Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Copy Cat Challenge

Although I can't afford much from the Pottery Barn catalogs,
I do love to look at their great vignettes and rooms for
decorating inspiration.  This Summer they have used glass jars
and rope to show off the vase fillers that they have available.

For Debbiedoos Copy Cat Challenge, I wanted to try to mimick
some of the elements of Pottery Barn catalog's summer vases.


The only thing I had to purchase for my copy cat attempt was
the shells.  I was impressed with the affordable bags of shells
that Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, and Wal Mart had.

To copy the Pottery Barn picture, I studied it to break down what
types of objects they had used to make a great display.

Clear Vases
Here is my hodge podge of  clear glass vases and containers before the elements were added...

...and after.

Candles
This star fish was added with thin silver wire

Sea shells were added to some of the candles with hot glue.




Sea Shells

Star Fish




These two starfish are made from foam.  You can see how to make them in Whimsical Starfish post.

Rope and Vintage Beach Pictures




Rope also got added to the tops of some of the glass containters.

A Touch of Silver
Well, my silver shells are silver in paint name only. 

They started out life as plaster shells from Dollar Tree.

Then got a couple of different colors of silver-ish paint layered on.



This was a fun and easy Summer display to do.  I only wish
I had done it earlier in the season...only a few more weeks
of Summer are left! 

Update:  I only got the display and photos done for the
copy cat challenge the late afternoon that the party started
so the above photos are practically night time shots.  The next
morning I took a few more shots to show the display
using natural daylight for the pictures.









I am sharing this at Debbiedoos Copy Cat Challenge
and at
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Cowgirl Up! @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Sizzle Into Summer @ DIY By Design
Potpurri Friday @ 2805 Blog
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Monday Metamorphosis @ Between Naps On the Porch
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework


25 comments:

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

Holy cow! You definitely got the look of PB. I never would have guessed that knock off version was so inexpensive. Nice job!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

magnificent~!! I adore your copy.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous copy. I love how yours turned out. Great job. Hugs, marty

Judy said...

I saw this over at Debbie's copycat challenge. Yours is just perfect. Honestly it's better than the inspiration. I would love for you to come and link it up to my party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW, this is just gorgeous Lisa! I adore this and hope you keep it out for a while. The vintage picture tucked in between is sweet too. Thanks so much as always for sharing with the party. Off to pin now. I a pinning from the party and having a ball!

Gretchen said...

What great ideas! I never (OK, almost never) shop at Pottery Barn but I love to save their catalogs. Your ideas are just terrific and your table is every bit as pretty as theirs.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love your copies from Pottery Barn. Shells are a favorite of mine. I love the addition of the rope to the glass containers. Great job!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT job- You nailed that! A hand's down winner if you ask me-I love it- xo Diana

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Goodness this is Awesome! It looks so pretty and inviting! I love it!

janzi said...

Utterly delighful and such a pretty result, well done...

designchic said...

This looks amazing - love the beachy look and the sprayed silver shells are wonderful!!

Michele said...

You knocked that one clear out of the ball park. That is an amazing copy of the Pottery Barn display.

Tardevil said...

Wow, that's impressive, but you had me at Pottery Barn and shells! Nice job!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, my!!! This is a grab copycat. I love the beach theme, and I am SO overdue a trip to the beach!!! WHat a happy dining room!

Linking from Debbiedoo's,
xo,
Ricki Jill

Honey at 2805 said...

This just blows me away! Fabulous and on the money copy cat! Great job, Kitty!

must love junk said...

I think you did an outstanding job!! Just gorgeous!
Susan

Honey at 2805 said...

Dropping back by to say thank you for sharing your wonderful copy cat design at Potpourri Friday!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Oh my gosh! I wouldn't be surprised if PB doesn't give you a call to do some photo styling for them. Great job!!

carpe diem said...

great work! everything looks so nice :)
thanks for stopping by on my blog!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Fabulous! Looks just as good, if not better, than Pottery Barn!

Serendipity Refined said...

WOW!!! WELL DONE! I like yours even better than PB! Hello from your newest follower!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your coastal tablescape is gorgeous! Pottery Barn should be envious.

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805! Thanks for being a great contributor!

Designs By Pinky said...

Cam over from Honey's and this is FABULOUS!!!! I love how you did the shells on the pillar candl, better than the PB one! Love the rope at the top of the jars, the whole thing is GREAT!!!! XO, Pinky

reFresh reStyle said...

I love every inch of this! Your copy is beautiful. Great job!
Debbie

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