I almost spent $50 on a serving tray. Instead, I went to Goodwill and found an almost identical water hyacinth tray (it's a type of plant) used in baskets and other accessories. The lesson in this Knockoff is to fall in love with a popular brand and then enjoy the thrill of the search for the knockoff. This knockoff cost me $3.00.
Pottery Barn Knockoff Water Hyacinth Tray
The tip on this project was simple. Because I had my eye on (drooling) the Pottery Barn online and print materials I knew a knockoff opportunity when I found it on the shelf at Goodwill.
That's the only reason I found this Pottery Barn knockoff tray. I had my eye on it in the catalog and online and it was top of mind! Boom!
I walked into Goodwill and there it was ready for my kitchen and all my bottles of olive oils from Homegoods.
The first thing I did to prep my tray was to give it a good shake over the sink. Look at the condition of the bottom of the tray? I am happy to report no surprises with the shake.
I followed this with a good rinse and then a soapy rinse to get any dirt or debris.
I followed that up with Lysol and then my new favorite all-purpose cleaner Castile soap.
Just a good old fashion scrub with a utility brush.
I propped the basket on the edge of my sink so any debris or dust would just fall in the sink.
I placed a slate serving board on the bottom of the tray to give a bit of a sturdy base for my olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Did I mention this knockoff tray cost me $3.00?! I almost spent $50. Well not almost because I would not spend that much money on a tray.
But look at the weave and the handles. They are in perfect condition.
And, the best part is this knockoff tray solved a problem for me and my endless collection of vinegar and spices. The Pottery Barn knockoff tray from Goodwill was under $5.00, contained my mess and looks great in my kitchen! I love the find! So before you toss those glossy catalogs take a look! You never know what you might find at Goodwill.
I can't wait to find a new knockoff!
Thank you for stopping by today! Please leave a comment or check out my other one hour projects below! Laura
- Tray (Goodwill)
- Soap and Water
- Castile Soap (Sprouts)