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. Thanks for hosting girls! When I get home from the grocery, I’ll look forward to doing some visiting with the other participants. 🙂

  2. This looks fun. I’m off to visit other in the contest!

  3. I added another project. I’m just copying your side button and adding a link because I can’t get the HTML to work for me. Thank you for hosting the party!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!


  6. 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”.

  7. Wow! Over 100 projects!! Sarah’s got her work cut out for her! Fantastic job everyone! I’m loving everyone’s projects!

  8. 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?


  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Thanks CSI team for hosting the paint party. I am not proficient with blogging and linking. I even put my NAME in for the title…embarassing! Thanks to Ann Marie @ TwiceLovely for giving me a tutorial as to how to link up, otherwise I could not have participated. I’m a major fan of hers.

  12. 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!

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. 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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