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Phew! The contestants and their Star partners really set the bar high this week with their Round 1 projects. Almost every one of you commented about how hard it was to choose only three favorites and we felt that pain right along with you! We know that you’re not really here to read lots of mumbo jumbo from us, so let’s get to those results, shall we?
And the Winner of Round 1 is…

1. Karianne {Thistlewood Farms} & Whitney and Ashley {Shanty 2 Chic}
Bicycle Wheel Clock
We loved this project and think it was executed so well! Nice work Karianne!! Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with for Round 2.
Let’s see who else made it to Round 2…
Trash Pile Made Trendy Table
Statement Piece Light Fixture
Televison Stand Upcycled to a Bar
Tin Tile Mirror
6. Melissa {5 foot 12 Creations} & Sherry {Young House Love}
Lab Station Turned Dining Room Buffet
7.  Nancy {Owen’s Olivia} & Kari {Ucreate}
Dresser Turned Modern Sandbox
Floor Board Kitchen Island
these 77 year old floor boards were upcycled into a rustic kitchen island!
9. Janel {Nellie Bellie} & Brittany {Pretty Handy Girl}
Frumpy to On Fire, Fireplace
CWTS final final5
We’re so sorry to say goodbye to the following three contestants! Boo, we hate this part. Thanks for all your hard work and excellent projects this week, girls!
10.  Jourdan and Ashley {Little Yellow Barn} & Beth {Home Stories A to Z}
Man Chairs
11. Jessica {Mad in Crafts} & Mandi {Vintage Revivals}
Vertical Blinds Headboard
Upcycling Challenge Headboard
12. Nat and Holly {My Sisters Suitcase} and Jen {Tatertots & Jello}
Little League Lounger
To keep things legit, here are the official results!
I’m sure she doesn’t need a reminder, but here’s what Karianne won this week!
Round 1 Prize Package:
$50 worth of 31 Gifts products
$60 worth of Twysted Yarn products
$70 of Henle Headbands products
$100 Blog Re-design from 733 Design (who designed all the CWTS logos!)
Project featured by HomeTalk
We also want to thank for being the Official Grand Sponsor of Creating with the Stars!
Congratulations to the nine moving on! You have your work cut out for you, for sure!
Next week’s theme is KNOCKOFF!
The winner of Round 2 will win the following AWESOME prizes:
 (to see the entire prize package, click here)
The Week 2 Winner will receive:
$100 Gift Card to Royal Design Studio
A pair of $120 Robert Allen pillows from Chic Decor Pillows
Project featured by HomeTalk
Voting for Round 2 will begin on Monday, March 18th at 12 AM EST. Don’t forget that you can link up your favorite upcycle through this Friday at 10 PM EST right here for the chance to win prizes and be featured here on EC2!
Finally, we’re super excited because:
1.  Tomorrow we’ll be sharing Karianne’s tutorial for her awesome bike clock.
2.  On Friday you’ll get to see how Sarah put together that amazing trendy tire table and,
3. Saturday, Sarah will be giving us the step-by-step process behind that insane light fixture!
Be sure to come on back for loads of inspiration starting tomorrow!!

The comments +

  1. This week’s projet blew me away. I am SO excited to see what next week brings. So fun!!


  2. Aimee Lane says:

    Great projects…every single one! XO, Aimee

  3. Congrats you rockstar you!

    They were all such fabulous projects.. mind blowing awesome!

  4. I so want a tire table for my back deck! Too cool!

  5. Such amazing projects! I am excited to see what week 2 brings.

  6. Amazing projects! Looking forward to voting again next week! – Claire @ A Little Claireification

  7. Congrats Miss Kari Anne ! All the projects were beautiful and so inspiring 🙂

  8. Congrats! That is exciting, I hate to see people kicked off their projects were amazing too! Great job all of you! I am really looking forward to the tutorials!

  9. Michelle L. says:

    Wow, congratulations to the winner! However (sniff, sob) I am so bummed to see three people gone already – I have to say, I VOTED FOR TWO OF THOSE THREE, you guys are ALL awesomely talented!

  10. Jessica Hill says:

    Congrats to everyone! Can’t wait to see how the competition all plays out!

  11. I voted for two of the bottom three too! Loved the woven headboard (showstopper!) and the man chairs were a great redo, too! Sorry to see all three contestants go.

  12. I voted for two of the bottom three too! Loved the woven headboard (showstopper!) and the man chairs were a great redo, too! Sorry to see all three contestants go.

  13. congrats ladies! I personally thought the vertical blinds bed frame was awesome. sad to see that creativity cut!

  14. Congrats to those who are moving on! I thought that EVERYONE had amazing projects for Round 1, and I can’t wait to see what Round 2 brings. I actually voted for a couple that were in the bottom too – LOVED that woven headboard!

  15. The top 3 definitely earned it! Amazing!

  16. Heidi says:

    The top three were truly fantastic. Blew me away. But I did also really, really LOVE the man chairs and headboard. I want both of them in my house. Like, today. Great job ladies!

  17. Amazing projects!! I can’t wait to see what these talented creators come up with next week!

  18. Congratulations karianne!! And to everyone who made it. I’m sorry to see anyone go, it was so hard to choose just 3. Looking forward to the next round.
    Debbie 🙂

  19. Karianne is hilarious! We knew exactly who wrote that post!!! :). It really was tough to choose even though we had three choices, it was still hard!! Awesome projects!

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