Link up Your Outdoor Spaces!
July 7, 2011
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July 10, 2011

Winners of the Outdoor Spaces Challenge!

When the sun comes out and the weather warms from spring to summer, we step out of doors and take a good look at our outdoor living spaces.  It was fun to see how many of you made simple changes to turn ordinary spots into something special.

The guest judge for our Outdoor Spaces Challenge was Linda, visiting from Craftaholics Anonymous.

Linda stopped by each of the challenge contestants’ blogs to check out their spiffed-up outdoor spaces.  She had a great time seeing all the projects and discovering new blogs.  Linda offered her comments about each of her favorite projects, which we’ve included below (in italics).  Let’s see which of your outdoor spaces were Linda’s favorites.

#6 Lemonade Stand from Just Sew Sassy

So stinkin cute! Made me want to sit on the curb and sell a cold, sugary glass of lemonade!

#37 Outdoor Chandelier from In My Own Style

Love how this chandelier turned out! Perfect for an outdoor space.

#45 Outdoor Dining Room from Anythingology

This is an entertaining dream come true! So many beautiful elements.

#4 Man Cave from 3 Sun Kissed Boys

This just rocks! Love the barrel chair. PS my hubby is jealous! {ok, so I am too haha}

#28 Black Swing from The Cellar Door Stories

Living in the south, I loved this gorgeous porch swing! 

#33 Backyard Beach from Better Together

What a cute idea! Love it! I want one for my little man!

#23 Vinyl Touches on the Porch from Just Pleased as Punch

Loved the small details with the vinyl, the fab wreath, etc. 

#36 Door Mobile from Designs by Kassia

So unique! What a fun tradition to have a door mobile! 

#27 Chair from Ms. Smartie Pants

This chair makeover turned out so pretty! the fabric pillow was the cherry on top!

#34 Placemats from Madigan Made

Very clever and very cute!

#15 Outdoor Dinner from Dukes and Duchesses

Love a good Mason jar chandelier! What a romantic dinner setting!

 Here are The CSI Girls’ favorite projects:

 #21 Outdoor Toy Storage from Random Thoughts of a Supermom

#43 Outdoor Bar Cart from Keller Creative 

Congratulations, winners!  You can get your winners’ buttons HERE.

We’re excited now to announce the winners of this week’s giveaway, sponsored by  Clean Mama Printables.

Comment #42 – Margot Perry

Challenge Entry #19 – Patio Before and After from Involving Color

Thanks to Clean Mama Printables for sponsoring such a fun giveaway!  We’d also like to thank Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous for joining us this week as our guest judge.  We’re so glad that you joined us for the Outdoor Spaces Challenge here at The CSI Project!

We’d also like to thank all of you who entered projects into the challenge.  Our readers are the best!  We really appreciate your participation in the weekly challenges.  The inspiration you provide us each week is just phenomenal.  We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with for next week’s challenge:

Images: Ritzy Bee Blog


  1. Sorry for the late comment. I’m just now catching up to this weekend’s posts.

    Thank you very much for the feature. The mancave is such a special place for my family and I, it makes me smile when it gets props like this. 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for choosing my bar cart as a winner for this week’s challenge!

  3. Hi Linda, Beckie,and Jen-

    Thank you for featuring my candle chandy in your top 10 projects this week. xo It is so exciting to see – thank you so much.
    I love the Lemonade Stand – soooo cute. I wish I were little again, just so I could fit in it and play. When I was a kid, my mom just set up the picnic table with a handwritten sign- Lemonade 5 cents. We never made much money, perhaps if we had a stand as cute as this – we would have had a long line of thirsty people eagerly waiting for a cup of refreshing lemonade 🙂

  4. Oh wow, thank you so much! I’m so excited!

  5. I am soooo excited, thanks for picking my little spot in the world! I am in great company!!! You made my day!

  6. Kasia says:

    Thank you so much for choosing my project to be in the top 10. I feel very honored and inspired/ motivated to create more! Thank you

  7. Wow!! Thanks soooo much for picking my lemonade stnad as one of your favorites!! There are so many great projects to get some inspiration from, can’t wait to go check them all out! Thanks for hosting a fun outdoor party!

  8. Shannon says:

    Thank you Linda for picking my outdoor dining room as one of your favorites! Thank you Jen and Beckie for creating a venue for us to share our projects. I love seeing all the creative amazing things being transformed, Congratulations to the winners. I’m on my way to visit them all. I missed some!

  9. thanks so much for featuring my porch swing ~ i really appreciate it! there are so many great outdoor ideas here ~ i’m going to explore some more!!!

  10. Amy says:

    Yay, thanks so much for featuring my front door decor! I am truly honored!

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