Linkup Now for the Garage Sale Finds and Makeovers Challenge!
June 9, 2011
Guest Judge: Amanda of I Am Baker
June 13, 2011

Winners of the Garage Sale Finds and Makeovers Challenge

What an exciting challenge!  We loved seeing your transformations, and so did this week’s guest judge,

Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivals.

Here is the note Mandi sent to all of you after seeing your projects:

Seriously, you guys inspire me!  After going through all of these links, my wish list is SOOO much longer than it needs to be….I am so impressed with the creativeness of these makeovers!  You guys are AMAZING!!! Love your guts, Mandi

Mandi chose an overall challenge winner and her 10 favorite projects.  She left fun comments about each of them (don’t you love it when our judges do that?), so we’ll include those (in italics) along with a picture and link to each of the winners. Let’s see which projects Mandi loved best…..

#88 Dresser Makeover from Lil Pink Pocket
Because I LOVED this dresser.  As in this exact one.  I called to buy it right after it sold.  I am glad to see that her awesomeness was glazed cause that is exactly what I would have done!
#15 Upcycled Dining Room Table from Crafty Scrappy Happy
Holy Amazing.  I am IN LOVE with everything about this dining table.  Can you make me a special chair, too?

#21 Painted Zebra Table from Salvage Savvy
Ya’ll should know that I am a sucker for gray zebra but this is an awesome tutorial, too!  Ya for awesome tutorials!

#40 Map Settee from Frou-fruGal
When I saw this my jaw dropped.  How incredible AND sentimental is this?

#52 Metal Hanging Planter Light from Anythingology
Yep, I am officially going to copy this….

#64 Waterfall Dresser from {Show & Tell}
I LOVE me a waterfall dresser and this color is gorg.

#80 Red and White Dresser from Tattered & Inked
Crazy how a little bit of creativity and thinking outside the box makes this dresser to die for!

#83 Polka Dot Couch from The Polkadot House
I. am. so. jealous.  Seriously.  I want to come and steal this couch.

#117 Holy Cow Hide from The V-Spot
Love the animal fur (do you call a hide a fur?) and I love the nailhead trim.

#118 Yellow Lamp Redo from BirdHouse
Sometimes the simplest thing can make a huge difference.  I am now on the hunt for a lamp like this one!

Love the white and green.  Like as in I want to kiss it.

The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects, too:
#20 Barstool Redo from Chintzy Couture
#89 Old Suitcase Re-do from Funkytime
Winners–you can get your buttons HERE.  Congratulations!
Our giveaway for this challenge was sponsored by the darling Etsy shop, Pink Stitches.
Our randomly drawn winner will get this handy Helen bag from Pink Stitches.
And the winner is….
#27 $1 Shelf Transformation from Frugal with a Flourish
Thanks to all of you who participated in the Garage Sale Finds and Makeovers Challenge, this week!  We loved sharing the spotlight with Mandi from Vintage Treasures and Bonnie’s Pink Stitches.  Many thinks to Mandi for being such a fun judge, and to Pink Stitches for the fabulous giveaway.
Please join us for next week’s challenge:
image credit:  Kiss the Groom


  1. Shannon says:

    Thanks for picking my metal planter hanging light for the top ten. I just found out from another blogging friend that I made the cut. There were so many great projects I don’t know how they narrow it done to just ten? It made my day and I love all the other projects. Congrats to all the winners!

  2. Wow, I’m honored to be included among these amazing projects! Great work everyone!

  3. YEAHHHH I am so so so excited to be part of this AMAZING top 10! Thank you so much for including my table and special chairs! I for sure would make you a special chair too!!! Everyones projects were just amazing this week! I am so so loving this challenge!

  4. Dharma says:

    Awwww….come on over Mandi, I’ll make the buffet pucker up 🙂 Thanks for the shout out all!

  5. Hooray! I’m so excited to have made the Top 10! Thanks, Mandi! Love your guts, too. 🙂 I’m off to stalk the other projects now….

  6. Marie says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I’m Marie from Lil Pink Pocket I did the dresser and I’m so excited about being the #1 project! I am brand new to the craft blogging world. I found Mandi’s blog a couple months ago (and have been totally hooked ever since) and I just started my blog a week ago. I love that there is a network of such creative people and that we can share ideas and our passion together. Thanks again!

  7. bree johnson says:

    That dining room table…SWOON! Love it thanks for picking my polkadot couch it’s like my 4th born child 🙂 This week was sooo fun to look at! thanks csi and miss mandy. love miss bree

  8. Connie says:

    My zebra table made the top 10… Woo-Hoo!! Sooo many great entries, I loved looking at everyone’s creativity! Thanks to Mandi & the CSI Girls 🙂

  9. Sibylle says:

    Thank you Jen!!!!! And I love the fur dresser!

  10. amber says:

    Wow, that map sette is stunning! I’m so excited to go yard sale-ing now!

  11. Whoohoo! I won the bag! Lemme know who I need to contact.

    And that chandi redo is AMAZING! Congrats to all the winners!

  12. Congratulations to the winners!! This was such a fun challenge. I loved seeing everything linked up. And thanks Mandi for being such an awesome guest judge!!!!


Leave a Reply to Sibylle Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *