Style & Skill Crush: CSI Project

Meet my new favorite blog, the CSI project. I don't remember how I stumbled onto this jackpot but its my new addiction.


The site is a collaborative effort run by these three lovely ladies. Each week the gaunlet is thrown, er, a challenge is posed based on a different concept or theme. Readers from all over submit one of their projects that work with the idea and then a guest judge picks the "winners".

Some recent examples include the Hardware Challenge, the Martha Stewart Challenge and the Paint Challenge.

And while not every entry is a home run, there is definitely enough gold in the pile to be worth digging around in. I'm particularily fond of how many clever upcycled uses for easy to find items are scattered within the readers submittals. Some of my favs:

A beautiful use for old shutters from A Glimpse Inside

Great budget recreation of a Pottery Barn mirror by Cottage Love ; Outside inside gate screens from Funky Junk Interiors

Chicken wire shelving from Crafty Sisters; Whimsical Dresser from Twice Lovely

And by complete coincidence, their most recent challenge, Frames, Art & Wall Decor, was closed out today and I got an honorable mention for my ironically framed television. Sweet!

Hard to believe this site has only been going for a few weeks and they already have a loyal following. I can't wait to see what they come up with next!


  1. Very cool, thanks for sharing!

  2. Such a cool idea for a blog!!

  3. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! And for featuring me here as well! :)

    I also have two old windows that I'm trying to figure out what to do with. I've thought about screwing them together and possible hanging stuff on them as well. Or making a large print of a picture and cutting it so that it fits behind the panes of glass but you see the whole picture. Can't decide!

  4. Really neat ideas!


  5. Love this new blog - thanks for sharing!

  6. Congrats on your honorable mention! I love your tv frame! :) Thank you for the info! Their challenges look really fun! I might just join in one of these weeks!

  7. You always stumble on such fun stuff.
    Wow, what ideas of endless creativity!

  8. Thanks for the heads up. Congratulations on honorable mention. I've always liked the framed tv set inspiration.

  9. I found this site a few weeks ago. They do have some interesting stuff. Happy Weekend.

  10. I had heard of this site, but hadn't stopped over yet...just did! What a great concept, and congrats on being mentioned. Janell

  11. WOW, that eye chart says exactly what mine does, which was an original creation! Weird!

  12. Very impressive!
    Thanks for your presentation and I appreciate that!
    Keep up your good work. I will come here regularly for news.

  13. Sounds like a fun blog! I will have to check it out.


  14. Oh~ wow! I'm hear catching up on blogging and I really thought this was a "CSI" post! I love that Whimsical Dresser/Mirror. Gotta head on over there now;o)

  15. I really want to see the Cottage Love post, but the link just goes to a jpg file. I did a google search, but couldn't find the blog. When you have a chance, could you provide the address?

  16. SO GUESS WHAT?! The CSI Project picked my Backyard BBQ as one of their faves for patriotic
    inspiration! I only found them because of your link~ and so happy I did;o)


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