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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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We thought Round 1 was pretty impressive, but Round 2 officially blew us away.  Apparently all of blogland was pretty excited too, because we had a bajillion of votes over the last two days (yes, that’s the official number, FYI).  This round was the closest one yet, with 1st and 2nd place only separated by around 20 votes the entire time!  Let’s see who ended up on top!
The Winner of Round 2 {Knockoff} is…
West Elm-inspired Wood Tile Dresser
We thought this project was amazing and it’s actually been on our list of “Knockoffs to Try” for a while now!  Thanks, Amanda, for showing us how it’s done! Congratulations on the Round 2 Win!
Who else made it to Round 3, you ask?
Anthropologie-inspired Sharpie Plate Art
We want to give Sarah a shout out for her project too. It was incredible and so many of you loved it and voted for it, too! Congrats Sarah!
3.  Melissa {5 foot 12 Creations} & Sherry {Young House Love}
Anthro-inspired Ikat Console
Schumacher Zimba-inspired Drapes, Anthro-inspired Bench, Custom Cornice
5. Janel {Nellie Bellie} & Brittany {Pretty Handy Girl}
Anthro-inspired Wall Lamp
cwts2 collage side by side
6. Nancy {Owen’s Olivia} & Kari {Ucreate}
Restoration Hardware-inspired Lighted Sign
Ok, so now we totally know how Len, Carrie-Ann Inaba and Bruno feel on Dancing with the Stars each week…saying goodbye to talented people is HARD!! We’re sorry to let the next three incredible DIYer’s go, but wish them tons of success with their blogs. We’ve loved having them!
Horchow-inspired Mirrors
Anthro-inspired Duvet
no-sew Anthropologie Corin Duvet knockoff
9. Karianne {Thistlewood Farms} & Whitney and Ashley {Shanty 2 Chic}
Faux Chair Slipcover
Once again, to keep things legit, here are the official results…

And here’s a reminder of the awesome prize package that Amanda won from this round…

$100 Gift Card to Royal Design Studio
A pair of $120 Robert Allen pillows from Chic Decor Pillows
Project featured by HomeTalk
Congratulations to the 6 contestants moving on!  Are you ready to get your paint on?  We hope so, because Round 3’s theme is Paint!
Round 3 is our Semi-Finals Round, so this is when things really get serious! This week both the Contestant and their Star partner are in it to win it!
The Semi-Finals Winner will receive:
$500 Gift Card to Home Depot (Contestant & Blog Star!!)
$100 worth of Martha Stewart supplies from Plaid Crafts
$125 Gift Card to Lucent Lampworks
Project featured by HomeTalk
Voting for Round 3 will begin on Monday March 25th at 12AM EST.  Don’t forget that you can link up your own Knockoffs through this Friday at 10PM EST…the winner will get an awesome prize pack and have their tutorial featured here on EC2 this weekend.  Click here to link up!
Make sure you check back throughout the week!
Thurs, Fri, and Sat we’ll have the full tutorials for the top three projects and Sunday we’ll share the Link Up winner’s tutorial!
Thanks so much for making this contest awesome so far! 


The comments +

  1. Ahhh! 2nd again?! I thought I was going to be out this week. The projects were so good! AND, I considered doing that wood tile dresser for knockoff week too (because it’s fabulous). So glad I didn’t. I’m pretty sure Amanda’s would have blown mine out of the water. Well deserved 1st place!

  2. congrats ladies! those were some amazing projects!

  3. Congrats to everyone! Great projects!

  4. Congratulations everyone!

  5. Katie says:

    Congrats to everyone who advanced on! All the projects this week were amazing!!!

  6. Wow!! These projects were so amazing!! You ladies kicked tail!!! Congrats on the win Amanda!

  7. Everyone’s projects were awesome!! Great job! 🙂

  8. Congratulations, Amanda! And to the other contestants that made it to the next round. Fabulous projects this week!
    Debbie 🙂

  9. This week’s projects were amazing. Congratulations to Amanda and everyone moving on! Can’t wait for next week to see what awesomeness will blow us away!!

  10. Wow, what talent. That dresser is gorgeous!

  11. T.D. says:

    Yay my pics moved to the next round! There’s such stiff competition.

    I recapped my favorites from rounds 2 & 3 check it out here:

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