Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Mantel , Magazine Copy Cat Challenge


My Copy Cat Challenge is a easy one . I found the idea in the Romantic Homes magazine .
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These gussied up pumpkins were my inspiration .
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I bought 3 craft pumpkins from the Dollar Tree store.
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They were really a bright orange that I wasn’t crazy about , so I tried painting one of them with a more pumpkiny color .
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I still wasn’t crazy about it . I was going to put these pumpkins on my living room mantel and orange just doesn’t fit in there with all the white , pink ,  and green .
So I started painting them Old White with what was left of my sample jar of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
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Here is the finished product …
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I found another faux pumpkin I had that was already white and added it to the mix
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I put them on either side of my spooky non working clock. Do you see the critters on the sides of it ?
I put a pink ceramic pumpkin that I got last year on top of the clock and added a few other spooky things to finish out the mantel .
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So it is not a real close copy , but the inspiration was there and it was fun !
Do you like it ?
I am going to link up with Debbiedoos’ Magazine Copy Cat Challenge.
Can’t wait to get over there and see all the Challenges !

9 comments:

  1. Great copycat, Sharon! I actually like your white pumpkins better than the orange ones. The white gives them a fantastic shabby chic/cottage look.

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  2. Look at you...what a great copy cat you are. I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with my party. Have fun!

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  3. I love it. You did a great job with the copycat! So cute!

    Linking from Debbiedoos,
    Ricki Jill

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  4. That turned out great! The white definitely looks better than the orange! I like your spooky extras too!

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  5. I marvel at your creativeness and your ability to "think out of the box" Love your posts--they are inspiring!

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