The Best Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge

Royal Design Studio Stencils is a proud Gold Sponsor to the yearly General Finishes Design Challenge. This furniture finishing contest strives to inspire both beginners and professionals to refinish the most beautiful decor with a variety of mediums and styles. These furniture makeovers show it is possible that designer worthy style can be given to an otherwise neglected piece with a little creativity and a little elbow grease. Check out the winners and favorites of the 2018 General Finishes Design Challenge:

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“Classic Antique Hepplewhite dresser with a fresh and modern look. This one of a kind piece has been painted an antique white & taupe gray with custom stenciled front using the French Floral Damask Stencil.” – Kenzie Lynn Designs

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“This was another golden oak dining table from the 80s until I let loose with my favorite Lisboa Tile Stencil from Royal Design Studio. I painted the legs in Annie Sloan's Greek Blue Chalk Paint and then the top with AS Pure White. I used AS Greek Blue, Florence, Arles, Barcelona and a touch of English Yellow to complete the design.” – Eclectica FoCo

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“I painted this pair of end tables with multiple colors from General Finishes and multiple tile stencils from Royal Design Studio. The main body was painted in Patina Green with a Klein Blue glaze added in the details. We then made faux grout for tiles using a background of Snow White and Seagull Gray with Driftwood stippled on for a shading effect. The tiles themselves we painted with Coral Crush, Patina Green, and Klein Blue. We used six different stencils from Royal Design Studio from their Renaissance Tile Stencils Set A and Renaissance Tile Stencils Set B.” - Reninvintaged by Jo

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“Beautiful natural woods combine with layers of texture and color to create a one-of-a-kind finish on this vintage dresser and matching nightstand. The clean lines and lush floral design (Francesca Floral Furniture Stencil) come together to create a classic design.” – Sweet Serendipity

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“This sweet, elegant lady is made for the queen or the princess of the house. Painted in a soft pink/beige color, the top three drawers and sides are embossed with my favorite product Wood Icing pushed through the Allover Brocade Furniture Stencil from Royal Design Studio, fabulous textured and color blocked rose gold anaglyptic paper was used on bottom three drawers. Yes, I am about through... all this texture is pulled together with a soft floral tissue paper... oh so feminine and big girly.” – Painted Lady by Barbara Boyles

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“The clean lines and sleek look make this dresser very versatile. Painted in General Finishes Snow White with Antique Walnut stained drawers, this dresser will fit in with almost any decor. The drawer fronts are very unique with their build in wood hardware. Topped with a Toledo Tile Stencil painted art piece.” – Flipping Unbelievable

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“This unique writing desk is a solid wood piece, painted in an appealing soft teal, with script writing (French Love Letters Furniture Stencil) on the desk top and gold foil butterflies gracing the top & drawer fronts. Lovely blue bubble glass knobs. Matching bench seat has been upholstered in a matching teal & metallic gold fabric.” – Designs by Dee

The BEST Furniture Makeovers at the General Finishes Design Challenge - Furniture Refinishing and DIY Stencil Patterns for Painting - Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils

“This mid-century dresser had great bones, but looked a little blonde & dated.  We re-loved it with the high contrast combo of Java Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint, and a fun geometrical Palmedo Prairie Song Furniture Stencil from Royal Design Studio.  And since it was going home with new parents for their baby boys room, we sealed it with a little extra HPTC in Satin for long-term durability.” – Artisic Home Studio & Boutique

 

Feeling inspired to stencil a design challenge worthy furniture piece of your own? Be sure to check out our How to Stencil section for tips, tricks, and tutorials during your stencil journey. And once you’re finished, email us at projects@royaldesignstudio.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio. We love sharing your amazing stencil projects!


1 Comment

Victoria McCaffrey
Victoria McCaffrey

November 13, 2018

Thanks so much for sponsoring such a great competition and for including the photos of my multi-colored breakfast table; it’s still one of my favorite pieces. :) If anyone reading this would like to see more of my work please follow me on Instagram @eclectica_foco

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