Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My First Ever Copy Cat!

Well, here goes, my first Copy Cat from a magazine actually I found it in a Pottery Barn catalog!  It’s the September 2011 one and it’s on page128 if you would like to take a peek. My friend Debbie from Debbie Doo’s Blogging and Blabbing is having a Copy Cat Challenge linky party and I decided to go because when I found this page I just couldn’t believe it and Deb’s party just popped into my mind and I knew I had to join in when she decided to have her second one!
Here’s what the picture looked like in the PB catalog…
My first thought was “Hey, I have the biggest prop there, my couch! I’ve always wanted the PB slipcovers but now I don’t honestly know if I do. The next two pictures are close-ups!
Oh, how I’d love to have the coffee table and the Manhattan picture above the couch but it’s priced at $299.00 but there are always knock offs so maybe one day I’ll get lucky!
I love the lamp too!
So are you ready? Here’s my copy cat! First I must say that photo assistants have to have the hardest but fun job, I was wore out by the time I felt that I could photograph it!
I just used what I had but I did buy the brown pillow cover at the Dollar Tree and I stopped at a church rummage sale this morning and was hoping to find something's that would come close to the catalog picture. I did find four glasses that you see there for a $1.00!
I did plan on getting some faux limes but that never happened and last week I passed on an ice bucket at GW, now I could kick myself but I just wasn’t thinking and was more than likely in a hurry!
I did put a Pottery Barn bottle on the table that I moved from the entry way into here and it’s staying because it gives alot more room than the other one did! (Still would like to have the glass bottle lamp)

I hope you liked my copy cat, it sure was a challenge, sure I could have went out and spent money on something’s but I don’t think it would have been as much fun as putting it all together like I did and it also taught me something, that I can have what’s in a PB catalog picture, I just have to hunt for it and be on the look out for something that is close to it.
Have a great day, it’s beautiful here in Pa. in the 70’s!!!
I’m joining these parties, thanks for hosting ladies!
Magazine Copy Cat Challenge
Wow Us Wednesday


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Rondell! Kudos to you...first for NOT spending money. Totally not necessary, we should find inspiration with things we have. That is truly have the fun!~ You did an awesome job for your first time especially! I am impressed with all of you ladies. Thanks for joining. I will doing this monthly so have your mind going each time you pick up a mag, and look around your lovely home to see what you can do. Keeps our brains functioning LOL. Have a great day!

Ginger Zuck said...

Awesome! You did a great job. I love it. I want to try this, but I am just a little scared. Maybe next time. I like your's better than PB! You've inspired me!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your did a terrific job of re-creating the Pottery Barn look with what you have!

Hope you will bring one of your creative posts or porjects to Potpourri Friday! It's a fun party and you would be an asset!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job!! I love it!! Did you say that you found pillow covers at the Dollar Tree???!! Wow, I have to check that out!

I'm glad you had fun doing this. I am going to give it a try next month!! :-)


Michele Smith said...

You did a great job!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

It looks great, you did it!!

Gina said...

You did a super job & the fact that you spent no money to do it is even better!

cynthia lee designs said...

It looks awesome!! You did a great job recreating the PB look in your living room without spending anything!! How fun!!
I love the Pottery Barn look and have been looking through their catalogs to get that look in our master bedroom.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Love your couch.
I'm thinking of repurposing some old jeans for some dining chairs.

Your copy cat 1st-- looks fantastic. And... you only spent for the glasses at a garage sale!

Good job.


NanaDiana said...

Rondell- You did a GREAT job! That is what copy catting is all about- using what you have without spending a fortune. You did it, girl! I love it! xo Diana

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Very nice copy cat challenge entry! :D Your family room looks so inviting and comfortable! I want to curl up with some iced tea and a good book.