Ballard Design Rope Copycat

Every month I get so excited when my Ballard Design catalog arrives!  I love how the design of each page is so eclectic and would fit so many different styles!  One of the items I love most is their hand woven rope {over cast iron} doorstop…also can be used as a bookend!  I keep thinking that  this would be a great birthday gift for yours truly, but when my birthday rolls around, my list is always long and well…the doorstop has been passed over too many times!  I’ve thought that I should attempt to make it…but between All Stars games, Soccer Camps, sleep overs, swim lessons and the list goes on, you get it…you’re right there with me…stopping to think for long enough to actual make this just isn’t happening!  You’ll never believe it…
 I was roaming Hobby Lobby the other day and I saw this rope looking thing in the fishing/hunting decor.  I’ve put my mileage in at Hobby Lobby, but this is one department I must overlook every time…are you seeing the price?!?!  Can you imagine that price combined with a 40% off coupon…Seriously!?!?!  I walked out of the door with it for $8.43, I kid you not!  A little less than the $45.00 price tag on the item above!  Want to see where it’s chillaxin’?!!

Outside our Master Bedroom!  Looks perfect there if I must say so myself!
Instead of getting this for my birthday next year, I may be
gifting this as birthday gifts!  I’m scouting out more fabulous
knockoff finds this week…what designer copycats have you found?

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  1. Julia G says:

    I found mine at Hobby Lobby last year. Use it as a doorstop in my lake house. Looks fantastic!

  2. Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage says:

    These are fantastic!! I’ve actually made them myself, and they are a lot of fun. I’m hoping to write a post about the process soon; they’re just too cute to not have everyone making them!! Thanks for sharing, gotta LOVE Hobby Lobby!!

  3. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    This would be perfect for my husbands nautical themed home office. I am off the HL tomorrow. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and have a great week.

  4. Cottage and Broome says:

    That was a great find!!! Wish there was a Hobby Lobby near me, Laura

  5. Robin says:

    There are Pottery Barn and Ballard knock offs all over the place if you have the time to look. Thanks to you and other bloggers, we can all benefit from your good fortune! Thanks for sharing!

    Robin Flies South

  6. Barbara says:

    Aimee…you are the second person I read today that referenced Hobby Looby. I forget where else I saw it but I am beginning to think that we need one herein NJ! I love your new door stop, but better yet I love the price! And who would be the wiser to know that it’s not the Ballard version. (That is if you didn’t blog about it! LOL.)
    Enjoy your fantastic find and have a great day!!!

  7. Jenna says:

    I picked the exact same thing up at HobLob a few weeks back and it’s now being used to prop open our master bedroom door! I knew I had seen something similar in one of those pricey catalogs but couldn’t remember where! Once again, HobLob to the rescue!

  8. Tam says:

    Great find!

  9. Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate says:

    I wish we had a Hobby Lobby! I’d head over right now! Great score!

  10. Aimee - says:

    Jo-Anne…you are CRACKING me up! XO, Aimee

  11. Deanne says:

    great find!

  12. I was wondering if you were going to make the rope ball yourself! I actually thought about that the other day, wonder if it’s possible. Hmm, is it heavy? I’m in need of a door stop, might have to go to HL!

    • Aimee - says:

      It is heavy…LOL Jessica…great minds think alike! I had the same thought! I’m guessing the supplies would cost more than Hobby Lobby’s deal! XO, Aimee