My Alpine Home

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Springtacular Copycat Party

Tomorrow is the beginning of the Springtacular Party.

The theme for  Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing is Copycat.

As many of you know, hubby and I (mostly hubby) have been adding a bit of cottage charm to our living room.

I will be showing the entire room later.  For now I am sharing part of what I used for my copycat post.

This was the inspiration for my idea.  One of my favorite magazines, flea market style.

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Notice the blue shutters?

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Here’s what I came up with. Although I didn’t copy the entire design, I love the shutters!  I had picked these shutters up at a yard sale in Idaho for 50 cents each.  I just happen to have the perfect blue paint left over from my kitchen island.  Then after a bit of sanding and glazing I had developed shutter love.

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This pitcher and small glass frog dish will be ideal for roses.  Darn, I didn’t get to the store to buy any and no roses blooming here yet.

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Originally I bought these corbels to attach to my kitchen island.  Hubby was not too thrilled and thought that we would always be bumping them.  He was so happy when I said I was going to use them in the living room instead.

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The shelf is an old door my hubby cut in half. My friend, Joyce noticed this idea at the shop where I purchased my mirror.  I needed something to hold the weight of the mirror.  Love this idea!  The two mini tea cups and saucers are recent estate sale finds.

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There you have it.  What do you think of my copycat?  Not a lot like the picture, but oh I had fun!

Hugs,

Jann

Hop over to Debbies for more copycat ideas.  Debbie Doos Copycat Party

Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

Angie at Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday

Crafty Texas Girls for Cowgirl Up Tuesday

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Redoux for Friday Link Up Party

I willl be joining these parties this week so please come back to visit!

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42 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Ohmygosh, this is fabulous!! that pop of blue is wonderful and I'm seriously in love with your salvage mirror! just beautiful!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

I just did my copycat project too, ha. Yours is beyond awesome! I love everything, esp. those corbels :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I like it...the shutters look perfect and to think you painted them...I painted shutters once...Once being the operative word!

Gail said...

What an awesome copy cat! I love that mirror and those corbels!!! Your whole set-up is just gorgeous. Great job!!!

Angie said...

I like yours better than the one in the magazine! Those corbels are beautiful!

Blessings,
Angie

Debbiedoo's said...

Jann that is awesome. You are spot on! Love the blue shutters. Looks great and I thank you so much for joining. Enjoy!

bj said...

OMYGOSH....I just can't stand it these are so awesome. I think you did a fantastic job and I am going to find some shutters and do this on my living room mantel.
I love every bit of it....
I just posted my copy, too...
Isn't this the most fun party.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Fantastic color! Love decorating with shutters! Your mantle scape looks wonderful! Love that old mirror!!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

You had me at "blue shutters".
I am a total aquaholic.
WOW! That is amazing.
Really amazing.
Looks just like something out of Romatic Homes magazine.

It is so shab-fabulous I could squeal!!

Kylee said...

wow mom, it looks amazing! I cant wait to see it in person.. so great!! I see you figured out how to add your blog title to pictures. I am so proud of you!

Maria Elena said...

It is fabulous! I love the shutters!
Gorgeous copy cat!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I definitely think you captured the mood of the photo in the magazine. I love what you did with your corbels, shelf, shutters, and accessories! How lovely!!!

I am your newest follower, by the way.

Linking from Debbiedoos.
xo,
Ricki Jill

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Where do I begin....I love everything, the mirror, chippy paint,corbels,frog dish,shutters everything!! It looks so great with the new bead board too!
Pat yourself on the back "Hubby" well done. I can not wait to see the rest of the room...What a great focal point for that wall!
All the Best,
Christine

Diane Writes said...

This is what I call upcycling and "prettyfying"

I love it Jann. By the way, I am running a giveaway in my blog. I'm giving a free scrapbook software. You might be interested to join :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love love your copy so much more then your inspiration photo!! That mirror is gorgeous and love that shelf!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

PS- Just became your newest follower!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh my, lovely! So pretty. Love those shutters so much.

reFresh reStyle said...

Not only are your shutters beautiful, but your corbels are amazing! I hope you're joining our other parties this week!
Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great and love those chippy corbels.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You get an A+! Looks cute and inspired by the magazine but done in your own style. I like your vintage pink pyrex and your vintage blues too!

Marsha said...

YUMMY! I love it! I know you're pleased with the new look--ENJOY!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh the mantle is perfectly chippy and shabby! I love the shutters. Great job!

Carol

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I enjoyed this post so much...the shabby chic look of the shelf and corbels is wonderful and has so much character...the shutters are a lovely accent. Men don't always understand or appreciate character in decorating...I know this first hand. Have a wonderful week.

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Jann.

You had last week's link with Mr. Linky. As soon as I post this comment, I'll correct it.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful arrangement Jann. I love that Rose gardening book!

One of my blue enty is at my Spice Up Your Life blog, come and take a peek. Have a great week!

Susan said...

Lovely! I have that magazine, too, and always admired that home with the blue shutters.
You've emulated it wonderfully, and I love your shelf & mirror!

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Jann, I love your shutters, but really the whole shelf! Your mirror is awesome and all the details make a sweet, feminine statement! It's perfect! I'm your newest fan! Stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I like yours MUCH better than the original. Your shelf, corbels, etc. have so much personality and originality. Great job! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful! I love your shutters, and the corbels very chic!

Karen Harper said...

Your copycat is gorgeous. I love what you've done. Everything works together just perfectly. I like yours better than the magazine.

Linda Young said...

Love that shelf with those old corbels and the amazing mirror. I think the shutters are fun! What pretty ironstone pieces you have too! Looks beautiful!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

LOVE it! The corbels and chippy mirror are so awesome! Newest follower here. Thank you for linking up to the "Cowgirl Up!" linky party!

♥Linsey

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

That shelf and mirror are drop dead gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Deb

Fishtail Cottage said...

love the blue you brought into the room! so pretty! oxox, tracie

Judy said...

I absolutely love your blue shutters. Awesome copycat project. I found you via French Country Cottage. I am your latest follower. I hope you will stop by.

All Things Chic 2 said...

50cents!!! Gotta love a good old yard-sale...Your mantle is beautiful...Your newest follower , I invite you to visit my world too!!! Blessings Lori

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love everything about it. The shutters ( WHY did I get rid of mine?! ), the corbels, that fabulous mirror!!!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

I love your version much better! That mantle and mirror are GORGEOUS!!!

Mimi said...

I actually like yours better. Thanks for sharing.

Geneva said...

You certainly captured the spirit of your inspiration... I actually like yours more. That mirror is Stunning!!! The blue on the shutters is so fresh ... really, everything looks wonderful! Good Job!
Blessings!
Geneva

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

That is just beautiful! I like yours better than the original. The corbels are just to die for!!!

Stop by and check out my Ram Sign giveaway if you get the chance.

Hugs,
Judy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous Jann! Sharing at the party tonight~Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!