Wow, once again we have been awed by your creativity!  It was so much fun to see how many different ways you could beautify the simplest of accessories–lamps.  We loved viewing your before and after photos, and seeing the beautiful colors and fabrics you used in your lamp makeovers.  Thanks, CSI Project Readers, for sharing your creativity with us each week!

Before we announce the winners of the Lamp Makeover Challenge, we have to give a special award to this week’s guest judge, Jennifer Holmes of Dear Lillie.

Jennifer receives the award of “The CSI Project’s Most Dedicated Judge EVER” for viewing your projects and selecting favorites while she was evacuated from her East Coast home.  What a trooper!

We send our best wishes to Jennifer and all our readers living in the path of Hurricane Irene.  We’re praying that all of you, your loved ones, and your homes will weather the storm well.

Here’s what our super-trooper guest judge, Jennifer, said about this challenge:

“First, thank you so much for this opportunity. It was so much fun to see all of the amazing lamp makeovers and to be inspired by so many different ideas. It was also neat to visit a bunch of new blogs that I had never been to before! I got “lost” on several blogs looking through so many posts full of so many creative projects and spaces!”

Jennifer offered lovely compliments to all of her favorite projects, so we’re including what she said about each one in italics.  So, now–for those of you who still have power–we present the winners of the Lamp Makeovers Challenge!
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#55 DIY Designer Glass Lamps from Anythingology

These were so creative and very stylish. This designer is very talented – I love the whole room.
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#23 Painted lampshades from Jane of All Trades

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fun, modern feel this one gives off. The colors and boldness of the stripe is perfect!

#56 HFH Lanterns from Anythingology

Wow, this lady knows what she is doing. These turned out fabulous!

#45 Woven Seagrass Lamp Shade from The Country Chic Cottage

This one was especially creative – did you see the seat cushion thing she started with! I love how the shade turned out. 

#30 Vintage Pot Lamp from My {Re}Purposed Life

This is such a sweet idea and was put together perfectly!

#31 French script lamp shade from Little Blue Prints
I love this idea. 

#3 Lamp Revamp  from Don’t Disturb this Groove

I love the proportions of this lamp. base and shade are both perfect and I love the fabric choice. 

#36 Goodwill Lamp Redo from Keller Creative

This took some major creativity and the ability to see past what it looked like to start with! It has such a fun, funky look now! 

#37 $8 Lamp Makeover from Salvage Savvy

I just love the transformation of this one! It looks so professional and fun. I especially love the fabric choice. 

#72 DIY drum shade from A Girl and a Glue Gun

Such a clever idea and I love the fabric. 

#71 Tutu Lamp from Apothecary Home

So cute and girly!

The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects, too.

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# 39 Revamped Blue Lamp from Lemon Tree Creations

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# 52 Lampshade Redo from Just Another Hang Up

Congratulations to all of you whose projects were featured.  Please make sure you click HERE to collect your winners’ buttons.

It’s time now to announce the winner of this week’s giveaway, sponsored by Cait + Create.

Our winner was randomly drawn from your entries to the Lamp Makeovers Challenge and comments left on our sponsor feature.  The winner of $25 Cait + Create shop credit is

#59 Lamp and Shade Makeover from Lipstick and Laundry

Congratulations, Jen!

We’re so proud of all of you who entered projects in the Lamp Makeovers Challenge.  Thank you for inspiring us yet again.  And thanks to our guest judge, Jennifer of Dear Lillie and to our sponsor, Caitlyn of Cait + Create, for making this another wonderful week at The CSI Project.  We hope all of you will be back next week for a new challenge:

Images: The Pleated Poppy