I knocked-off some PBTeen bedding and saved $355! {daughters new bedding}

Well hey hey hey my friends! I hope you had a smashing weekend!

I’m back today to show you the bedding progress I’ve made on my darling daughter K’s room.

I’m getting so excited about her entire room makeover because I’m finally to the point that I can see the finish line. If you are new here you can see all the posts about her room here.

Last week I showed you the new bed we got for K:

I LOVE this bed! Seriously. I’m smitten.

Now it’s time to get some pretty bedding to go along with the pretty new bed.

I searched for bedding for a few months. I wanted to find the perfect bedding that she could use for several years to come.

I found this bedding at PotteryBarn Teen that I fell head-over-heels for:

I also found the cutest sheet set at PotteryBarn Teen to go along with the black and white duvet. I love how the sheets are crisp and white with a stripe of color at the top.

PBTeen has a “Design Your Own Bed” feature on their site that I love. You can customize your bed and “see” what it looks like before you purchase anything. This is what I came up with for K:

The only problem with this bedding is the price. $418? Ouch. Actually, more like quadruple “ouch” with a cherry on top.

But I really wanted this bedding for K. It’s all I could think about.

After lots of brainstorming and lots more sewing, I was able to recreate this PotteryBarn Teen look for only $63!

Pretty great, right? I’m quite pleased with how the bedding came together, and for such a savings! All in all, I was able to shave off $355 bucks. That’s three-hundred-and-fifty-five dollars.

I’m just as happy with this bedding as if I bought straight from PBTeen. In fact, I’m more happy because I don’t choke at the price every time I look at her new bedding.

This week I’ve dubbed “Bedding Week”.

Throughout the week I will share tutorials for each piece of bedding that I made so that you can make new bedding too!

I will also be sharing tips on where to get the best deals and how to piecemeal this bedding together to achieve the best price without skimping on quality. I could have made this set for even cheaper, but I didn’t want to skimp too much and buy low quality items.

For example, I purchased a down-filled twin-sized duvet insert from Target for $29.99. It sure beat the $129.99 price tag that PBTeen is charging, but I could have used an even cheaper duvet insert from ikea or Walmart. I wanted K to have a down one though, so I dropped the 30 dollars.

One more item that I wanted from PotteryBarn Teen is this Ruched Sham:

I wanted a throw-pillow sized one though, so even though it’s not an exact knock-off, I was inspired by PBTeen to create the small throw pillow on her bed.

Here are a few of the items from PBTeen and their cost break-down:

Items not pictured: King pillowcases; black ($32) & PBTeen duvet ($129)

Here’s the bedding I made for K and a cost break-down:

Duvet & Sham combo: $8
Down-filled duvet insert: $30
Sheet Set: $15
Pink throw pillow: FREE
King Pillowcases, black (x2): $10

Stay tuned this week for tutorials for all the bedding as well as shopping and price tips to score yourself the best deals without scrimping on quality.

Don’t forget, this week I’ll be sharing all the knock-off tutorials so you can make your own bedding too! See ya soon!

Check out all the other posts in this Bedding Week Series here:

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  1. Wow….great going!!! Looks perfect…good for you!!

  2. That is amazing! Love that ruffled pillow. 🙂 Megan

  3. This is incredible! I can’t wait to read how you did it. I love that style of comforter, it’s so simple and timeless. That set will definitely grow with your daughter – I bet she loves it!

  4. Amazing!! I cant wait to find out all the details! Great job!

  5. WOW! Can’t wait to see how you did it! You are amazing!

  6. Whoaaaa!! I am way impressed. It all looks fabulous!!! Can’t wait to see the tutes!

  7. Oh. My. Lanta. Allison!!!! Dude…..it’s AMAZEBALLS!!! It looks identical to the PB version! You, my friend, are genius! I can’t wait to see how you did it all….especially that shnazzy little ruched throw pillow!! Tight work! xoxo

  8. What the??? I cannot freaking wait! And you are dragging it out all week? Ahhhh you’re killing me! : )

  9. You TOTALLY need to send this in to “Knock Off Decor” to feature you! This is superb! I’m thoroughly impressed. Someday you may even inspire me to start sewing!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  10. I can’t sew, and it’s when I see stuff like this I want to slap myself and yell to the sky….. MOM YOU WERE RIGHT.


  11. that is just insane! I would have given up when I saw the price, you are so creative. I would never do white for my son though, it would not be so nice in a month or so after he got his little hands on it. I bet a girl would be much nicer to her things:)

  12. Very impressive … savings and look.

  13. It looks great, but I could never do white for my daughter, and she’s 16! She’d get her dirty shoes and bags on there and spill stuff and I’d be washing it constantly. You are a braver woman than I, either that or you like doing laundry more than I do!

  14. I’m fairly new to your blog, and I must say, THIS is the kind of stuff I’m looking for as we furnish and decorate our house on a bargain budget! Thank you!

  15. I can’t wait for your tutorials! This is the same type of bedding I want for my bedroom!

  16. Jamie C From Az says:

    Allison this looks great! I actually like your throw pillow better than the pbteen throw pillow 🙂 Great Job!

  17. …not to mention, it’d just be bad form to give a kid $400 WHITE bedding. I think you made the right move. Your version looks *awesome*.

  18. I love it! It looks amazing. I just have to tell you also that I bought some very expensive (although not PB) sheets at the end of Dec. and this Past Sat. morning (so only 2.5 months after buying them) I stretched my morning stretch and my sheets got a HUGE rip in them! (no, my toe nails are not that sharp!!!) I was SO. MAD. I washed them and brought them back to the store. The store was great about returning them, but it makes me 2nd guess future purchases of expensive sheets- we had our cheap walmart sheets for 3 years! So- I’m SO digging your DIY bedding!!

  19. Amazing! I can’t wait to see your tutorials! Maybe I can turn them into boy bedding instead.

  20. I cannot wait to read about how you did this!

  21. I’m so excited!!! I have been lusting after the turquoise version for my guest room. Now thanks to you it shall be mine!!! mwahahaha

  22. Those look great, Allison! I can’t wait to see your tutorials on how you made the sheets. I have been struggling to find sheets for my son’s room (space theme) and it never once occured to me to make my own!

  23. Awesome!!! My daughter and I love pb teen, but your ruched pillow is so much cuter! I can’t wait for the tutorial. I’m going to make the sheets, too!

  24. Brilliant, Allison! I’m sure K’s in love with her room, too!

  25. Thank you for this! Granted, I have a baby and it’s a boy, but our bedroom we have a white comforter and black curtains (those ones that block light because sometimes we work through the night so it’s nice to not sleep in a bright room). I’ve been kind of trying to redecorate our house and clean it little by little. I think I’m going to use the ribbon technique on our comforter (I’ll hand sew, though, which will be a lot slower but this way I don’t have to buy anything but the ribbon). Or I’m going to look on PB and see what they have and what we can do. This really motivated me to start redecorating.

  26. Your are some kind of wonderful!!!!! This is sooo awesome! You did such a great job on your daughter’s bedding! Sending you a big high five!

  27. Your knock off is fantastic. Great look, and a much better price.

  28. Allison, these are totally awesome. I love your knock-offs! Lucky girl to have such a beautiful room! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  29. Wow! I’m so impressed what great ideas and talent. Being a interior designer, artist, painter, jack of all trades. Professionally for nearly 20 years I too have used a few of your tricks to save a few bucks for myself and even my clients. I used the conduit trick along with sheets for lining in a restaurant that had a very small budget, years ago and they still look great.

    Creativity, determination a bit of genius must be in your blood. Great website. Keep up the good work!

  30. Hi! Where did you buy your bed? Is it Ikea? I like it. I’m looking for a bed like that. I don’t know where to buy. I saw one in Ikea but it looks a little small. I like the size of your bed. Good job by the way, hacking PBTeen! Love it! ^^

  31. I love the look and want to do something like this for my grandsons room. My question is where did you get the bed for your daughter?? This is exactly the bed idea I’m looking for, for him, but want in different color. Please let me know. thank you!!

  32. Could you tell me were you bought your bed.


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