The Copy Me Challenge ~ top 5

Copy Me Challenge

 We’re nearing the closure of this fun contest! And it’s my total honor to show off these 5 entries that I feel emulated my style with full colour junky flair. 🙂

Here are the top 5 entries I fell head over heals in love with. 

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In no particular order…

Sweet Nothings – BJ

Well BJ, even though you couldn’t fall in love with your sign, I LOVE it. And it got you in the top 5. 🙂

 BJ  bid on the sign on Ebay, won it (only one that bid LOL) and it’s been under her bed for 2 years. 2 YEARS. Know why? It was rusty…

I so laughed through this whole post. She really really wanted to funk her junk and in the end, just couldn’t fall in love with the look, but she did keep the jar with the chains on her mantel. Go BJ! Don’t you love her candle holder? Coolest idea ever.

Well, regardless of what BJ thinks, this mantel is top notch in my book. I love the play of the white enamel, black lettering and rusty trinkets, right along with a FJI trademark plant to soften things up. I think this is a very cool look!

As for the sign? It was last seen outside in the garden. Because it was ru… never mind. I can’t even say it. 🙂

Nana Moon Shop – Danylle


My gate and old door

When I saw Danylle’s desk, I got chills.  Not only did she emulate the gate and wreath combo from my bedroom, the door looked like I simply flopped down my headboard and created an instant office. This feels so much like mine it’s unnerving! Maybe I have to make one. 🙂 Familiar things such as the sewing machine drawers filled with thread looked as if I propped them in place myself.

I had also JUST been talking about white vintage doors for office toppers in my downstairs office and then this popped up. It was if what I imagined came to life. And I didn’t even have to lift a finger this time. 🙂 Very cool.

I love this office, Danylle! You did a fabulous take on what I would do.

Elizabeth & Co. – Sharon




Oh my. Sharon hit on so many similarities I really didn’t even know which pictures of my own to pull up. I mean, I have the gear and those scissors and the coke crate and the ball jar, clay pots, plants, gahh!!

There was so much ME in this group it was haunting. And this only shows about 1/3 of what she had out.  I totally adore how chic her junk appears too.  Her vignette style is so similar to my own, especially at the base of the fireplace. It just feels right! Love this, Sharon!


 

Chipping with Charm – Laurel

When I saw Laurel’s entry, I exclaimed, “YES! That’s my wall unit!” 🙂 And I laughed out loud at the license plate on the crate. Totally me. Happy glorious junk wherever you look. Laurel also used some pieces that are great for storage, which is something I highly gravitate towards.

I’m so LOL over her hubby and herself shopping for that wall unit.  He apparently doesn’t take in decor blogs, however when he spotted my wall unit, he went shopping for some and found them on sale. “Buy them all!”, shouted Laurel.  Hilarious! Loved the display and the story, Laurel. 🙂

The Pixie Trail – Cindy


Well now, you’ve got to be kidding me!

Cindy had wanted to do some crate style patio stairs, however didn’t feel her landlord would appreciate the attempt, so she attacked a table instead. Isn’t this wild? That route 66 is the coolest. And I’ve fallen in love with this little helper too. 🙂 IN LOVE, Cindy! I hope you love your table just as much today as the day you made it.

It was so very difficult to only pick 5 of you. The reason I chose these 5 is because they had the same or nearly identical elements I have in my own home. If they felt like I did or had them, that’s what sold me.

Oh I’m so glad I don’t have to pick the winner! That’s for Miss Mustard Seed to do. Isn’t this the hardest decision ever?!?

Congrats to all 5 of you! 

Stay tuned for tomorrow. The winner will be posted 10 pm Pacific with a nice big feature. 🙂 I totally don’t envy you 5 having to wait. 🙂

Miss Mustard Seed also announced her finalists tonite.

You can check out those incredible entries HERE.

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  1. Thanks so much Donna! I’m so glad you approve. I can’t tell you how much fun this was. I love your confident style and I am constantly inspired by you. You make it Ok to be yourself and embrace your own funky style! And there were so many great entries. Congrats to all!

  2. Donna you sure picked some great and worthy copiers. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in your shoes for sure. Thanks for having this challenge I loved looking at everyone’s rust and I got some great ideas.

    Also cant wait to buy your book, looking forward to what you will be doing next.

    Penny

  3. Every one of these in your TOP 5– did a fantastic job! I had to scroll up and down to figure out which picture was yours or theirs!

    Great job to all of them – and to you for picking only 5 out all those wonderful entries.

  4. Donna, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be in the top 5. Just yesterday I had one of those “why do you spend so much time doing this?” moments with my blog. Tonight, you answered it! This is why I do this, because of bloggers like you, who inspire and uplift me on a daily basis. I am honored to be in such good company as the blogs you featured here tonight & all the bloggers who entered this challenge. Thank you so much!
    ~Danylle

  5. Wowzers!! Everyone of them did a fabulous job!! So (I will say it) RUSTY and full of funky junk…love!!!!
    What a hard decision you guys are going to have to make!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  6. they are all very nice and well done! Very good everyone…this was a lot of fun…it helped me get through the winter duldrums. Good Job!! Mel’s Cabin likes ’em all!

  7. Oh my! That is some stiff competition for sure!
    It’s fun to watch so many people try to change their style for a weekend, and so many of them hit the nail on the head with your style.

    You’re going to have a hard time picking just one!

  8. Wow, everyone of them look like they came to your home and gleaned from your treasures. I love the BJ sign. Gave me a smile this early in the morning. Cannot wait for the results. Hard choice for Miss Mustard Seed. ~~Sherry~~

  9. Wow everyone did a great job!! I love seeing all the results and following along. And do you know what I JUST realized??? The wreath you have on your gate… well I have the same one hanging by my front door! {Thank you Linda (purveyor of all old things, both rusty and sometimes junky, holder of incredible yard sales plus owner of small booth at local flea market/antique mall) for the great wreath and old bird cage (which my hubby still doesn’t get its rusty and flakey paint goodness, ha ha!)}

    Have FUN trying to pick just one!! 🙂

  10. Whoo-hoo…thanks Donna, I’m honored and excited to be included in the top 5…there were so many amazing entries, how in the world did you decide??? I was literally shocked to see mine on your post! And I gave my sweet hubby all the credit for finding those shelves…4 sections used, 3 more to go 🙂
    What a fun party…you creative ladies you!!! Thanks again, Laurel

  11. OOO, Donna….we’ve been out of town since last week and just got home. The first place I went was to see what you were up to…then, I just started bawling. Mr. Sweet came in and said, “OMGosh, what in the world is the matter?” I said, “Donna liked my mantel…and she put me in the top 5 of her contest.” He said “but why are you crying?” ‘Cause I am pleased to do something she likes ’cause I admire her and her style and ’cause you’re a man and you just don’t get it!!”
    THANK YOU very much. This has been such fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
    I am truly honored to be listed with all these fantastic ladies.
    xoxo bj

  12. Wow! Thanks for all the inspiration! And looking for MORE to come in your up and coming BOOK!!! I am so excited, and honored to have been chosen as a part of your copy me contest! Another daring piece on my blog today! Thanks!

  13. WOW! Great picks!! I wouldn’t want to be in Marian’s shoes! Those are all winners in my book! Donna I am so excited about your book. I told Marian, I am going to do what her mom is going to do….Buy your book and leave a space next to it for hers! Y’all are both two amazing ladies! Congrats!