The CSI Project: ‘Paint’ Challenge!


The day has finally arrived!

It’s time to link up!

Remember the guidelines:

  1. All entries for this challenge need to incorporate the challenge’s theme. Since this week’s theme is “Paint,” you must have something that obviously uses paint in your project. Some examples of paint might be — DIY furniture projects, decorating projects that involve paint, different painting techniques such as glazing, crackling or distressing…
  2. When you enter the challenge, please enter the link to the specific post on your blog that relates to the project — not to your general blog. This will help when a year from now, for example, someone who visits the site can find your project directly.
  3. The CSI Project button must be in your blog post. This makes it easy for other people to come over and join in the challenge if they like – and for us to know that we have the correct entry in the challenge when we’re judging. And if you use an older post, please update it so it’s current. If you don’t want to update it, please add the button to that post and to the sidebar for the week of the contest. Thanks!
  4. The project you submit must be your own project and something you have made. (It can be inspired by something someone else has done, but it must be your creation.)
  5. We ask that you are a CSI follower or subscriber to win the prizes. The more followers the site has — the more giveaways we are able to host.
  6. If you enter a project into our challenge, we ask that you please leave comments on at least 5 other entries in the contest. Not only is it nice to do, but it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
  7. By entering, you give us permission to spotlight your projects — we will give you credit  and link back to your blog.

Grab the button here!


Ok – we are excited to see your projects!

It’s time to link up! {the link closes Thursday, May 27th @ 12 PM (EST) and winners will be announced Fri., May 28th}

  1. Reply
    CRAZYMOM May 25, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Darn it! I put MY NAME! One of these days I will get these linky things down. 🙂

    I am so impressed with some of these projects already! Wow!

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    Kristi @ Creative Kristi May 25, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I want to know how everyone gets longer titles than I did! lol Is there some secret to getting more characters in the “title” part? 😉

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    SalindaBarnard May 25, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Hi! I just linked up, but the it doesn’t appear the CSI buttons are working right now.

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    KKonze May 25, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Hi, I just linked up my Painted Mirrors post, but I couldn’t get the buttons to work. I added a note to the bottome of my post with a link back to the CSI Project…I hope that counts!

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    Jen May 25, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Thank for linking up! Just a note — the old button code was accidently copied in the post. I have since updated the code to the correct code so the buttons should be working great now.

    We really appreciate everyone linking up!!


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    ColleenJorgensen May 25, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I couldn’t get the CSI buttons to work either. But I did a text link. I’ll add the button if you let me know when it’s working!

    Love this site! Can’t wait to see more!

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    Amy Nabors May 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Looking forward to checking out all the projects.

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    julia May 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I think I just linked my post to yours, but I couldn’t get it to go to the next step, so I’m not sure.

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    Julia May 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Nope, it didn’t link. I have posted, commented to lots of the other challengers, and put in all my info, but it won’t go to the “next step”.

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    Julia May 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Okay, so I finally got it to work! Yea!!!

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    Debbie Smith May 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Linked up 2 fun projects!!

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    Claudine Barnett May 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    such a great project! so many I need to visit! keep it up girls, this is terrific fun. . . now that I figured out how to ‘link’ up!

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    Marie May 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Hello fabulous CSI Project Team! Thank you for allowing me to link up a few of my paint projects. This is so much fun! I’ve been around to several of the other participants so far and I’ve seen some amazing makeovers!


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    Kendra @ My Insanity May 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I have a project I’d really like to get done for this, but at the moment that is looking doubtful (at best) since I am a full-time milk machine right now.

    I’m linking up an older post. If by some miracle I get the other project done in time, can I add that, too?


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    Meg/Brassy Apple May 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    FAbulous paint party ladies! Just linked up!

    so fun to pop onto other blogs and see what everyone has created! 🙂

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    LarissaZitzman May 26, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Just linked up, love all the projects…

    HEADS UP, the buttons aren’t working…at least for me.

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    LarissaZitzman May 26, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Strike that…got them to work. Linked up on post and on side of my blog. YAY.

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    Sixty-FifthAve May 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I’m not having any luck getting the button to work!:( I added a link and will try again later.

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    Sixty-FifthAve May 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I tried the button you have on the sidebar and it worked!

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    Laurie-Jean May 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    New to wordpress. I was able to add a text link on my sidebar, but am clueless on how to add a button to my postings.:(

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    Heather - Dollar Store Crafts May 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    That Red Headed Stepchild’s reverse-stenciled chalkboard plate is really cute! I couldn’t comment on her page, so I figured I’d comment here and leave her a little love somewhere in cyberspace!

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    StephanieLynn May 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting girls! I had fun using some color just for your project! Hope you all are enjoying your week and have a wonderful holiday weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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    Schona Kessler Photography May 27, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Man I also had no luck posting the button with the given codes. I tried all 3. I finally right clicked on the CSI button picture. Clicked properties and copied the url. Added it as an image to my blog and linked it to the paint project url. Now it is working great!

    Thanks for a fun challenge! Can’t wait for the next one.

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    Anita May 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I hate Central Time! I missed the cutoff time. Oh well, maybe next time. It’s been such a hectic week here. I love so many of the project that were posted!

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    Amanda May 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks so much for the paint party! I have been looking forward to it since you announced it! And all the postings inspired my second paint project post — so THANK YOU! 🙂

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    Karen May 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Oh, Shoot! I wish I would have read this before cut off! I couldn’t get the link to work and didn’t get to play (boo hoo). I would LOVE for ya’ll to come over and see my Winnie the Pooh Mural. I am at I would love to know what ya’ll think. Thanks to those who did share and the CSI Ladies for having us!

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    CentsationalGirl June 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

    My goodness, you all are making this very hard on me . . . keep the great inspiration coming !


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    Monica @ June 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Love some of these projects, especially the chalkboard flowerpot.

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