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.
Furniture – Jenny Ellis: completely restored a vintage kidney desk into a stylish and modern office statement piece.
Homesteading – Laurie Jenkins and Lisa McCurdy: converted an old table into an adorable roadside flower stand, complete with signage and shade covering.
Live/Work Space – Savannah Wallin: built a complete salon workspace by restoring and converting an old dining buffet into a sink/work station and adding a salon chair purchased second hand.
Home Decor – Angela Fox: used a pallet of leftover plank flooring purchased second hand to build a decorative bedroom wall.
Art – Linda Pannullo: built a 7ft. totem pole bird house with reused materials including her old china and left over art supplies.
Youth – Addie Birtch: created an artistic owl with a piece of old wood, screws, and some paint.
View before, after and process pics of the winner’s submissions in our blog post here!