Bring on the Burlap: Is it a Ballard Design Knockoff?

I JUST received this “To-The-Trade” email from Ballard Designs with the subject line:

Bring on the Burlap

Eh Hem… does this remind you of something??  Something that I just posted about earlier today?  Yes, you remember… my ottoman makeover using burlap coffee sacks.  If you didn’t see it, here’s a peak and you can read all about it in {this post}

What do you think…how does mine compare?  Do you think it passes as a Ballard Design Knockoff?

Here are some more best-of the Burlap Collection at Ballard

Gorgeous burlap window panels complete with a large size, hand embroidered damask pattern.   I love the look, but not the price tag! … at $200 a panel these are quite expensive (don’t ya think?!).  If I were to DIY this project, I’d use drop cloth material and this or this stencil to create window treatments for a fraction of the cost.

Loving the natural look and texture of these message boards, but again this is something uber-easy to create.   Sorry Ballard…I love your designs, but wouldn’t spend $90.  That brings an idea to my head…

Such a unique ottoman and perfect to use on it’s own or as a pair.  Similar to my ottoman, I love showing the stamping of the coffee sack.  Obviously this is not a real sack, as mine was, but it’s still an interesting detail.

So tell me… would you rather buy or DIY?


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    • Jenna says

      Thanks Gloria. I always say, “Why buy when you can DIY?” I would never pay $200+ either… Thanks for the kind comment and for stopping by SAS Interiors! xo Jenna

    • Jenna says

      That’s sweet Michele….I don’t know if mine is MORE gorgeous, but because of the price, I’ll take it any day, lol. xo Jenna

    • Jenna says

      I know – too funny, right?! Thanks for saying that you like mine better than Ballard. If I could make more, I certainly wouldn’t charge $200+, lol. Thanks Catie! xo Jenna

    • Jenna says

      I know it’s not square…sorry! But I would take a $5 rectangular ottoman any day over a $269 square ottoman…right? Thanks so much for the comment! Jenna