Woodcraft Encourages Woodworkers and DIYers To Enter General Finishes 2018 Design ChallengeComments (0)
Photo: Woodcraft Public Relations Manager Lori Harper repurposed this dresser. See more about her project below.
Finishes Design Challenge is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in
using paint to change the look of furniture or other items to reflect their own
personalities and preferences,” Woodcraft Public Relations Manager Lori Harper,
said. “It’s a chance to have fun making
something unique for your own home or to give away – and maybe win a prize.”
from experience. She updates and repurposes furniture on a regular basis,
blogging most of her projects to share with Woodcraft customers on
To transform the dresser pictured above, she painted
the top with Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint in Dog Bone and Clean Canvas
colors with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint dry brush detail. For the dresser she
used the Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint Peacock color recipe made from two
parts Keep It Teal and 1 part Blue Ridge. To see how she did it, visit her blog “Peacock Pretty Paint Job.”
General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge Categories
Contest categories offer a wide range of opportunities to paint, stain and use special techniques to create a project to enter in the Challenge, and any brand of paint will qualify – not just General Finishes.
•Popular Vote: Show your best work
completed in Chalk Style Paint
Categories: Categories range from white, black, black and white, coastal
blue and red paint colors to chairs and benches, roller, stenciling and
embossing, gel stain, water-based stain, gilding, cabinetry, repurposed
furniture, shabby chic, barnwood chic, DIY Hobbyist, and a whole lot more
•Creative Combos: Use of paint and
stain, open only to residents of Mainland UK, Ireland and Europe
•Woodworking: Tables, Chairs and
Benches, Storage, Instruments, Woodcarvings and Sculpture, Youth or Student
Woodworking (25 and under) and Other
•Woodturning: Turned and Carved Surface,
Decorated and Embellished Surface, Conventional Finished Edge Bowls, Hollow
Vessels With or Without Lids Or Finials, Pens, Lidded Boxes, Small Turnings,
Turned, Carved and Embellished Spindles and Legs, Conventional Spindles and
Legs, Segmented Woodturnings, Creative Finish Color, Youth or Student
Woodturning (25 and under) and Beginning Woodturner (less than one year of
•Best Staging for Upcycling Categories:
Four prizes for most beautifully photographed and accessorized images in the
equipment and finishing products.
information about prizes, categories, and how to enter, visit https://contest.generalfinishes.com/.
scheduled from August 17 through 24, and winners will be announced September 3.
Paint Your Own General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge Winner!!
Take a page out
of Lori’s book, find something that interests you, and start painting…or
staining..or gilding…or distressing…or…you get the picture!
what you need to create your masterpiece, from paints, stains and topcoats to
sprayers, sanders and supplies. How-to instructions are available in videos,
articles and blogs on woodcraft.com, and Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint
recipes are available in a free PDF download on the website.
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