Winners of the “Paint Challenge”

First of all, Sarah wanted everyone who linked up to know how impressed she was with all of your projects!

Sarah also said that you all should be so proud of all that you have accomplished! She had a hard time deciding, but finally settled on these projects:

#80 — Julia @ Julia’s Sew Sweet and Special. Julia’s mom is a resident at this nursing home and Julia hand-painted this fence for the residents there:

{I have to go with #80 for the winner — she put SO MUCH work into that!!! It’s SO beautiful!}

Here are the Top 10 projects:

$30 — Jan @ Bobbypins Boardwalk — Paisley Mailbox



#79 — Cassie @ Primitive and Proper — Turquoise Dresser

#48 –– Tammy @ Tattered and Timeless — Nesting Chair



#120 — Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue — Pottery Barn Kids-inspired Playroom



#59 — Katie @ Impatiently Praying for Patience — Floor candlesticks



#91 — Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked — Cupboard Door Chalkboard



#14 — Fallan @ Technicolor Dreams — Swirly Pegboard and Desk

#20 — Kristi @ Creative Kristi — Painted Faux Granite Counters



#44 — Jaysey @ Crazy Dasiy — Planted Chair



#6 — Kelli@ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM – Candle Holder

Beckie’s Pick:

#37 — Jan @ Bobbypins Boardwalk — Master Bedroom Wall Mural

Amanda’s Pick:

#114 — Liz @ It’s Liz — Polyurethane Stripes



Jen’s Pick:


#108. [email protected] Apple: Chandelier – Make ONE!



And the two winners of the $30 Rusted Chain gift certificates are:


#78 — Emma Calls Me Mama — Barstool Redo




#34 — Tina’s Place — Rocking Chair Redo


Winners: you can get your special buttons on this page.

Thank you to everyone who linked up. Every single project was amazing!!!

And thank you to Sarah for being such a great first guest judge.  And thank you Bekki for our wonderful giveaways.

We hope you will come back next week for our “Hardware Store” Challenge. {Only one element needs to be from a hardware store}. We can’t wait to see your projects!

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    meg/brassyapple May 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Amazing! Loved this challenge and hopping around to other blogs and seeing projects.

    I *heart* the trees on the master bedroom wall! 🙂 great job!

    excited to be JENs pick! xoxo

    thanks ladies!!! 🙂

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    Tonia May 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I love the fence, that is the sweetest thing. I have never seen anything like that before, and my picks are #79 and #120. However ALL of them are beautiful.

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    julia May 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Oh my gosh! I am crying as I type this. I never expected to win this challenge. I just entered on a whim! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now, I really can call myself an “artist” can’t I?

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    Tracy'sTrinketsandTreasures May 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Congratualtions to everyone. I think you all deserved to be picked. That fence is precious and all the other projects look great.

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    Sixty-FifthAve May 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Julia’a fence blew me away, it really is amazing!! This was fun!
    Have a wonderful weekend

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    **Amy** May 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Congratulations to all! They were all amazing projects!

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    Kristi @ Creative Kristi May 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I am so happy that I was in the Top 10! The winner truly did some amazing work with paint!! Looking forward to next week! Thanks!

    BTW: I can’t get the code for the Top 10 button to work?

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    Anita May 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    There were so many great projects! Congrats to all the winners!

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    asnipofgoodness May 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Congrats to all the winners, great job everyone. I loved looking at all your projects, you all are so creative. Thanks CSI for all the fun!

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    KelliW May 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    That fence is adorable! I love the painted on flower boxes! Thanks so much for including my candleholder in the top 10!

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    MiMi May 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    As always I’m stunned. Just amazed! That painted faux counter top is freakin’ COOL!!!

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    lisa May 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    congrats to all the winners. now i have a million more projects i want to tackle!! 😀 I think I’m going to paint my mailbox next week!!

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    Kelsey May 28, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    OOh I’m so excited to be in the top ten! Thank you so much. (that fence is ah-mazing!) 🙂

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    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy May 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    How exciting! It is so humbling to be listed in the top 10! Hooray! Congrats to everyone for amazing projects! Can’t wait to see what is in store for us next week!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy (Chair Planters)

    PS – I cannot get the top 1o buttons to work either…

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    Katie May 29, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I just jumped up and down through out my house. I am so excited that I got to the top 10! Can’t wait to see what everyone has for next week!

    Ok I guess I am not the only one. But I can not get the top 10 button to work either.

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    The.K.Krew May 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous paint projects – Congratulations everyone!
    Congratulations Julia, that fence is amazing, what a wonderful gesture your Mom and the other residents.

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