2018 Contest Winners

Thank you to all the 2,014 entrants and 200+ winners for sharing your joy and talent - you have again reached the hearts of many, thrilled us with your designs and inspired new creativity around the world.

214 winners were selected from 2,014 entries!


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Barnwood Chic Winners

1st Place: Rustic Nightstands

By New Life Creations by Al in Gilroy, CA.

These beautifies were created with the Dixie Belle Patina collection.  Rustic at its finest!

2nd Place: Rustic Console Table

By Coleman Houseknecht, Owner at Belle Maison in Madison, AL.

3rd Place: French Farm Table

By Sandi Zelkoff, Owner/Designer at Walnut Hill Decor in Buchanan, MI.


Runner Up: Pantry Door Love!!!

By Hailey Duncan, Painter/Designer at Hailey Duncan Home in Elkhorn, NE.

Runner Up: Nars

By Monnie M., Owner at That Gumbo LIfe in Pascagoula, MS.

Runner Up: This Old Gal Rustic Buffet

By Patricia Hood, Creator at Charmed at Home in Vancouver, WA.

Best Faux-Luxe Winners

1st Place: The Dragon's Blood Server

By Jeff Davis, Owner at Real Faux Decorative Finishes in Greenwood, IN.

The commanding beauty of this versitile elegant server/buffet will be the talk of the room no matter where you put it. Featuring faux red tortoise shell, beautiful malachite inlay and a book matched walnut burl top. The frame of this piece is lamp black with antique gold rub n buff on the profiles and hardware. The door and drawer panels are faux tortoise which started with Sunrise Red oil...

2nd Place: European Plaster Vanity

By LaDeeDa Design Lori Gravink, Owner Designer at LaDeeDa Design in Crystal, MN.

3rd Place: Royal Ladies

By Cocoon to Butterfly, Owner at Cocoon To Butterfly in Port Orchard, WA.


Runner Up: Old world aged Armoire

By Melissa Geskie, Owner/Artist at The Top Drawer RVA in Henrico, VA.

Runner Up: Faux Burl Wood Vanity

By Paula Basnett in Reidsville, NC.

Runner Up: Romantic Old World Hutch

By Half Moon Hollow Design, Owner/Designer in Weaverville, NC.

Black and White Winners

1st Place: The Wish Chairs

By Eastcote Lane, Teresa in Wayne, PA.

I love to paint fabric!

Such a great alternative to reupholstering! Chalk based paint and wax makes it feel like leather!

No, it doenst come off, or crack! Just wears in like a soft old bomber jacket! :-)

There were a green and burgandy plaid when they started! 

They got fully painted in Black and then I hand painted in the wish ...for fun!

Because you can be whimsical when you're rescuing!


2nd Place: A Classy Classic

By Courtney Cole, Owner at Twig & Thyme Design in Sterling, VA.

3rd Place: Sára’s Gate

By Terrys Tweaked Tiques, Boho Desert at https://www.facebook.com/terrystweakedtiques in Browns Mills, NJ.


Runner Up: Mystery In The Making

By Phoenix-Refinishings in Paragould, AR.

Runner Up: Sophisticated in Lamp Black

By Julie Donovan, Artist at VintagelessJules in Wheaton, IL.

Runner Up: Inspired Dining Set

By Kim Neuens, Kim Neuens Design and Interiors, Douglas Michigan, Owner, Designer at Kim Neuens Design and Interiors, LLC in Saugatuck, MI.

Chalk Up Another One (Popular Vote) Winners

1st Place: Brushed metallic mahogany dresser

By Brandy Kollenborn, Owner at Brushed by Brandy in Sacramento, CA.

This has long been my favorite,  the one that got away. Done with Dixie belle patina paint in copper and bronze with blue snd green reactive spray and pearl metallic

2nd Place: George Michael

By Dianne Horn, Owner/Operator at Sweet Tea Furniture in Lugoff, SC.

3rd Place: Summer Goals

By MaryEllen at 100 Thousand Welcomes in Stratford, CT.


Runner Up: Antique Henryczek

By Ela Szczepańska, MRS at Zmalowane Art in Świebodzin, PL

Runner Up: Antiqued Green Empire

By A Ray of Sunlight, Furniture Artist in Duluth, MN.

Runner Up: "Vintage Is The New Modern"

By Dawna Dansby, Owner and Furniture Artist at FauxReal Art Studio in Thomasville, NC.

Coastal Love Winners

1st Place: Turtle Love

By Holly’s Hobbies 10X in Saint Onge, SD.

By the light of the moon the babies make their way to their big blue home.  I used Waverly Pecock Blue on the base and the. background is minwax golden pecan and the ocean and all the scene is done in Unicorn Spit Gel Stain.  All freehand art.  I applied 1 cost of Lacquer and  4 coats of poly acrylic to seal the scene.  

2nd Place: The table of the Little Prince

By Anna Zychora-Duda at Arte Trade in Żyrardów, PL

3rd Place: Coastal Farmhouse Cabinet

By Roz at NewOldFinds in Marietta, GA.


Runner Up: Shipwreck Sally!

By Lisa Vassallo at Timeless Furniture Resto by Lisa in Manahawkin, NJ.

Runner Up: Blue Bird

By Retrostory in Pruszcz Gdanski, PL

Runner Up: Mr. Chifforobe

By Upcycled and Reloved in Haledon, NJ.

Combination Winners

1st Place: Urban Industrial

By Raised Expectations, Owner/Designer in Sugar Grove, IL.

Taking inspiration from warehouse crates and industrial letters/numbers this 11 drawer piece was transformed. All 11 drawers were refinished. After sanding the existing finish a light coat of GF HP Flat finish sealer was applied to drawer fronts. After dry a light  hand rubbed finish of Java was applied to highlight wood grain. . Graphics were added and then the drawers were sealed again. The...

2nd Place: Stencil Magic Paint and Stain

By BJ Buchter Massa, Owner at Junk’d Up in Carmel, IN.

3rd Place: Brickwede Brothers Buffet

By Little Old, Little New, Owner in Lakeville, MN.


Runner Up: Black Beauty

By Nikki White, Owner at Ginger Lane in Republic, MO.

Runner Up: Steampunk Hysteria

By Desiree’s Design, Ms. in Dickinson, ND.

Runner Up: Antique Buffet

By Sue Pierquet at Bringing Out The Charm in Farmington, MN.

Decoupage Winners

1st Place: Floral Lady

By Stephanie Zentner, Proprietress at The Quirky Cottage in Huntingtown, MD.

This floral lady's beautiful details were almost lost to time due to peeling veneer issues the owner didn't think could be salvaged. By blending original wood surfaces with decoupage & custom paint colors, the stately character of this antique piece finally took center-stage again. The top surface was sanded down and refinished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain to match the...

2nd Place: Drexel Heritage Credenza

By Eclat Designs by Crystin, Owner in Superior, CO.

3rd Place: BoHo Buffet

By karensue at Shabby with a Shimmer in ZELIENOPLE, PA.


Runner Up: Unique Persian Blue Dresser

By Abigail, Owner/Artist at Orton Originals in Madison, WI.

Runner Up: For the Love of Longhorns

By Tracey Cardenas at Tracey's Treasures of Southampton in Southampton Township, NJ.

Runner Up: The Traveler

By Debbie, Owner and founder of "Vintage Sisters", Owner at Vintage Sisters in Jacksonville, FL.

DIY World – DIY Hobbyist Winners

1st Place: Two Tone Vanity

By Kelli Brown in Franklin, KY.

This beautiful vanity was stripped down to her bare wood to free her of all the dirt and grime and imperfections. Once prepped, the drawers and top were stained with Early American by Minwax and sealed with a Minwax Satin finish polyurethane. The body and mirror of this piece have three coats of General Finish’s milk paint in Basil. All original hardware was replaced due to being damaged or...

2nd Place: Sissy's Buffet

By Stacy in Byron, MN.

3rd Place: A cupboard touched with a sky

By Joanna Wróbel, Joanna Wróbel in Wojnowice, PL


Runner Up: Dreamy Coastal Blue Dresser

By Orna Kennelly at Belgrey Studios, Ireland in Monkstown, D, IE

Runner Up: That’s Entertainment!

By Lynn Ammon Hair in Lafayette, LA.

Runner Up: Enchanted mirror

By Manuela in Warszawa, PL

Hotline Bling Winners

1st Place: Gold Leaf Geode

By KT Lyons, Owner/Designer KT Lyons Design, Maple Grove, MN, Owner/Designer at KT Lyons Design in Maple Grove, MN.

You can’t help but to look at this piece and think glamorous.  Painted in an ombré finish with a combination of white, turquoise, teal and navy blue.  She is nothing short of beautiful!  We dressed her up with Iron Orchid Design Molds on each front corner for added detail.  We then draped her in gold leaf across her body and hardware.  Her curvy legs and scalloped edge provide the perfect...

2nd Place: Gold Foil Branch Dresser

By Denise Beatty, Owner/Designer at Designs by Dee in White House, TN.

3rd Place: Patina & Rust Mid-Century Dresser/Console

By Rachel Gingold, Owner at Artistic Home Studio & Boutique in Alameda, CA.


Runner Up: Ga Ga for Gold Game Table

By Rebecca Findley at Way Back When, Once Again in Sterling, VA.

Runner Up: Gilding and Glaze Ornate Cabinet

By Ryan Findley, Owner and Operator at Way Back When Once Again in Sterling, VA.

Runner Up: My art nouveau

By Mira, Decomiry in ZGIERZ, PL

Java Jive Winners

1st Place: It’s a Jungle Out There

By Kristen, Owner/Creative Designer at thatFLIPPINFURNITUREgirl in Portage, IN.

This over 100 year old Tiger Oak dining table was a battle of wills... me vs the wood! 

My client was less than pleased with the Orange-ish hue the table came with when she purchased it.  She envisioned a murky black finish with the figured parts of the grain popping bright.  I couldn’t guarantee her a black table, but I would deliver a one of a kind finish she and I both fell in love with.  


2nd Place: French Provincial China Cabinet Java Gel and Black

By Kimberly at Red Tulip Designs in El Reno, OK.

3rd Place: Diamond Front Show Stopper

By CMB World Designs, LLC, Owner in Fairfax, VA.


Runner Up: Deep Gray and Gel Stained French Provincial Buffet

By Virginia Aiello, Co-Owner and Furniture Designer at Two Old Souls in Wake Forest, NC.

Runner Up: "I Saw Her Standing There" Radio Wine Cabinet

By Sheila Boyd, Redesigned at Lucky Find Redesign in Iowa City, IA.

Runner Up: The Barn Rescue

By John Suteu, Owner at Splendid Seconds in Apex, NC.

Lady in Red Winners

1st Place: The Queen of Hearts

By Janelle Goodie, Owner/Designer at The Goodie Girl Shoppe in Redlands, CA.

The Queen of Hearts ----❤️ 

A set fit for a true queen! This vintage French Provincial vanity was hand painted in a royal ruby red and topped with rich black glaze to accentuate all her amazing curves. She has four immaculate dovetailed drawers that have been restored leaving their glorious woodgrain bottoms exposed. Each drawer is crowned with spectacular original gold hardware. Her spacious...

2nd Place: Her Mother’s Red Dress

By Heather - Delilah Tree, Owner at Delilah Tree in Noblesville, IN.

3rd Place: Red hot Momma

By Painted Lady by Barbara Boyles, Owner at PAINTED LADY BY BARBARA BOYLES in North Little Rock, AR.


Runner Up: Pretty Woman....you know the scene....

By Uncle Dom’s Design, Culver Indiana, Co-Owner at Uncle Dom’s Design in Culver, IN.

Runner Up: The Scholar

By House of Aalia - Aalia Sange, Owner at House of Aalia in Decatur, GA.

Runner Up: Park bench

By Lizzie in Saint Marys, WV.

Little Black Dress Winners

1st Place: Little Black Dressers

By La Calavera by Connie, Artist in Guilford, CT.

These French Provincial bed side dressers has seen better days when I found them - but they were solid wood, sturdy and in sound condition.  First step was removing the drawer pulls which went right into my tumbler for a 48hr polishing.  Then stripping the tops and bottoms (legs and skirt) - I use a non-toxic product, CitriStrip.  Next step was a thorough sanding of the entire pieces -...

2nd Place: Jacobean Love

By Joni Wauhop Owner of The Furniture Fairies in Springfield, VA.

3rd Place: Lamp Black Mid Century Modern Dresser

By Jeanette Carney, Owner at Ravenswood Revival in Chicago, IL.


Runner Up: Bayalage Fade

By Lisa Holmes, Co-owner at Flipping Fabulous in Salina, KS.

Runner Up: Black Tie Affair Desk

By Royal Reincarnations, Owner/ Designer in Rosenhayn, NJ.

Runner Up: Black Beauty

By Laura Johnson-Hernandez, Owner and Design Artist at Designs by Laura in South St Paul, MN.

Modern Love Winners

1st Place: Grey and gold fine line sideboard

By Nicky Cash at Done up North in Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

This 1950s sideboard was actually originally formica and not very pretty formica at that!  I had a vision to change it completely and give it a much more luxe look - it already had amazing eye-catching handles so I worked to create geometric shapes to compliment them.

The piece was scuff-sanded first and then given a couple of coats of Fusion Ultra Grip to help the paint adhere to the shiny...

2nd Place: Teak

By Theresa Davis, Miss at T's Essential Inspirations in Gillette, WY.

3rd Place: Mid Century Teak Cabinet

By Kim Kasabian, Owner at Bellewood Design in Lake Oswego, OR.


Runner Up: A Modern Gentleman

By Victoria L. at The Harlequin Chest in Apopka, FL.

Runner Up: Mid Century Modern Cabinet

By Catalyst Creations, Owner in Hawkins, TX.

Runner Up: Vintage Skovby Rosewood Credenza Restore

By The Refurbished Heart, Owner & Artist at The Refurbished Heart - Furniture Restoration & Design in Highlands, TX.

Moldings & Appliques Winners

1st Place: Vintage Mould Mandala

By Wanda McKenna, Mrs at Monkey Décor in Navan, MH, IE

I was given a plain boring pine chest of drawers and asked to create something to suit my customers bedroom. My inspiration came from the colours she had in her bedroom : goldm silver, beige and grey. Over the headboard there is a huge painting with a silver circle and I decided to mirror the round shape on the furniture piece. I picked a few IOD moulds and some non branded ones as well and I...

2nd Place: French Provential Pink

By Melissa Flippin, Owner/Artist at Flippotential Custom Finishes in Wheelock, TX.

3rd Place: Vintage Vanity Given New Life

By Chic and Shabby Furniture By Rebecca in Methuen, MA.


Runner Up: Letters to Louis

By Rena Curtin, Owner at Catherine & Kay in Kilkenny, KK, IE

Runner Up: Sheet Music Cabinet

By Switlana Long, Owner at Long Creations in Philadelphia, PA.

Roll Out The Burl-El Winners

1st Place: Burl Gentleman's Chest

By Jennifer Ross, Furniture Artist of Scenic Route, LLC, Owner/Furniture Artist at Scenic Route, LLC in Elkins, AR.

Chivalrous and sophisticated, this gentleman stands out in the crowd, being recognized as one with a high social standing. Burl wood is highly prized by artists and carpenters for it’s unique shapes and ring patterns. This outstanding specimen was refinished with care and sealed with General Finishes urethane. Eye catching and makes a statement indeed. With doors that open up to 2 shelves, and...

2nd Place: The Burl of Your Dreams

By Anne Amini, Owner, Operator at Amini Design Ashburn in Ashburn, VA.

3rd Place: Victorian Burled Buffet

By Jilian, Owner at ReFind Design by Coco Clare in Algonquin, IL.


Runner Up: Peacock Struttin'

By Amber J., Co-owner/Artist/Glitter Expert at Sawdust & Glitter in West Jordan, UT.

Runner Up: Burlwood Beauty by Willow Road Cottage; Owner & Designer Catherine Peick Pilon, Lakeville, MN

By Willow Road Cottage; Catherine Peick Pilon, Lakeville, MN, Owner Designer at Willow Road Cottage in Lakeville, MN.

Runner Up: Mid-Century Knock-Out

By Amy Lenhardt, Revitalized, Northern Virginia at Revitalized in Burke, VA.

Rollers, Stenciling & Embossing Winners

1st Place: Moroccan Pewter

By Shawna Wood at PaintopiaStudio in Shreveport, LA.

Layers of silver, pewter, black and a hint of gold coupled with a subtle pattern fading in and out make you stop and take a second look at this marble topped sideboard. It easily becomes the understated elegant addition to whatever room you place it in. It all began with a black basecoat before adding its shimmery layers of metallics topped off with the timeless pattern that makes you want to...

2nd Place: Textured Tones

By Peggy Meidinger at Sweet Serendipity in Glendive, MT.

3rd Place: Antique China Cabinet

By Rescued Relics in La Grange Park, IL.


Runner Up: Bird and Burlap Accent Table

By Lou Glaub, Owner at Dreamin' Big Designs in Cordova, TN.

Runner Up: Silver Heights Bureau

By Karen Oshaughnessy Emporium K, Wicklow Ireland, Owner at Emporium K at Emporium K in Dunlavin, WW, IE

Runner Up: Bayberry Green Petite Chest

By Darry Coggshall, Owner/Artist at GarageMama Vintage in Doylestown, PA.

Secondary Purpose Winners

1st Place: Miss Fletcher Buffet to Vanity Sink

By Q Uitta Allen, Artist Owner at All Shabbed Out Vintage Collection in SHERMAN, TX.

1890 Buffet was revamped to a perfect bathroom vanity with copper sink and faucet installed talk about a statement piece. 

Cowgirl Coral DIY paints. Waxes of gold and rustic distressing. 


2nd Place: Lourdes Bench

By Cindy, Owner/ Designer at Kenzie Lynn Designs in Trout Valley, IL.

3rd Place: The best powder room ever!

By Mollie Gieseman, Owner at Mollie Geeez! in Swan Point, MD.


Runner Up: Inishfree

By Marie Webster at Chic and Shabulous in Thurles, TA, IE

Runner Up: File Cabinet Mini Buffet

By Christina Amos, Owner at Amost Simple Home in Peachtree Corners, GA.

Runner Up: Antique Shipping Crate table/Desk

By Tammy Schultz, owner at Redesigned Frame Of Mind in Acme, PA.

Shabby Chic Winners

1st Place: Rustic Sunglow

By Maja Komasa, MRS at ReLoved by Maja Komasa in Wągrowiec, PL

One of its kind, wooden chest of drawers gained a new, industrial look. Painted and aged by multi-layered application of a whole range of mixed colors on the furniture, which gently penetrate each other creating an impression of being damaged by time. Texture, cracks, and splinters. Every centimeter different and the whole naturally imitates the signs of the times. Painted with General...

2nd Place: "Blush and Bashful"

By A Southern Story, Owner in Nashville, TN.

3rd Place: Pretty in Pink

By Junk Drawer Diva in Lumberton, TX.


Runner Up: Old White and Blue Plantation Vanity on Casters with Stool

By Two Perfect Imperfections, Designer & CEO in HAMPTON, VA.

Runner Up: Cottage Style Hutch

By Sweet Peony Shop, Kitchen Makeover at Sweet Peony Shabby Chic Boutique in Lock Haven, PA.

Runner Up: Green with Envy Sideboard

By Julia Bishop at Pumpkin Bleu in Ipswich, Suffolk, GB

Shades of Gray Winners

1st Place: 50 Shades of Gray

By SHABBY SHACK STUDIOS, Lori Kenny Dailing in Colorado Springs, CO.

Multi shades of grays and silver give this piece it’s WOW factor. SHINEY yet subtle.

2nd Place: Curvy Grey Stone

By Chelsea Evans, Furniture Artist at Apple Blossom Way in Salem, UT.

3rd Place: Armoire

By Kate, Owner at Altered State LLC in Yorkville, IL.


Runner Up: Hepplewhite Chest

By Holly Orozco, Owner/Designer at Vintage Actually Decor in Smyrna, TN.

Runner Up: Little Miss

By Monica, Owner at Brush Up Restoration & Decor in Cumming, CT.

Runner Up: Mid century tallboy in grey with copper lines

By Door Thirty Four in Orpington, Kent, GB

Sign Of The Times Winners

1st Place: Boho Signs

By Kristin, owner at Cedar Creek Chic & Urban Artique in Grafton, WI.

Girlie florals and inspiring quotes!

2nd Place: Purr Evil

By Jennifer Clowers at Collette's Creations in Cypress, TX.

3rd Place: Just Sayin’

By Fresh Paint, Owner in Starkville, MS.


Runner Up: Blessings

By Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer at Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer in Medford, WI.

Runner Up: Gabiel

By Monika Tyszczak at eMTePLACE in Dąbrowa Górnicza, PL

Runner Up: Dance My Love

By Kristy Chorostecki at Dandelion Designs in Belvidere, IL.

Silverado Bench Seat And Chairs Winners

1st Place: Vintage Sofa turned Bench

By Mary Williamson Shades of Shabby, Artisan at Shades of Shabby in Palmetto, GA.

Oh My Land! 

This piece was a labor of love and an inspirational vision brought to me from another artisan that I admire! Melanie at Windmill Vintage Design had done one and I knew when I saw this sofa that I too could transform an old sofa into this amazing bench! We deconstructed all the fabric and the springs, took out about a million staples and foam was everywhere!

I then hired a friend...

2nd Place: French Provincial Arm Chair

By Ashley Griffin, Owner at VannJean Designs in Monroe, NC.

3rd Place: Watercolor Gossip Beauty

By Amanda Baber, Owner at Restored Bluegrass in Nicholasville, KY.


Runner Up: A chair 'Black and white with golden vibe'

By Joanna Żółtowska, Ot-Rzeczy Stare Na Nowe I Niepowtarzalne in Płock, PL

Runner Up: Whimsical Bench

By Whimsical bench, Artist at Gina’s Artistry in Ocala, FL.

Runner Up: Upcycled Bed Bench

By A. Surless Redesigns, Owner/ Artist in MIDDLETOWN, NY.

Soul Kitchen: Cabinetry Upcycle: Paint or Stain Winners

1st Place: On the Brink of Ink

By Jessica Gilbert/Deb Alexander, Owners at Boutique Unique in Glasgow, KY.

On the Brink of Ink describes the "inking" or pinstriping that highlights the detail and compliments the custom color of these cabinets. This kitchen just begged for some lighter cabinets around the perimeter while keeping warm rich tones of the island. A custom mix of General Finishes milk paints in antique white and linen produce a soft creamy vanilla. GF Van Dyke brown glaze was used to...

2nd Place: Shiplap happy

By Meaghan Wolf, Owner at Metamorphosis Design in Carmel, IN.

3rd Place: Classic Kitchen, Come and sit for a while.

By Fresh Furniture Nashville TN at Fresh in Brentwood, TN.


Runner Up: Contemporary Color Refinish

By Michael Craine at Craine Painting LLC in Lake Geneva, WI.

Runner Up: Two-toned Fancy Farmhouse Chic

By Michelle Goodfellow, Owner/Designer at Drab to Fab Designs in Wentzville, MO.

Runner Up: Moroccan Teal Kitchen

By Owner, Cora’s Closet-Brighton, CO, Owner at Cora’s Closet- The Project Shop in Commerce City, CO.

Starry Starry Night – Masterpiece Transfers Winners

1st Place: The 'Calcutta' Buffet

By Diane Llewellyn Grover from The Paint Factory, Brush Tamer at The Paint Factory in Hillsboro, OR.

No question this is a beautiful buffet.  With great carvings and detail work.  And it has it's flaws; although quite minor and cosmetic.

I really wanted to embrace the British Colonial era, and I knew I wanted to focus more on the finish of the body, rather than the center image transfer. 

I think, on this piece, the image transfer is secondary.  And because of that, I choose to mute the...

2nd Place: At His Feet

By Carolyn Muncy/Ransomed Relics Designs Lillys Corner Mall 105 S. Main St. Waynesville, Ohio 45068, Furniture Artist at Ransomed Relics Designs in FRANKLIN, OH.

3rd Place: Farm House Cabinet

By Cheryl Thompson, Owner at Shab-2-Fab in Cedar City, UT.


Runner Up: Hannah

By Jeff Kleinschmidt at Elite Furniture service in McHenry, IL.

Runner Up: Vintage Beauty

By Kim, Owner at Kim G. Designs in Eden Prairie, MN.

Runner Up: La Petite Boutique De Vin

By Jane at Morning Dew Creations in Waukesha, WI.

The Bohemian Girl Winners

1st Place: Boho Betty

By Leigh Carrier, Artist/Owner at Hue & Moxie in Pittsburgh, PA.

Boho Betty starts with a wine red front and fades into an array of turquoise, blue and purple. She’s topped in a bright refreshing turquoise. She’s glazed in black and top coated in flat finish. She also wears some flashes of gold here and there just because she can! 

2nd Place: Off The Beaten Path

By Jt and Stacy Walls, Owners at Honey Do This in Laurel, MS.

3rd Place: Bohemian Hues Cedar Chest

By Diane Lawyer, Owner at Sweet Pickins Designs in Roswell, GA.


Runner Up: Regal Bohemian Nightstand

By Teresa Carr, Broken Arrow, OK, Owner at Dovetails in Broken Arrow, OK.

Runner Up: Bohemian Peacock

By Rehab 2 Fab Designs, LLC, Tyler and Vicente Martinez, Business Owners - Designers in Gillsville, GA.

Runner Up: Trident's Turntable

By Heather Anne Naples in Orlando, FL.

The Show Must Go On Winners

1st Place: Arizona Desert

By Crystal Cortez Greiner at HippieHoppy in San Tan Valley, AZ.

This dresser is freehand painted with no stencils or tracing. I was inspired by antique illustrations when I painted this. I started with a sketch and drew out a map of where I would lay down the colors. I then sanded and painted the whole dresser white I let the white sit for about week before I started the design. When painting the design I maped out the art freehand with paint. I then...

2nd Place: Bella Renovare Starry Night

By Bella Renovare in cheyenne, WY.

3rd Place: Lady Chinoiserie

By Jolanta Tomaszewska designer/owner at Joly Thomas Home in Konstancin-Jeziorna, PL


Runner Up: Forever in blue jeans

By Lori in Longview, TX.

Runner Up: Persimmon and White Dining Set

By The Charming Home St. Louis MO, Owners at The Charming Home in Fenton, MO.

Runner Up: Miss Jocelyn Fancy Pants

By Whimsykel (Kelly), Owner at Whimsykel® LLC in Arcadia, IN.

Twistin’ In The Kitchen With Dinah – NEW KITCHEN CABINETS Winners

1st Place: Goldgeous!

By Eliana Roseberry, Owner at Why Not Redesign in The Colony, TX.

A new master bed/bathroom addition in a 6 million dollar house in Dallas!  What? They asked me to come help? 

The contractor found me via my Instagram account and gave me a piece of tile trim the designer and homeowner liked and wanted me to make a sample board that looked like it.  That was my test!   

When we met again, not only did I make a sample board look beautiful, but I made it an...

Unfinished Winners

1st Place: Industrial Boho Buffet

By Katie Clemente, Furniture Artist at Katie Clemente Studios in CHARLESTON, SC.

Unfinished pine buffet. I was inspired by old boat wood to create a fun layered look. 

2nd Place: Parawood oh my!

By Amanda Dillon, Artist at Mettle Modern Design in Navarre, FL.

3rd Place: Ikea Rast Nightstands

By Eight Hundred Furniture, Owner in Coatesville, PA.


Runner Up: Raw Sass

By Karie Bogart, Flipping Fabulous Salina, Co-Owner at Flipping Fabulous Salina in Salina, KS.

Water Based Stains Winners

1st Place: Rustic Elegance

By Patty Cleaver at Patina by Patty in Becker, MN.

 Cerused beauty! After this rustic dresser was cleaned and stripped I applied dye stain then sealed with wax free shellac. Lime wax was applied and wiped back to highlight the natural patterns of the gorgeous tiger oak. The body was painted in a custom gray which complements the grain beautifully, then sealed with a flat topcoat. 

2nd Place: Secretary Desk

By Amanda - Owner at Luebeck Creations at Luebeck Creations in Apple Valley, MN.

3rd Place: Merlot Mid-Century

By Just Chic in Mountlake Terrace, WA.


Runner Up: To Dye For: End Table Circa 1935

By Alice and Jerry Goble, Owner and Furniture Artists at Bentwoods Studio in Arvada, CO.

Runner Up: Mid Century Summer Nights Dream

By Cindy Collins, Owner, Designer at Romancing the Home at Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors in Buford, GA.

Runner Up: Home of the brave

By Kimberly at 400 Rustic Station in whittemore, IA.

Whiter Shade of Pale Winners

1st Place: Snow White Desk Makeover

By Fallon_Market House Restorations, Owner at Market House Restorations, LLC in Salem, VA.

This desk was in need of a face lift because it had yellowed really bad over the years. I applied 4 coats of GF Snow White followed by 3 coats of GF High Performance Top Coat in Flat. It was a like a brand new piece once I was done!

2nd Place: White and Java MCM

By The Copper Elm, Owner in Castle Rock, CO.

3rd Place: Snow White Beauty

By Kimberly McClure/Sparrow Furniture Restoration and Art, LLC in Colorado Springs, CO.


Runner Up: White Lady

By Tina Smith Key, Owner at The Farmhouse Key in Saint Johns, FL.

Runner Up: chic et élégant

By Cherie Kunkel, Co-Owner/Founder at Rescued Treasures in Henryville, PA.

Runner Up: Snow White Dresser

By Allyson Raleigh, Owner at Blooming Hydrangea Co in Newburgh, IN.

Creative Combos Winners

1st Place: Linear Sideboard

By Tessa at Room Thirteen, Brighton, UK, Owner at Room Thirteen in Brighton, GB

This sideboard started life as a dressing table, white and very light in colour but I wanted to turn it into something a bit more dramatic!

Gave the top and sides a light sanding and stained with two coats of my custom mix with added splash of GF Topcoat so it goes on nice and smoothly. Apologies if I don’t know the exact amounts of my custom mixes as I always like playing it by ear and...

2nd Place: Country green table

By Karolina Warzecha, Owner at Lolo’s Craft in Psarskie, PL

3rd Place: Retro sideboard with geometric pattern

By Sylwia at Caramel Treasures in Liversedge, West yorkshire, GB

Wood Turning

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Beginning Wood Turner with Less Than One Year of Experience Winners

1st Place: Veneer pen

By Tonika Gillis in High Point, NC.

While attending my first woodworking convention, I came in to contact with the owner of a veneer company and he gave me a veneer blank that was the perfect size for a pen. He told me to make something beautiful with it and send him a picture of the final project and I did just that this past week. It was my first time turning veneer and my first time inscribing writing on a project so small.

Conventional Finished Edge Bowls Winners

1st Place: Norfolk Island Pine Bowl

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

This is a shallow bowl that was turned from figured Norfolk Island Pine wood and finished with satin lacquer.

Conventional Natural Edge Bowls Winners

1st Place: Unnatural natural edged bowl

By Todd Halleman in Wilsonville, OR.

I’ve never turned this much air on a project before. It was very complication to keep vibrations and chatter down, but with sharp tools and light cuts I was able to get it done. I’m proud to say I was injury free while working on this. Maple Burl 18”x7”x2”.

2nd Place: Elm Burl Bowl

By Kurt WK in Skokie, IL.

Natural edge Elm burl bowl

Creative Use of Color Winners

1st Place: Water drop bowl

By Wayne the Woodturner in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, GB

This is a 12"x2"bowl made from Elm. The rim of the bowl has been embellished using water, two shades of blue enamel paint and White enamel. The top of the bowl was spray painted with light blue paint when dry water was sprayed on to form droplets. The darker blue and white were then sprayed on from opposite sides of the bowl forming shadows. The bowl was then left for 24 hours for the water to...

Decorated & Embellished Surface Winners

1st Place: Changing Gears

By Kate Selby, Woodturner and Carver in Salem, OR.

“Changing Gears” Based on an Armillary Sundial but with a Steampunk twist.

This piece stands 18” high, 15” wide.  It’s made of Maple burl (rescued from a friend's scrap bin) with the natural edges to provide texture, Cherry and a really stubborn piece of old Red Oak. Blued steel “rivets” and three small glass “jewels”.  Embellished with pyrography, a touch of acrylic paint and finished in...

2nd Place: A Mesquite Burl Bowl with Turquoise Inlay

By Gary Brock Austin, Woodturner at Woodturningvisions.etsy.com in Thatcher, AZ.

Finish is everything. If the finish is not good it can ruin the whole project. Many times it takes as long to finish a project as it does to turn it.

I generally sand as much as I can while the project is on the lathe and then hand sand the finishing touches.

Inlayng TURQUOISE and COPPER in the natural cracks and voids is the last thing I do before putting the final sanding touches on.

For my...

Hollow Vessels with or without Lids/or Finials Winners

1st Place: Big Leaf Maple Burl Dyed Hollowform

By Wes Jones - Woodturner - Lawrenceville, GA, Woodturner at wesjoneswoodturner.com in Lawrenceville, GA.

This beautiful piece of Big Leaf Maple Burl was hollowed and then dyed with blue and green dyes to highlight the gorgeous figure.  The removable finial is made of Ebony finished with a wipe-on oil finish.  The hollowform is finished with multiple coats of a clear epoxy.

2nd Place: Scarab

By Darren Throop in Green Bay, WI.

“Scarab” is an Egyptian inspired mulberry hollow form with African Blackwood accents and multi-axis turned finial. The bow ties are inlayed charcoal and epoxy to serve as both aesthetic and structural purposes. Multiple applications of tung oil bring depth and brightness to this piece, combined with a Renaissance wax top coat to create a rich depth with a protective finish. At 6 and 1/2 inches...

Lidded Boxes Winners

1st Place: Multi axis Box

By Richard Hoeppner in Columbia, MO.

Multi axis Box


Pens Winners

1st Place: Fountain pen

By Ian Davenport at Davenport's Handmade in Leeds, GB

Fountain pen made from Walnut. The pen blank was cut to length and drilled to accept the brass tubes which were fitted and superglued in place. The blanks were then trimmed to length and turned on the lathe using a pen mandrel. After turning the wood was sanded up to 1200 grit, sanding sealer applied followed by 2 coats of beeswax and then 2 coats of CA glue to protect. 

Segmented Turnings Winners

1st Place: French Rolling Pin

By Lewis Kauffman in Chambersburg, PA.

A tapered French rolling pin in walnut and maple with Celtic knot design.

The rolling pin is 20" long and 1.5" diameter at the center, 1.25" diameter at the ends. No inlay, constructed of solid wood. Maple and walnut knot segments are .125" thick and the total knot lengthis aproximatly 11" long. The arc of the rolling pin is continous over the entire length.

 Finished with Bumble Bee wax- a...

2nd Place: Segmented Lidded Cone With Finial on Stand

By Joe Haas Woodworking, Mr. at NA in Lake Geneva, WI.

This segmented cone is composed of walnut and hard maple rings with a segmented walnut top that includes an African Blackwood finial .  The cone sits in a segmented walnut ring with three matching African Blackwood legs.  A walnut ring in the body of the cone is matched and mated with the internal angle of the walnut ring attached to the three African Blackwood legs. The body of the cone is...

Small Turnings Winners

1st Place: Turned Christmas ornaments

By QSWW in Vinton, VA.

A very simple finish, after turning and sanding I inserted the hook eye witch I used to hold the ornaments with pliers by, will I applied the spray lacquer. After 5 min I set it aside and turned the next.

2nd Place: Recycled Skateboard Screwdriver

By Dylan Copella at Dyllusions in Springfield, MA.

This screwdriver is made from recycled skateboards!

Turned & Carved Surface Winners

1st Place: Wheel Of Delicacy (Butterfly Effect)

By Michael Alguire, Machinist/woodturner in Datil, NM.

Wheel Of Delicacy #3 Butterfly Effect My latest in my wheel series has taken a new turn , while there is no color added ,it is a lot wider than my last two, and is a lot more challenging with the glue up as well as the piercing , I chose no wood burning or color on this piece ,cause i wanted to see how well it speaks with out it. I think i like this wide style a little more . and have many...

Youth or Student Wood Turning (25 Years Old and Under) Winners

1st Place: Maple bowl

By Noah Robitshek in Traverse city, MI.

Spalted maple bowl


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Chairs & Benches Winners

1st Place: Walnut Bench

By Dr. T. in Algonquin, IL.

I milled this custom bench out of 8 quater walnut and sprayed 2 coats of Behlen Hickory Dye.  The 8 quarter was much darker than the 6 quarter after running them through the 12inch DeWalt Planer, but I am happy with the final product.  I did not want to risk having too much overlap and spill marks using a rag to dye, so spraying was much more effective in getting the results I wanted.  I...

2nd Place: Whiskey Barrel Chairs

By William Patrick Customs, Owner/Artist in Grayslake, IL.

3rd Place: Japanese Garden

By Brad Buehrle, by Brad Buehrle at B Buehrle Woodworks in Glen Allen, VA.

Instruments Winners

1st Place: Gavin Guitars - Elizabeth

By Gavin Guitars in Alabaster, AL.

ABOUT "Elizabeth" is a custom medium jumbo sized acoustic guitars built by Chris Giles - Gavin Guitars.  Chris is a hobbyist guitar builder turning out 1-2 guitars per year during his free time from his basement workshop.  Each guitar is given a name - Elizabeth in this case.

MATERIALS "Elizabeth" has Indian Rosewood back and sides and an Engelmann Spruce top.  Bindings are curly Maple and the...

2nd Place: Curiouser & Curiouser

By Josh Stotler, Owner/Luthier at Oak Creek Guitars in San Diego, CA.

3rd Place: Angels' Song

By Rebekah Wilson, Revive, Mobile, AL, Artisan at Revive in Creola, AL.

Other Winners

1st Place: Bold and Beautiful Bookcase

By Miss Junkin in Glendale, AZ.

After a failed attempt at hiring someone to build us a bookcase, I decided to take on the project myself. This massive bookcase was handmade using pine wood. Then stained using General Finishes ebony dye stain.

This beauty is definitely a statement piece in our home.

2nd Place: Statement Bed

By Robin D in Phoenix, AZ.

3rd Place: Reclaimed Heart Pine Bathroom Vanity

By Ambassador Woodcrafts in Memphis, TN.

Storage (Cabinets, Chests, Boxes, Dressers) Winners

1st Place: Mahogany Buffet

By Warren Snow at Snow Woodworks in Marshall, VA.

The Mahogany Buffet is an original design made for clients of Lifestyle Interiors of The Plains, Virginia.  I made it to match the look, color, and style of other large impressive pieces in a client’s dining room.  In other words…it had to be impressive yet look like it had always been there.

The construction of this buffet posed several challenges.  Its large size (9 ½’ in length) called for...

2nd Place: Wine Tasting Cellar

By Matt Weber, Owner at Crossgrain, LLC. in Union, MO.

3rd Place: Flame Birch Corner Cabinet c.1820

By Nicholas J.V. Vanaria in Romeoville, IL.

Tables & Desks Winners

1st Place: Curved Walnut Combination Computer & Sofa Table

By John Harryman at John Harryman Designs in East Troy, WI.

Hand cut and assembled from walnut, this table serves a dual function. A lovely fireside sofa table and a computer desk with electrical running up the inside of one of the legs. Finished with a 50|50 mix of General Finishes Java and Nutmeg Gel Stains, topped off with 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin.

Wood Carvings & Sculpture Winners

1st Place: Hand Carved Walrus Sculpture

By Kelly & Dan Jenkins at Captiva Home in Berlin, MA.

Meticulously hand carved from walnut and maple wood, each seperate piece was sanded to soft, smooth finish, details handpainted and finally protected with satin spray lacquer. Each stainless steel wire whisker was shaped and placed to enhance the dimensional artwork. This artwork now proudly hangs in our client's home!

2nd Place: Chief Powder Face Of The Arapaho Tribes

By Jeremy G in El Reno, OK.

This carving is of Chief Powder Face of the Arapaho Tribe circa 1867-1874 pictured in full war dress and holding a large staff. I was commissioned by a friend to do this carving of his great grandfather as a way to honor his family and heritage. This carving was done by hand on my scroll saw on a slab of 3/4 inch live edge eastern red cedar and took me approximately 60 hours to complete. I...

Youth or Student Woodworking (25 Years Old and Under) Winners

1st Place: Old World Wardrobe

By washburn_morning_wood in Washburn, WI.

Everything of lasting quality is simple.  For a Shaker inspired wardrobe I wanted this built as solid as a rock, looming as you enter the room. Sharp lines, deep wood tones, and a soft sheen were achieved beautifully on this piece.  One wiped on coat of Medium Walnut Danish Oil for color, topped with four wiped on coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Satin did wonders.   

For the panels &...

2nd Place: Grandy style Farmhouse Entertainment Center

By Green Grove Woodworks in Fort Hood, TX.

3rd Place: Checkboard Cutting Board

By fulton fine woodworks, Owner / Craftsman in Georgetown, KY.

Staging Winners

1930’s Gray Buffet

By Jilian, Owner at ReFind Design by Coco Clare in Algonquin, IL.

A Classy Classic

By Courtney Cole, Owner at Twig & Thyme Design in Sterling, VA.

Brickwede Brothers Buffet

By Little Old, Little New, Owner in Lakeville, MN.

George Michael

By Dianne Horn, Owner/Operator at Sweet Tea Furniture in Lugoff, SC.

Industrial Boho Buffet

By Katie Clemente, Furniture Artist at Katie Clemente Studios in CHARLESTON, SC.

Sweet Pea

By Cindy, Owner/ Designer at Kenzie Lynn Designs in Trout Valley, IL.

Unique Persian Blue Dresser

By Abigail, Owner/Artist at Orton Originals in Madison, WI.