Time to Linkup for the Knock Offs Challenge!
September 8, 2011
Sponsor of the Week: Turtle Taylor
September 11, 2011

Winners of the Knock Offs Challenge!

Is it too cheesy to say that you knocked our socks off with your knock offs this week?  Because we were amazed by every. single. project. that was entered into the Knock Offs Challenge.  You have an unbelievable ability to use your creative resources to replicate pricey designer looks–and they are frequently more appealing than the originals!  This challenge was definitely one of our favorites.

Images: A Trip to *Holland

Cheri Heaton was the lucky lady who got to view all of our projects.  Visiting from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar,

Cheri had a wonderful time viewing your projects but had a tough job when it came to narrowing down her favorites.  Here’s what she told us:

“This round was really fun and really hard to judge.  Ah!  I was amazed at all the beautiful work and I had a seriously hard time narrowing it down.  Way to go guys!”

Cheri offered her compliments to each of the projects she picked to feature, so we’ve included what she said about each one in italics.  Let’s take a look at who won The Knock Offs Challenge!

#51 Ballard Nesting Tables from Fussy Monkey Business

I am always excited when I see a knock off I like more than the original.  These tables are absolutely gorgeous.  

#41 PB Project Table Knock Off from Nashville Pug

I thought this was an awesome rendition of Pottery Barn’s project table.

#24 Ballard Drying Rack Knock Off from Centsational Girl

Can I please have that for my laundry room?  Pretty please?

#33 Pier 1 Letter Balls from Frou-Fru Gal

Those are the coolest ping pong balls I’ve ever seen.  Love it!

#39 PB Anthropology Jars from The Country Chic Cottage

These are fabulous and I love how she antiqued the labels to make them look authentic.

#43 West Elm Zebra Rug from J and J Home

This rug totally rocks.  Well done.

#75 PB Inspired Playroom Storage from InspiredNest

Great playroom storage for a great price.  Nice.

#53 PB Knock off Duvet from Fussy Monkey Business

This knock off was carried out so well.  Beautiful.

#60 Pb Pillow from The Scrap Shoppe

I saw this pillow in blogland a while back and thought is was gorgeous.  Simple technique – huge outcome.

#86 PB Farmhouse Bed from 3 Meadow Lake Cottage

Looks just like the real one.  Great work.

#104 Anthro Bobby Pins from Henry Happened

Simple and darling.  I want to make some.

Here are the projects picked by The CSI Girls as their favorites:

#4 Reverse Anthropology Dresser from Red Hen Home

#16 PB Project Table Knock Off from Girl. Inspired  

Congratulations to all of our winners!  You can get your winners’ buttons HERE.

We have one more winner to showcase, thanks to this week’s sponsor, Miss Lovey Dovey.

The randomly selected winner of The Date Night Jar is:

Random Winner

#76 My New Old Desk from The 36th Avenue  


We’d like to thank all of you who entered projects into this challenge for sharing and inspiring us with your creativity.  We LOVED viewing your entries!  We also want to thank Cheri Heaton for joining us as our guest judge, and Miss Lovey Dovey for sponsoring our giveaway.  We so enjoyed having you spend the week with us here at The CSI Project!

We hope all of you will be back next week for a brand new challenge:

Images:  No Big Dill


  1. Yahoo! I made the cut – barely! 🙂 But I’ll take it! Thank you so much!

  2. Jeanne says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for featuring my rug. What incredible knock offs.

  3. Crystal says:

    Oh my goodness! How exciting! Thanks for picking TWO of my projects! Everyone did such an amazing job on their knock offs. Great job girls!

  4. Stef says:

    What a fun challenge this week! I sure do love knock-offs!! Thanks for picking my project table, Jen! And thanks for maintaining such an inspirational blog, ladies!

  5. VERY excited to see my PB pillow in the top 10! Thanks, Cheri! This is my absolute favorite contest topic to peruse. Everyone’s knock offs always seem to outshine the originals by far!

  6. Whoa! I’m so excited to be one of the top ten! I had tons of fun checking out all the other knock off projects. Lots of great ideas to add to my never ending “to do” list! Thanks for the honour and the cool challenge:-)

  7. YIPPEE!! So happy to be in the top ten!! Thanks!!

  8. I am thrilled and honored to be among all these oh so talented ladies!!

  9. This was a great challenge, and I enjoyed looking at all the projects. Thanks, Beckie, for picking my dresser!

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