, September 4, 2014

{Knock off} Anthropologie B & W Hooks


If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I was working on a knock off project that I was so excited about.  After I posted about my excitement I quickly realized that not everyone will be as excited and enthusiast about this project as I am.  If that is the case, I apologize for the let down, but think you're crazy for not thinking this knock off is amazing.  I am just that in love with this project.

With that out of the way, let's get to the knock off!

I tend to be cheap, okay I am cheap when it comes to many things.  I love shopping at Goodwill and thrift stores, especially on a holiday when everything is 50% off.  You bet I was there on Labor day searching and digging through all the crap to find a few gems.  I could not believe it when I saw a set of two hooks that I had been searching for.  What are the chances?

I've been searching for these exact hooks for months with no luck.  You see, I've been obsessed (okay, maybe that's a strong word) about the Anthropologie B & W hooks.  I would have bought them months ago, but at $18.00 a hook I knew I could make them for much less.  I found a similar hook at Home Depot, but it wasn't the correct shape and they were still more than what I wanted to spend on a knock off project.  These hooks my friends, were perfect!

They are almost identical and at a fraction of the price I couldn't be more thrilled.

To transform the boring white hooks into the Antrho hooks I started by removing the white porcelain pieces from the metal hook.  I washed and dried them well before using frog tape to tape off the stripes.


I made sure to peel the tape off before they dried, but I still had spots where the tape bled through or peeled off.  In those areas I just used my nail to scrap off any excess paint and touched up the other spots.  They are not perfect, but I wasn't really going for perfect.
To make sure the paint didn't rub or peel off I applied two coats of polyurethane and let them dry overnight.  I also applied a small amount of gold leaf rub 'n buff to distress the metal a bit.  The next day I couldn't wait to get them up on the wall.  I plan on using them in the mudroom, but for now they found a home in my bedroom.
They look great hanging behind my bedroom door and are the perfect spot to store my favorite scarves and purse.
While I was installing the hooks I took the opportunity to clean my room.  It's been a total disaster since working on my daughter's room and coming back from vacation.  I despise unpacking, so instead of putting everything away I threw it in my room.  For the past few weeks I had been tripping over bags and bins and finally got fed up with the mess.   It's amazing how much calmer you feel when your room is clean and your bed is made.
You may recognize the arrow art that I recently made and had hanging in the basement.  The metal "A" was a HomeGoods clearance find that I painted navy.  The Reader's Digest books are from Goodwill and have always been my favorite go to decorating item.  I must have about 20 of them in various colors throughout my house.





I'd say this was a pretty successful knock off since I saved $33.00 on two hooks!  

32 comments:

  1. Looks Awesome! I had those hooks and all the sections were separate and broke apart. :( Yours are much better and they will last!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ariean! I can't believe your hooks fell apart! As expensive as they are I would have at least expected them to last. I'm crossing my fingers that mine don't break!

      Delete
    2. I have one of those hooks and it broke apart, also! You definitely came out with a better solution :)

      Delete
  2. Score!!! They are perfect for that spot and oh so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Absolutely amazing, Katie!! Great find and awesome transformation!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! These hooks were definitely one of my best finds yet!

      Delete
  4. Oh my goodness, these are SO perfect! I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a find, Katie!!! I love love a good knock off (maybe because I'm thrifty too ;) ... These look fabulous!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay, another thrifty girl! You can totally get why I was so excited about this project then!

      Delete
  6. Love them! How clever...why didn't I think of that?! Have a great weekend.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Leslie! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

      Delete
  7. These are SO CUTE Katie!! And they seriously look almost identical. I loooooove Goodwill, and how did I not know that everything is half off on holidays?!?! This info just changed my world. :) Great job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amanda! You must go to Goodwill on the holidays! I get some amazing deals!

      Delete
  8. Nice work, Katie! OMG they're dead ringers for the Anthro version. Love them. I also love al the photos in your post - your home is too adorable!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, Bre you are so sweet! I definitely lucked out on this find! It only took me months to find the perfect hook, but they were worth the wait. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  9. BRILLIANT knock off! I love the simplicity of the hooks, and they look just like the Anthro version! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These look almost EXACTLY the same. Great job! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for hosting such a great link party!

      Delete
  11. Unbelievable! Love a great knockoff and those hooks are perfect. I like that they're sort of "dressy" and you could put them anywhere you were trying to be organized and still make the area look "Good"-- no pun intended!!!!!

    Judy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Judy! I love the black and white and how they go with basically anything!

      Delete
  12. Wow!! What a great GW find...yours look so close to the Anthro ones that no one would even know!!! I love when a good thrifty project turns out so wells!

    ReplyDelete
  13. hgood knock offs, i did like them the way they were though, minus the board.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These are so great! They're a dead ringer! Awesome job!

    ReplyDelete