The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its ninth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. With another great turnout of over 70 contest entries, the judging panel had a tough job whittling the selections down to a handful of winners. This year saw the addition of a new category- Art, which brought in an impressive number of submissions. A full set of outdoor pallet furniture, driftwood lamps, multiple kitchens and chicken coops, mini libraries and galleries, all gave the judges a lot to chew on as they reviewed the many creative and clever projects made from predominantly reused materials.
Congratulations to the 2020 ReStore ReUse Contest winners!
Best in Show – Sam Allison: restored and converted a garage built by his grandfather in 1944 into an art studio and guesthouse. 90% of the materials were reused and found from various sources. The overall conversion was impressive with both a complete exterior and interior renovation.
Best of Furniture – Jenny Ellis
Jenny completely restored a vintage kidney desk into a stylish and modern office statement piece. Almost all of the materials used were second hand. The final product looks like something out of a boutique furniture shop.
Homesteading – Laurie Jenkins and Lisa McCurdy
Laurie and Lisa teamed up to convert an old table into an adorable roadside flower stand, complete with signage and shade covering.
Live/Work Space – Savannah Wallin
Savannah built a complete salon workspace by restoring and converting an old dining buffet into a sink/work station and adding a salon chair- all purchased second hand.
Home Decor – Angela Fox
Angela purchased a pallet of leftover plank flooring second hand and built a custom decorative bedroom wall. She added sconces and framed art to complete the look.
Art – Linda Pannullo
Linda built a 7ft. totem pole bird house with reused materials including her mother’s old china, coffee mugs with her kids pics on them, and other left over art supplies from her studio that she wanted to clean out. The result is a stunning and solid piece of outdoor art.
Youth – Addie Birtch
Addie used a piece of scrap wood to create an adorable owl. She painted the wood and added a couple of old screws to bring it to life!
Photos of all entries, including the winners, can be seen in this online photo album.
Entries were judged on quality of design and execution; replicability of concept; clarity of description; and quality of photos. Winners received a gift certificate to the Habitat ReStore.
The 2020 judging panel included:
Joel Johnson – Habitat’s Home Repair Manager
Susan Haynes – Store Manager, Weaverville ReStore
Gwendolyn Jones – Habitat homeowner
Wayne Ruth – past ReUse Contest winner
Victoria Hurd – Owner, Gotta Have It Antiques
Thank you to all 2020 ReStore ReUse Contest participants! YOU made this year’s contest amazing!