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Round 1 Results: Creating with the Stars

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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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Week 1 Results

Well, to say that the Round 1 projects blew us away would be the understatement of the year.  Guys, I was seriously sitting in our hotel room at our resort in Mexico pouring over them and as each project would hit our inbox, I would gasp and call my husband over to look!  He was super nice and pretended to care- I think he thought that would be the best response to get us out on the beach as quickly as possible. Ha!  Jess and I are just so thankful that we didn’t have to choose our favorite- the voting was in your hands and you guys picked your favorites as hard as it was.

Round 1 Results CHART

And here’s the percentage breakdown- it was so, so close in some spots.  1st and 2nd were less than half a percentage point apart and 9th and 10th place were within one percent too.  It was a nail biter until the very end! All of these bloggers are Ah-mazing!

Round 1 Results Percentage

Round 1 Winner

Jamie with her fabulous Sliding Door Console Table

Congrats to Jaime and her Blog Star Beckie for winning Round 1- you girls rocked this round!

Infarrantly Creative and That’s My Letter

6 CWTS Team

Her Sliding Door Console Table is gorgeous and we can’t wait to see her full tutorial tomorrow!


Jamie is getting hooked up with our Round 1 Prizes.

$150 Royal Design Studios Gift Card

$150 of Worthwhile Wear Product

Blog Refresh from Sweet Theory Design ($100 value)

Week 1 Prizes

2nd Place

 Jacqui with her Black Rooster X Bench Knockoff

Tatertots & Jello and Brooke Eva 

5 CWTS Team


3rd Place

Becki & Chris with their Nelson Bench

Thistlewood Farms & The Uncommon Common Law

11 CWTS Team


4th Place

Shannon with her Restoration Hardware Brickmaker’s Table Knockoff

Bower Power AKA Design & Life

7 CWTS Team


5th Place

Mallory & Savannah with their Urban Outfitters Macrame Hanging Chair Knockoff

Vintage Revivals and Classy Clutter 

8 CWTS Team

Marrakech Chair 2

6th Place

Tracy with her Society Social Melrose Cocktail Table Knockoff

Centsational Girl & Right Up My Alley

4 CWTS Team

melrose console knock off final 2

7th Place

Lindsay with her Marble Waterfall Island Inspired Desk, Crate and Barrel Inspired Tie Dye Curtains

U Create and The White Buffalo Styling Co. 

Image 112 CWTS Team

8th Place

Gwen with her Anthro-inspired Lamp and Pillow + Rothko Art

Inspired by Charm & The Makerista

3 CWTS Team

CWTS-Round One-Knock Off-Mid Century-Anthropologie-Lamp-Rothko Art-Fringe Pillow

9th Place

Courtney with her Anthro-inspired Astra Chandelier

I heart nap time & A Little Glass Box

1 CWTS Team


And now it’s time for the part we dread… We have to say goodbye to 3 of our talented contestants.  But,  you all need to pinky promise to add each of their blogs to your list of must-reads! They’re crazy talented and we’re so thankful we were able to have them as a part of this CWTS Season!

10th Place

Jesse with his Restoration Hardware Timber Slat Coffee Table

All Things Thrifty and Nine Red

9 CWTS Team


11th Place

Kristin with her Worlds Away Anna Bar Cabinet Knockoff

The Hunted Interior & Bliss @ Home

2 CWTS Team

CWTS - Knockoff Overall

12th Place

Katherine with her Anthro-inspired Green Leather Armchair

The House of Smiths and Pretty Little Lady Design 

10 CWTS Team


Here’s What’s Next!

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The 9 remaining contestants will be hard at work preparing for next’s weeks Paint round!  It’s a pretty wide open theme, so be prepared for some more amazing projects! Round 2 Projects will be posted Next Monday. 

Tomorrow, begins the tutorials for the top 3 projects- make sure you check back each day this week to see how these awesome projects were made!

And if you haven’t linked up your own DIY Knock Off, you still have time.  We’ll pick a fav and that project will be featured on Sunday!

Thanks to all of you- readers, bloggers, contestants, stars, and sponsors- for making the first round of Creating with the Stars a huge success! 

CWTS LOGO 2014 Sponsors Final

The comments +

  1. Mindy says:

    Aw, so sad about people being voted off. Their projects were amazing! I loved the timber slat coffee table myself, and want something like that in my house. All the projects were incredibly skilled.

    • Meredith says:

      Mindy, I was going to say the same thing; the timber slat coffee table was a favourite of mine too. Such amazing, amazing projects. Definitely glad it was a group vote, J&M — too hard otherwise! Can’t wait for next week.

  2. […] 1 voting closed last night and the results were posted this morning – we got third place out of 12! It was a close battle for the top spots, with first, second and […]

  3. cassie says:

    congrats to all who made it through! i can honestly say though that i am SHOCKED like jaw to the floor shocked that kristin didn’t make it with her cabinet- it was unique and cool and required mad skills!

  4. All the projects were so amazing! Sad to see the bottom 3 go. Could be fun next year to have all the contestants do every round and average the scores from each round to determine a winner. Then we don’t have to say goodbye to anyone each week, each contestant gets optimal time to shine over various categories, and there will be even MORE inspiration! Just a thought!

    • Anna Tyler says:

      I love that idea! Or at least get two rounds to see what they can do! I can see great things coming from all of those in the bottom three! While I loved all of their projects, I can see all of them shining more!

  5. […] I’m so psyched! We made it through to round 2 of Creating With the Stars!  […]

  6. […] I’m so psyched! We made it through to round 2 of Creating With the Stars!  […]

  7. Jess says:

    All of these bloggers are so inspirational and AMAZING! I see this challenge is paint, have you announced what the following challenges will be or is it a surprise each week? Thanks!

  8. […] Post Is By Jess Leave a Comment March 27, 2014 Did you see the nail-biter results of our first round of Creating with the Stars? Every single project was incredible and we’re sad to say goodbye […]

  9. […] guys rocked my world with your outpouring of support for my knockoff I made for Creating with the Stars!!! I am working to respond to every single one of your emails, blog comments, Facebook messages, […]

  10. […] You can see all the projects and results….here. […]

  11. wangu says:

    I love the creativity on this page.. All these projects are so great!
    I love the sliding door console, it deserved to win, also love the hanging chair!

  12. […] her Hand-painted Watercolor Kilim Wall, Ombre Table & Paint Dipped Chair. In week one for the knock off round, her gorgeous Marble Waterfall Island Inspired Desk, and Crate and Barrel Inspired Tie Dye […]

  13. […] Brickmaker’s Table Knockoff gave her a close spot to the top three coming in 4th place in the knock off round. Congrats on making it to the final round […]

  14. Atty Bruce says:

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  15. […] advanced to the second round of Creating with the Stars!  I must admit, I had my doubts – the skill level of the projects was insane! – […]

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