Monday, January 23, 2012

Magazine Copy Cat Challenge!

Hey Ho everyone! Well, I finally made it to the copy cat challenge at Debbie Do’s 
, I’m not really that late but I try to be up and ready when she posts the linky party.
Anyway, here is mine from the Pottery Barn catalog, truthfully I don’t buy magazines just to expensive for me and I’d rather put the money on something else…like Zumba.LOL
As I mentioned before I’ve been redoing my entryway and I’ve been saving this picture for a while, see the drawer thingy the one with the white knobs? I have one and it caught my eye and I thought “I have one of those” but couldn’t decide to paint the fronts of the drawers black or not, I don’t really care for the white knobs so I didn’t even consider painting them.
My version of the picture above! The book standing up is one wrapped in scrape book paper and the candle holder is from DT and painted a flat white.
I found the carpenter's drawer at a yardsale at least ten years ago for $6.00, from a carpenter, said he would put it in the back of his truck when he went on jobs, love those kind of yardsales! I had also painted the knobs black a long time ago and now they are getting chippy, sort of like the look.
I had this frame with a crossstitch pattern in it also found at a yardsale, didn’t have a small enough picture for it so I cut out this black, pendent light from the Crate and Barrel catalog…sort of neat don’t you think?

In the original picture they have what looks like a leather trunk and boots since I don’t have either I used a heavy wire basket that I found at GW not to long ago.
I need more black and whit prints to feel in the spaces on the wall, so far I’m liking it!

Hope you like my copy cat challenge, thanks so much for stopping by♥
Also a BIG hello to my newest followers I’ll be stopping by this week but right now I’ve got to get ready for work!
Stop by Debbie Do’s Magazine Copy Cat Challenge right now you won’t be sorry!
I’m also joining these great parties:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Tuesdays Treasures
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Tabletop Tuesday
Be Inspired
Twice Owned Party
Open House Party
Imagine the Impossibilities Party


KAT said...

I think this is lovely looking ..You have a great eye for decor ! love the old table so much. very cool looking


NanaDiana said...

Rondell- You did a wonderful job with this challenge. I love it! I adore that old carpenters toolbox you found. That is just IT for me.

NICE JOB, GIRLIE!!! xo Diana

Heather said...

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Blondie's Journal said...

You did a great job, Rondell! The cabinet is beautiful. I love the little wall gallery you made above it. It's nice that this picture inspired you! Wonderful job!


Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

hi glad you made it to the party. This is an awesome copy cat. I LOVE it! Yours is cuter and really shows how to think outside the box with things you already have. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm so jealous of your carpenter's drawers! They're so cool!I think you did a great job on the challenge. It's a copy cat, but it's you, too.

Gail said...

Rondell you did GREAT! Pottery Barn has nothing on you girl!!! I love that carpenter thingy you got from a yard sale. Enjoy your day, Gail

simple~needs said...

i think it looks great!!!! love the 2 drawer chest a whole bunch!!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Great job! I like yours better than the original because it's not as "busy". I love this linky party, so much inspiration!

Gina said...

This is a great copycat Rondell! I think yours looks even better than theirs. I love the way your whole entryway looks.

Designs By Pinky said...

Looks terrific! Love what you did! XO, Pinky

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hi Rondell, I love how your entry way the black and white..very warm and inviting.;)

debbie refresh restyle said...

It looks great! I love your copy!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You got a cool look going here. I love PB style and you got it!

Pat said...

This old box is simply beautiful! I like how you accessorized it, too. I have an old silverware box sitting in the garage I just didn't want to paint, and I think I have found MY copycat answer. I like the finish on yours better than paint! Thanks for sharing.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love this cute little set up! Its perfect ;)

Kelly said...

I love how your entryway turned out! It has an old vintage feel to it. You did a great job using inspiration from that page.

Andrea said...

It looks fabulous! Love the vintage drawers and the wire basket. Perfect!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. Such a great chest and your vignette is perfect. Love the wall collage also. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

I LOVE what you did, Rondell! Using the picture for inspiration, and coming up with your own design worked out wonderfully! You should be very happy with your looks great!!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This looks so welcoming. I love the drawers and the slip cover on the chair. I have seen those book bundles all over the place but have not made one yet. Yours looks perfect!

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

Ooohh L O V E, the whole area! Never thought of cutting pics out of magazines...what a great idea, now i have a feeling that my stack of magazines will never shrink!! Thanks for stopping by my place, i'll be following!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Rondell, you nailed it! I love this copy cat. Your vignette is *perfect*.

Ricki Jill

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

The drawer looks amazing, I will have to be on the lookout this spring and summer for one :) NICE!!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Great job Rondell! I saw this picture and am in the process of knocking it off too! I hope mine turns out half as good as yours:)

Anonymous said...

Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!

The Decorating Diaries said...

What a lucky find with those carpenters drawers. I love the whole look.


chateau chic said...

What a score! Can't believe you found that awesome carpenter's cabinet for $6.00. Looove it!
I'm pleased to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

Olive Cooper said...

The carpenters box is way better looking than any PB purchase. Vintage is truly the way to go. Well done.

Rusty Hinge said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and love it!!! I can't wait see what you post next! I am your newest follower!

momto8 said...

$6...can you even imagine! beautiful.

CAS said...

I think I like your version better than the original. It looks great, & I love the carpenter's tool chest.

Thank you for popping over to my blog re: the query about GFC. I got some really great comments and plenty of much needed help. Apparently, if you have, nothing will happen to your followers. Google is going after the ones that pose themselves as a blog, but are actually a business selling something & are just trying to amass a large following to advertise to. Does that make sense? It always sounds so much more clear in my mind than when I write it!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I like your grouping better too!
Love your carpenter's drawers.
Great patina.
Can't buy that at PB!

Love it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I would love to walk into that everyday!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Gorgeous! Magazine worthy for sure!

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

You are ready for your photo shoot!

Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Awesome copy cat!! I've never done Zumba, but hear it's awesome!!
Thanks so much for joining the challenge!

Eclectically Vintage said...

You go girl - it's better than PB since you did it on such a small budget! Gotta love a gal that puts her Zumba first! Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities Challenge.