Seeing all the transformations that took place in the great outdoors for this challenge has sent us out to our own porches to fix them up and learn to enjoy them again. It was hard to put down our glasses of lemonade and leave the porch swing and rocking chair to write this post! But we did, because we’re so excited to show off the winners of the Porches, Terraces, and Patios Challenge.
This week, our guest judge was Gina Luker, visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage.
Gina really enjoyed viewing all of the entries. Here’s what she said about her judging duties:
“Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest judge this week, it’s been so much fun to find new blogs to love, as well as be inspired by all the amazing ideas. It was so, SO hard to pick it down to just 10… I loved all the projects so much!”
Being a guest judge for The CSI Project is a tough job, Gina! Our readers really are amazing. Gina did manage to narrow her choices down, and we’re delighted to feature this week’s winners.
Gina told us why she made each selection, so we’ve included her sweet compliments to each of our winners in italics beneath each of their pictures. Enjoy!
#1 Summer Patio from Clean & Scentsible
This was the winner for me–all the cute touches with the bright and fun yellow–adorable!
#26 Pallet Table from Hey Sis!
A super cool table!
#37 Front Porch from The Elephant’s Trunk
Love all the cool touches (and Melo is adorable)!
#25 Backyard Pergola from The Audzipan Anthology
Love, love, LOVE this pergola!
#16 Patio from La Famille
How cool is a free table? Yes, please 🙂
#35 Before & After from Laurmelas House
Oh how I wish I had a green thumb–for something other than weeds. Fabulous garden!
#18 Boho Patio from The Wicker House
This is my kinda hang out–I even have the same chairs….
#36 Backyard Makeover from Just Sew Sassy
Awesome transformation–amazing results!
#8 Cake Dome Planter from Choose to Thrive
Pure genius. I love “use what you have” projects.
#5 Kate’s Outdoor Cabana from Centsational Girl
Blissful space–sigh…I could just live here…
#15 Sunny Yellow Patio Makeover from Random Thoughts of a Supermom
So, SO fun and perfect for summer. Love the bright colors and the clever storage solutions!
The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects, too.
#2 Bright Summer Porch from Scissors & Spatulas
#27 Front Porch Makeover from Sugar & Dots
Congratulations to all of our winners! You can get a winner’s button for your sidebar, HERE.
In addition to our featured challenge winners, we get to select a winner of this week’s giveaway, sponsored by Dinky Bird Boutique.
Dinky Bird Boutique sells beautiful, bejeweled floral fabric accessories, designed and handcrafted by Stephanie Bowman. Stephanie is offering the winner of this week’s giveaway this stunning silver floral clip.
Taking entries from the challenge projects and comments left on the sponsor post, we randomly selected this week’s winner,
Project #32 Rock Patio from Gingersnap Crafts.
Congratulations, Ginger! We know you’ll love wearing your gorgeous flower clip from Dinky Bird Boutique.
Again, we’d like to thank our giveaway sponsor (Stephanie from Dinky Bird Boutique) and guest judge (Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage) for joining us this week. And we want to thank all of our readers who presented their porches, terraces, and patios for this challenge. We always enjoy seeing what you’ve created!
Please join us again next week for another fun challenge:
Images: Deliciously Organized