Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Project Reveal & Moving On.......

to the next round!

I'm so excited!  My project came in at #4 out of 12 which is so crazy because there were some seriously amazing projects in that challenge!  I am so amazed at the talent and creativity out there!  Congratulations to all the contestants!  I'm just honored to be included in this competition let alone to be advancing on to the next round which is

the Upcycled challenge!  Consider me shaking in my boots!

So, I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you that voted.  I know you had no idea which project was mine and may not have even voted for mine, but I appreciate you taking the time to vote anyway!  That's what makes this competition so fun!  Okay, so are you ready to find out which knockoff project was mine?

I did the headboard.  If it weren't for this challenge that door would still be collecting dust in my closet!  I'll share the full tutorial tomorrow.  I really need to give my Crafting Star Beth a big virtual hug because she's the one who recommended the side by side comparison, which was pretty much genius!

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement!  I heart you all!

So, ummm.......does anyone have any good ideas for an upcycle project?  Is it sad that I had to google the word?  I'm like Isla Fisher in the movie of (the awesome book) Confessions of a Shopaholic.  Remember when she was working at that financial magazine and she googled the word "finance"?  If you've never read those books or seen that movie, what is wrong with you?!  ;)  Seriously, rent it, watch it, then thank me later!


  1. I love love love your headboard! Congrats on your big 4th place!


  2. I loved that project -- congrats on making it to the next round!

  3. The headboard was amazing! Congratulations on moving up. I can't believe all the gluing...and gluing...and gluing!!

  4. Congratulations! You pust some serious work into that headboard. It's amazing.

  5. I knocked off a PB headboard too. Why are they so dang expensive?!
    My whole house is an upcycle. lol
    Okay, I'm adding the movie to my must see list. (she says bowing her head in shame)
    Congrats on movin' to the next level. :)

  6. Um, duh. Of course you made it to the next round! That headboard is FABULOUS. No clue on upcycled stuff though-- search "upcycled projects" on Pinterest!

  7. Congrats, girl! That project was totally awesome!! And I love the Shopaholic reference...the book was way better than the movie, but both *awesome* (c: Good luck with your next challenge!!!

  8. I love that movie!! congrats on your project Carmel. You do such amazing stuff, I am not surprised one little bit! I love upcycled stuff. Nate Berkus had a ton of ideas recently, you could check out some of the ones he featured with his guest on his website.

  9. Congrats! Your headboard turned out beautifully and I can't wait for the tutorial.

  10. Congrats to you!! That was my favorite project, of course it was yours! Good luck on the next round. If I think of anything fabulous, I'll let you know. Knowing you, you will come up with something amazing!

  11. Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the tutorial tomorrow!


  12. The headboard is totally amazing. did really well and no surprise. Wow!


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