Wednesday, May 30, 2012

copycat challenge

The first time I did a copycat challenge was last year at Christmas,
when I copied Pottery Barn's outdoor decor for our home.
It dawned on me that the Pottery Barn beverage center was the inspiration for my
potting bench redo that I shared here, and it would be fun to join the Copycat Challenge again.

My version of the Pottery Barn Beverage Center

Pottery Barn Inspiration
Ellsworth Entertaining Buffet
We use it as a beverage server most often.
 The idea to use a garden pot as wine bucket came from Pinterest, I also included
beverages in a raised pot sitting on the deck. I was late to join the Pinterest bandwagon,
but you can check out my Entertaining board here.
You might remember I shared my collection of wine glasses at this fun party!


BEFORE (yikes!)


AFTER


Stop by Debbiedoo's and check out the inspiration!

34 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Pam, I love your take on the beverage center; in fact, I like yours better than the PB that inspired it. Lovely!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Your potting bench is so versatile!! Now you need to have some friends over! I love the idea of planters for beverage buckets….that is brilliant. I once went to an outdoor party where an entire canoe was filled with ice and beer, wine, soft drinks and water….I just love fun and interesting ideas like that. So anyways I'll be over around 4pm tomorrow?? :)

Debbiedoo's said...

How fantastic Pam! Yours is actually nicer to be honest!Pottery barn has nothing on us creative cats! Where do you think they get all their great ideas from:)!~ Thanks for sharing with the copy cat party.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Love, love, love it!
Hugz,
Kim

Jill Elaine said...

Very good copycat:) I can almost taste that lemonade!

classic • casual • home said...

Great job. Looks like a fun party, too!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Pam, this is one of my favorite projects of yours. I actually prefer yours to the inspiration. You are so talented!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks so pretty, Pam! Perfect for an outdoor party. Love the pot used to hold the drinks and I love that you've got some plants on the top. Definitely a handy piece to have in the yard.

visiting from Copycat Challenge : )

Anne said...

Love your bench!

carolyn marshall said...

Gorgeous! You did a fabulous job...I think yours is better than the PB version.

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Danielle said...

It looks fantastic and was so much more affordable than the PB version, right?

Holly said...

So fun and inviting - I'll be over! I like the clear drinking containers to bring in color for lemonade, pink lemonade, iced tea, fruit water - list goes on and on.

Nancy said...

I agree, I think yours looks so much better than the PB one! You are so talented in styling your looks!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Linda said...

Great idea! Love your copycat. I'd love to have a potting bench/server, but where do you store it come winter?

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I told Stephen I now want a potting bench on our screened in porch so we have a place for serving drinks...my eye is on the lookout now! :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

It looks great. Your already for a party!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, this is so cute! I would love to have a beverage center on our deck. Super copy cat!

Linking from Debbiedoo's,
Ricki Jill

Haley said...

Your beverage center looks so much better than the Pottery Barn one. I love it!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

What a perfect set-up to keep everything handy! Love the idea of the pots to hold ice and beverages.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I love everything about this outdoor display. Might have to try this for the 4th of July!

Leslie said...

Pam,

You are always up for a good copycat challenge :) and I like yours more than PB!!

leslie

Serendipity. said...

Well done! I love it. May have to do the same with my potting bench!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love it! Yours is much nicer than the PB one! Cheers to you! - Shelley

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I LOVE this! I like how quaint your version is...I like it better than PB actually. I spy some Kitchen Sink in that wine bucket...one of my favorites!!! I'm going to pin your potting bench/ beverage center to my porch/patio board. Thanks for inspiring. Will also be looking forward to more inspiration as a new follower.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Dana Frieling said...

Now it's time for PB to copy your updated version!

Simple Dwellings said...

Compared to Pottery Barn, I love yours so much better! I truly mean that. I love your attention to detail and the overall look! :) I also love that it can double as a gardening table or for serving guests. You must smile everytime you walk by it.

Toni said...

Great job, I like yours better then PBS. Lots of great little touches that make a big bang.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

AWESOME copy Pam!! I love your potting bench and great idea using the urn as a wine bucket!

Eclectically Vintage said...

What patio is complete without one of these? I'll have a glass of red please!
Kelly

Bliss said...

Gotta pin this too!

~Bliss~

Unknown said...

Love it!!!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

THIS is fabulous! Does it do OK in the elements? I have this table in the basement...
Thanks for sharing, and I'm pinning, too!
Nancy

Kari said...

I love this! What a great project.

stephanie said...

Just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration...

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