May 29, 2010
Welcome to The CSI Project’s ‘Hardware Store’ Challenge!
June 1, 2010

Week 2 ‘Hardware Store’ Challenge — meet our guest judge and giveaway sponsor!

Woo Hoo – It’s week two of The CSI Project’s challenges!

We are so excited introduce you to our week 2 guest judge and giveaway sponsor!


Our guest judge this week is Kate from Centsational Girl! Kate is a fabulous DIYer from Northern California. She loves to bargain hunt and create beautiful spaces while on a budget. We are so thrilled to have her here!

Some of her fabulous projects are:

cg before  and after

cg  headboard and bedding

Check out this swoon-worthy Bench Project:

bench before 2

nailhead after

slipcover  square

cg patina  dresser

Kate’s entire blog– Centsational Girl —  is filled with inspiring projects! If you haven’t been over to her place, you are in for a treat!

And, our Week 2 Giveaway Sponsor is — Sparkle & Metal. Sparkle & Metal makes hand-made, unique jewelry using sterling silver and gold components and natural stones.

And we are so pleased to announce that Sparkle & Metal will be giving one of the  ‘Hardware Store’ challenge entries a $50 gift certificate!


The   Natasha necklace

Beach Earrings

Ok, get ready to link up your ‘Hardware Store” Challenge projects!

Remember, only one element has to be from a hardware store.

Some examples are — DIY projects that use lumber, wood moulding, paint-related projects, jewelry using washers or chain, upholstery projects using nails, landscaping projects.

The link goes up tomorrow morning at 9 AM {EST}


  1. LifeinRehab says:

    Hiya, Girls! What a great challenge, and right up my alley.

    I not only put your button on my blog post, but I did a whole blog post about your challenge too! That should get BOTH of my readers over here!

    Good luck with this, and you’re on my calendar now. I won’t miss another party.

  2. That dresser is gorgeous!!!

  3. MiMi says:

    Wow, those are some gorgeous projects!!! I love the laundry room, I just wanna hang out there all day, LOL.

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