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2021 Best of Winners
BEST OF ARTISTIC CLOSE-UP Shelly Luehr - Basalt Mesa Studio
BEST OF CLEAN & CLASSIC Diana Frankenfield - Field Co. Design
BEST OF DRAMATIC MAKEOVER Jessica Randall - Refreshed by Jess
BEST OF FARMHOUSE STYLE Yari Pineiro - Lilly Moon Vintage
BEST OF MID-CENTURY MODERN Danielle & Evan Potter - Potter ReBarn
BEST OF MULTI-COLOR PIECE Crys' Dawna Cusson - Bella Renovare
BEST OF NEW ARTIST OF 2021 Diana Frankenfield - Field Co. Design
BEST OF REPURPOSED PIECE Jennette Kooger - Vintage Roots Painted
BEST OF RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED Kristen Litka - Shackteau Interiors
BEST OF STAGING Sandra Martinez - Black Lab Furniture Revival
Category Descriptions
BEST ARTISTIC CLOSE-UP

This is for a close-up picture of your piece, from an angled shot, a peak inside the drawers or a close up of the top or the legs – looking for the best close up shot of your piece.

BEST CLEAN & CLASSIC

Simple, one color. Keep it simple and classic. No distressing. It can be one color with for example wood legs.

BEST DRAMATIC MAKEOVER

This is for a piece with wow factor. A “we can’t believe it’s the same piece” – beautifully redone to have a dramatic effect on the final piece.

(Before & After Images Required)

BEST FARMHOUSE STYLE

Antique, Distressed, Farmhouse Vibe.

BEST MCM

Mid-Century Modern Pieces.

BEST MULTI-COLORED PIECE

This is for the best piece with multiple colors. Whether it’s two colors or 45, whatever has multiple colors can enter this category. From blended, to free hand art and drawings.

BEST NEW ARTIST OF 2021

Best new comer furniture refinisher of the year. This is someone who only started painting in 2021. If you’re a new artist that started in 2021, share your favorite piece – and it can by any style.

BEST REPURPOSED PIECE

This is for a piece of furniture that was originally built to serve one purpose, but was repurposed for something different. IE a bed into a bench, a desk into vanities. (Before & After Images Required)

BEST RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED

This piece of furniture has no paint on it, only top coats. Whether it’s been restored or left as it. This piece of furniture has no paint on it. You may use a transparent wash of paint to preserve the wood tones for the top coat.

BEST STAGING

This category is for the piece that has the best photo. Good lighting, clear photography and excellent use of props.

The Finalists
1

ARTISTIC CLOSE-UP:

This is for a close-up picture of your piece, from an angled shot, a peak inside the drawers or a close up of the top or the legs – looking for the best close up shot of your piece.

Kelsey Rumsey

Jack & Bo

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Melissa Kaden

Backstory Home

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2

CLEAN & CLASSIC:

Simple, one color. Keep it simple and classic. No distressing. It can be one color with for example wood legs.

Amy Pricco

Pennollo Designs

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Anne Michelle

Amini Design Ashburn

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3

DRAMATIC MAKEOVER:

This is for a piece with wow factor. A “we can’t believe it’s the same piece” – beautifully redone to have a dramatic effect on the final piece.

Walessa Maki

A Life Refurbished

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Maggie & Nate Hartje

303 Silo

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4

FARMHOUSE:

Antique, Distressed, Farmhouse Vibe.

• Jennifer Beck

Saved by Design

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Meghan Brink

Fig & Poppy Co.

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5

MID-CENTURY MODERN:

Mid-Century Modern Pieces.

Courtney Weisel

Steel Birch Studios

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Kristen Markus

Cloud Art by Kristen

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6

MULTI-COLORED PIECE:

This is for the best piece with multiple colors. Whether it’s 2 colors or 45, whatever has multiple colors can enter this category. From blended, to free hand art and drawings.

• Jen Green

Green Spruce Designs

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• Sarah Murphy

Colourfulsaz

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7

NEW ARTIST 2020:

Best newcomer furniture refinisher of the year. This is someone who only started painting in 2020. If you’re a new artist that started in 2020, share your favorite piece – and it can be any style.

• Vivan Dajan

Zorai Redesign

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• Abisha Laheeb

Prairie Rustics Designs

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8

REPURPOSED PIECE:

This is for a piece of furniture that was originally built to serve one purpose, but was repurposed for something different. For example, a bed into a bench, a desk into vanities.

• Nathan Bridges

NB. Restorations

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• Jessica Godsey

Oak & Grain Refinishing

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9

RESTORED WOOD/UNPAINTED:

This piece of furniture has no paint on it, only top coats. Whether it’s been restored or left as it. This piece of furniture has no paint on it. You may use a transparent wash of paint to preserve the wood tones for the top coat.

• Jennifer Beck

Saved by Design

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• Jen Green

Green Spruce Designs

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10

STAGING:

This piece of furniture has no paint. This category is for the piece that has the best photo with good lighting, clear photography and excellent use of props.

• Jenn Fisher & Amanda Degelman

Vintage Sisters

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• Krista Stutzman

Deer Run Vintage

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The Awards
BEST OF CATEGORY AWARDS

• Golden Painted Brush Inset in Award Frame (12” x 12”, with name and award won)

• Best of Zibra Paintbrush Kit - 5 Piece (Round, Square, Triangle, Palm Pro Trim, Chiseled Wedge in large canvas bag)

• Featured on our podcast

• Featured on our enjoyzibra.com site

• Featured On Zibra Social Media Accounts

• Digital BEST OF logo available to display on winners sites

FINALISTS RECEIVE: (This Finalist That Do Not Win Best of Category)

• Small Frame of their Piece (with Name and Finalist Mention, Frame not pictured)

• Crafting Paintbrush Kit - 3 Piece (Round, Square and Fan in small canvas bag)

• Featured on enjoyzibra.com for the public to vote and choose BEST OF from each category

• Digital finalist logo available to display on winners sites

How The Awards Event Is Conducted

As an entrant, you will be the first judge as you have to decide which piece you will enter in which categories – that will be difficult!

The judges will choose three finalists from each of the 10 Categories listed. Entries are evaluated by the judges on their originality, beauty, and category reflection as well as quality photos submitted. Once all the finalists are chosen, they will be featured on enjoyzibra.com and voting will then be open to the public. The finalists receiving the most public votes becomes the “Best” in each category.

Timeline

Entries accepted January 5 throught Friday, January 21, 2022 until midnight EST.

Three finalists from each of the 10 Categories will be chosen by our 7 International Judges and announced on the Zibra Before and After Podcast and open for public voting from February 2 through February 11, 2022 midnight EST.

BEST OF Winners announced on the Zibra Before and After Podcast on February 16, 2022.

Our International Judges

Seven member judging panel + the public

Ashley Krug
Blue Wren Interiors
Chloe Kempster
Maisie's House
Jen Talley
Perfectly Imperfect Furniture
Katie Cloud
Katie & Co.
Katie Scott
Salvaged by K. Scott
Lauren Svacina
Portland Row Studio
Sarah Bolton
Sitting Pretty Home Decor

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