Friday, July 1, 2011

Copycat by the Pool

Debbie over at Debbiedoos Blogging & Blabbing is hosting a Magazine Copycat party, and as usual I'm late to the party.  I had absolutely every intention to have my post ready to roll, but life got in the way, and I didn't even get a magazine in my hands until last night.  I flipped through a copy of Cottages & Bungalows and found the perfect image to copy. 

My criteria was that it needed to be able to be recreated with stuff I had on hand.  Obviously, we have a pool,

and the rest of the stuff looked pretty basic.  My options for that tray were this one, but it was too small.

This basket, but it was too deep.

Or this woven bamboo one, which I ended up choosing.

I pulled out the craft paints, and went to town.

And here she is all painted up and by the pool.  I used flowers cut from my garden.

It's not an exact copy, but I like how it turned out.  And with a wine spritzer by the pool - how could I go wrong?

Thanks for stopping by and painting with me.
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26 comments:

  1. Oh my that is so cute Marcia. I love the fun punch of colors. Thanks for sharing in this challenge, it has been so much fun so far. I will be doing one again.

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  2. Marcia, it's wonderful.
    I think you did an excellent take on this challenge

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  3. Wow! you can really pull things together quickly! I think your copy cat version is wonderful...hope you enjoyed your spritzer!

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  4. It looks perfect to me, I like yours better!

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  5. It's a pretty close copy, well done!!

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  6. Great job! That looks perfect. We are about to have a 100 degree heat wave...got room for one more?

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  7. I like your still life even better than the magazine's - it's beautiful, especially how you captured the reflection of trees in the pool!
    Beth

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  8. oh I think its fab! And a wine spritzer by the pool - girl you know how to do summer!

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  9. i like it too. Your painting looks great on that tray! And the pool looks wonderful...Dare I say your photo is better? It is. It has more visual interest.

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  10. Ummmm....can I come over? It has been so hot here and your pool looks super refreshing! I love how the tray turned out!!

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  11. That looks awesome! I agree with the comment above about looking better than the original picture! Great job!

    I found you via TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. My post is two before yours. I'm your newest follower and would love if you would follow me back. (especially since I am a newer blogger!)

    Mallory
    purplestpecalin.blogspot.com

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  12. Very cute! I love how you transformed it!

    Pam

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  13. What a great copycat idea! Love the way the tray turned out. ~Michelle

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  14. Yours turned out fabulously. Oh, I think I could get used to the heat here and get more for the money. Great deals to be had here for sure right now except for those mega mansions that are too big anyway.

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  15. What a fun idea. A magazine copycat party. You did a wonderful job. Hugs!

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  16. You sure can't go wrong with that by the pool! I'm lovin' your colorful tray :)
    Q~

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  17. So fun! Your tray and the pool!
    Your tray looks so pretty - just like your inspiration! Great job!

    Have a happy 4th! ;)

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  18. Love your copycat version! And once again, I'm amazed at how you can just pull things together. Enjoy your 4th!

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  19. Very nice! Don't you love giving new life to items you have around your house? Happy 4th!

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  20. You are a great copycat! Love it!

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  21. Good job! Looks like an excellent copy to me. Much more summery and fun than the original...Perfect for poolside.

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  22. I think that turned out great. Love those colors - so summery!

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  23. Great job, looks fabulously summery!

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  24. What a great copy! I've featured this post on Copy Cat Crafts today, you can view it here
    http://www.copycatcrafts.com/poolside-tray-magazine-inspired/

    We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

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  25. Oh wow! I am loving this! You have a fun blog!

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