Woodcraft Encourages Woodworkers and DIYers To Enter General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge

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Photo: Woodcraft Public Relations Manager Lori Harper repurposed this dresser. See more about her project below.

Woodcraft is one of several retail sponsors for the General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge that began July 18 and will continue through August 7.

“The General 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.”

Harper speaks from experience. She updates and repurposes furniture on a regular basis, blogging most of her projects to share with Woodcraft customers on woodcraft.com.

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

24 Upcycling 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 experience)

Best Staging for Upcycling Categories: Four prizes for most beautifully photographed and accessorized images in the Upcycling Categories

Prizes include equipment and finishing products.

For more information about prizes, categories, and how to enter, visit https://contest.generalfinishes.com/.

Voting is 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!

Woodcraft has 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.

General Finishes Pearl Effects - Argentine Pearl

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Mix Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint to create a variety of colors 

See Recipes

General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood

See GF Milk Paint

To learn more about finishing tools and supplies at Woodcraft, contact the store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482.

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