Time to Linkup for the Porches, Terraces, and Patios Challenge!
August 11, 2011
Sponsor: Little Penelope Lane
August 14, 2011

Winners of the Porches, Terraces, and Patios Challenge!

overall winner of the challenge

Seeing all the transformations that took place in the great outdoors for this challenge has sent us out to our own porches to fix them up and learn to enjoy them again.  It was hard to put down our glasses of lemonade and leave the porch swing and rocking chair to write this post!  But we did, because we’re so excited to show off the winners of the Porches, Terraces, and Patios Challenge.

This week, our guest judge was Gina Luker, visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage.  

Gina really enjoyed viewing all of the entries.  Here’s what she said about her judging duties:

“Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest judge this week, it’s been so much fun to find new blogs to love, as well as be inspired by all the amazing ideas. It was so, SO hard to pick it down to just 10… I loved all the projects so much!”

Being a guest judge for The CSI Project is a tough job, Gina!  Our readers really are amazing.  Gina did manage to narrow her choices down, and we’re delighted to feature this week’s winners.

Gina told us why she made each selection, so we’ve included her sweet compliments to each of our winners in italics beneath each of their pictures.  Enjoy!

#1 Summer Patio from Clean & Scentsibleoverall winner of the challenge

This was the winner for me–all the cute touches with the bright and fun yellow–adorable!

#26 Pallet Table from Hey Sis!

A super cool table!

#37 Front Porch from The Elephant’s Trunk

Love all the cool touches (and Melo is adorable)!

#25 Backyard Pergola from The Audzipan Anthology

Love, love, LOVE this pergola!

#16 Patio from La Famille

How cool is a free table?  Yes, please 🙂

#35 Before & After from Laurmelas House

Oh how I wish I had a green thumb–for something other than weeds.  Fabulous garden!

#18 Boho Patio from The Wicker House

This is my kinda hang out–I even have the same chairs….

#36 Backyard Makeover from Just Sew Sassy

Awesome transformation–amazing results!

#8 Cake Dome Planter from Choose to Thrive

Pure genius.  I love “use what you have” projects.

#5 Kate’s Outdoor Cabana from Centsational Girl

Blissful space–sigh…I could just live here…

#15 Sunny Yellow Patio Makeover from Random Thoughts of a Supermom

So, SO fun and perfect for summer.  Love the bright colors and the clever storage solutions!

The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects, too.

#2 Bright Summer Porch from Scissors & Spatulas

#27 Front Porch Makeover from Sugar & Dots

Congratulations to all of our winners!  You can get a winner’s button for your sidebar, HERE.

In addition to our featured challenge winners, we get to select a winner of this week’s giveaway, sponsored by Dinky Bird Boutique.

Dinky Bird Boutique sells beautiful, bejeweled floral fabric accessories, designed and handcrafted by Stephanie Bowman.  Stephanie is offering the winner of this week’s giveaway this stunning silver floral clip.

Taking entries from the challenge projects and comments left on the sponsor post, we randomly selected this week’s winner,

Project #32 Rock Patio from Gingersnap Crafts.

Congratulations, Ginger!  We know you’ll love wearing your gorgeous flower clip from Dinky Bird Boutique.

Again, we’d like to thank our giveaway sponsor (Stephanie from Dinky Bird Boutique) and guest judge (Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage) for joining us this week.  And we want to thank all of our readers who presented their porches, terraces, and patios for this challenge.  We always enjoy seeing what you’ve created!

Please join us again next week for another fun challenge:

Images: Deliciously Organized


  1. Kimmie says:

    Thank you so much, Jen, for the shout out! And thank you for the lovely comments above! It was so fun to create an outdoor space for around $10.00. It doesn’t have to be pricey to make you happy. 🙂

  2. Yay!! Congrats to all the fabulous outdoor spaces entries:) Thanks for featuring our backyard makeover:)

  3. Laurmela says:

    Yeah! Thanks so much Gina and the awesome CSI gals. I am getting ready to go work out there right now. Love all the color and ideas!



  4. Oh yay, how exciting!! Thank you Gina and CSI gals ! All of these spaces are so relaxing, thank you for the linky love!

  5. Thanks so much for the feature Gina! (And thank you CSI Ladies for another great week of inspiration!)

  6. @sugar and dots: awesome transformation! Also love the Boho patio!!!

  7. What a great line up here! Love that last one and the old looking bricks. Thanks for including me in this fab line up 🙂

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