Monday, February 7, 2011

"Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery"..."copy cat" junky storage...

"Imitation is the highest form of flattery"...as the oldest of 4 girls that's the quote my mom used to use whenever I started to get upset when one of my sisters would "copy" me.  And I actually grew to believe it.  Looks like the ladies over at Funky Junk Interiors and Miss Mustard Seed think so too.  Can't wait to "join in on the fun"  with their Copy Me Challenge.
So here goes...

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Can you guess who I'm going to start with?  Is that Coca Cola crate any indication???  Thought so...I'm kind of a "junk girl" myself, so it wasn't hard to find a few things right out in the garage.

Do you remember a while back when I told you how inspired I was by Donna's Blogging Office garage storage shelves?  I wrote a post about how it inspired me to place a shelving unit I already had right smack infront of my windows...see photo below and you can see that post HERE

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Well, it didn't only inspire me but my sweet hubby too.  Usually I show my husband one of the inspiring posts from Blogland...he shuts down and I can literally see the stars in his eyes...but his mouth says "Yes, honey...that's cool honey"  Only to completely erase it from his memory the next time I ask him about it.  Been there??? 
Not so with those storage racks.  Infact he called me from Home Depot a few days later and told me they had a bunch marked down to $7 each...and being the "conservative" shopper that I am, I said "Buy them all!" I recently put some of them to use and in light of the challange tried to "gussy" them up Funky Junk style...

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

These 2 are in our family room...I kept them the natural pine because I liked how they contrasted with the "Sheet Metal" gray walls and coordinated with the pine ceilings.  Then I tried to fill them with some junky goodies that would make Donna proud :)

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"Mason" jars for candles...

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I added a license plate to this old box for fun...

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Another old box with wording...

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Old tool boxes galore for storage...I love the gray with red peeking through on this one.

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

This bowling pin angel might be more "Chipping with Charm" than "Funky Junk" but I wanted to show you anyway.

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

So what do ya think?  Did I do OK??? 

Chipping with Charm:  "Copy Cat" Junky Storage...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Before you go, check out this quote...I found it over at Rosemary's beautiful blog, The Summer Porch and I LOVE it...the quote and the blog ;)

Now "hop" on over and check out all the other Funky Junk Copy Cats ok?

Whoo-hoo...this post made it to the "Top 5"...check it out HERE :)

Re-visiting this post to link up with Amy at Whisperwood Cottage for her Authentic Style Series featuring Donna and her funky and fabulous style...see you there!


And since these shelves were a "steal" at only $7 a piece, I'm going to link up to the Under $100 Link Party at Beyond the Picket Fence :)


Chat soon,

20 comments:

  1. this looks great you did a great job with the design

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  2. Hi Laurel!
    You blog loks great! Just found ya today! Yippee!!
    Beth

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  3. Wonderful ideas as usual, everything looks great.
    Oh, by the way you are most welcome for the quote I used for my bundle of harvest joy challenge at Funky Junk Interiors where we first met.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Rosemary...X

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  4. Wonderful ideas Laurel....and I so love your springy flowers!
    xojanis

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  5. Love the bowling pin angel! Thanks for following me, now I can follow you too!

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  6. You did a fabulous job, Laurel. I love how you arranged everything on those shelves, which I just love. I think you are a fantastic copy cat! ;-D

    XO,
    Janie

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  7. It has that Funky Junk feel! Great job! Love the quote!

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  8. I love it! You really did a great job. I have had more fun with this challenge than any other! Really neat.

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  9. excellent quotation and can I just say I noticed the bowling pin right away! I was thinking, wherever did she find that - how unexpectedly cute! Great job on the shelves and your FJI arrangement. Thank you so much for your kind comment too. I appreciate it. hugs, Diane

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  10. You had me gasping for air when I read about shopping for the storage units! BUY THEM ALL. HAHA!!

    Girl, you are a junker at heart because you really pulled this one off. The units are perfect. :) And ohhh yeah, caught the license plate on the crate too. BINGO.

    I really enjoyed this!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  11. You did a great job, Laurel. I want a Coca-Cola box. I've been on the lookout for ages but they seem impossible to get in England.

    I'm a-following you!

    Sarahx

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  12. Hi Laurel! I love that box with the license plate. The bowling pin angel rocks. Looks great!!

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  13. Looks wonderful, Laurel~ lots of great junk!!

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  14. I just read over at FJI that Donna has chosen you as one of the 5 finalists. Big congrats to you!!!

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  15. Wow Congrats on being in the top five of the copy me challenge. Love the great buy your got!!!

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  16. You did a great job Laurel! I love your style! Congrats om making the Copy Me! top five - well deserved!

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  17. LOVE your style, great job!

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  18. LOVE your style, great job!

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  19. I think it looks GREAT! I love the bowling pin, and the license plate.

    And I love that you bought all the storage racks!

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