Thursday, April 14, 2011

We Can Do It Cheaper - My Top 5 Picks - Now You Pick!

Welcome to another month of copies and recreations from the land of We Can Do It Cheaper!
I have chosen my top 5 out of the links. I have to be honest, there weren't that many qualified entries since this does need to be a copy of something you have seen. I do appreciate all of the ones that did link that were qualified though and it is always difficult to pick out the ones I like best!

Without further mess and nonsense though.. (in no particular order)

No. 1) From Brassy Apple comes her recreation of Pottery Barns Egg-A-Labra.
No. 2) Lisa from Fern Creek Cottage linked up her copy of Pottery Barn lamps.
No. 3) Richmond Thrifter (Yeehaw for my home town!) made her own version of a cute little Anthropoligie table.
No. 4) This amazing West Elm headboard copy was linked up by Budget Wise Home.
No. 5) Last but not least, The Cozy Old Farmhouse made her own copy of this old fashioned lamp.

I also have one honorary mention because her kitchen has turned out so beautiful! The only reason I didn't pick it was that I didn't feel it was exactly a "copy" of something (though she did show her wonderful inspiration books). I love it though!!

So... Honorary Mention: Sara from All Things Vintage linked up her brand new redone kitchen.


So there you have it! Now it's your turn to leave a comment with your number 1 pick!
The winner will be announced next Thursday and will win a hat of their choice to the lovely HaleyAbigail Etsy Store!

Good luck to all!
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23 comments:

Rachel said...

I vote for Stephanie! (#5) I think this is just awesome! (And yeehaw for MY hometown!)

alison said...

the lamp is my favorite, but that kitchen with the gorgeous wood countertops is a close second.

alison
stuff and nonsense

Helen said...

I just love #2, the lamps, they really turned out great!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I like how you were able to put a picture on top of a picture, very cool!

Jodie said...

I have to say that my pick would have to be entry number 1. There were so money details and thought that had to go into this one. She really had to "hunt" (no pun intended) :) to find the items so she could truly "Do It For Cheaper"! I think the end result is so beautiful and she has inspired me to "Do It Cheaper". Thanks so much for doing this contest. It really has given me some great ideas!

P.S. I am a fellow North Texan (recent) and I would like to know where you buy your thrift furniture! I can't find it anywhere! Do you have any places that you like to go that you think I should check out? Thanks! :)

Jane of All Trades said...

I like the lamp of #2. It looks almost exactly like the one she was trying to emulate. Everyone did a good job!

Megan said...

hey thanks for the shout out! ;)

Lana M. said...

I guess I'd have to go for #4, the headboard. It looks so professionally done and actually looks pretty doable.

tracy said...

Number 4! I have a pictured cut out from a magazine that is a headboard for Reese's room once we have a house of our own! This entry has definitely made me anxious to do it!

Courtney said...

I love number 3! It turned out so cute! I would love to make one.

Miss Ashley said...

I love #3....SO CUTE!!

Doodiebug said...

Stephanie's Edison style Lamp- #5!

Andrea said...

#5 - Stephanie's Edison Lamp

Kary Ross said...

I love "All Things Vintage" by Sara and her brand new "re-done" kitchen because it looks EXACTLY like one in my basement that I would love to makeover. The layout is THE same and the design, white cabinets, beadboard, refinished countertops, hanging lamp.....love, love, love it!! Thanks Sara! I have it saved to a favorite place so I can retrieve your look and it will so help me keep the image in my mind as I tread down that road to re-do my "little kitchen in the basement! I say KUDOS to you!

Dunavant Diaries said...

#4...looks exactly like the original!

Karen said...

My vote is for No.5 Stephanie, The Cozy Old Farmhouse of her "Old Fashion Lamp". I love it. Good Job to my cousin Stephanie. (Karen McAlpin)

The Early Family "Adventures" said...

The Edison Lamp.

Wendy said...

Definitely #5, Stephanie's Edison Lamp. It's so VERY unique and darling!

The Misty Journey said...

#2 is my FAV!

Alisha said...

Love the lamp on #2!

But they are all awesome!

Alisha

Ruth Bailey said...

Stephanie hands down she did a awesome job with her lamp!! It looks old! Way to go Stephanie!!

Martin said...

I vote for the #5, the Edison Lamp.I think they are cool looking and I think Stephanie was as pleased about making it as Edison was when he first invented the light bulb.

Marea P said...

#5 Stephanie's Edison Lamp!