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‘Your Greatest Creative Inspiration’ Contest — And The Winners Are…

WYRK’s listeners are a creative bunch! We got a ton of great entries for our “Your Greatest Creative Inspiration” contest in conjunction with the Buffalo Home Show…and here are the five tablet winners!

Ann Veros

Ann Veros
Ann Veros

My masterpiece was refurbished from an old toy box that I had for my children when they were young (some 30 years ago). The toy box was used first by my twins, then a few years later by their brother, and finally by their sister. I had many fond memories and never had the heart to part with it. I thought that some day I would do something with it. Recently, I was redecorating my living room and was looking for that special, unusual piece of furniture to use as an end table. Then it hit me, I had an idea…so, I got right to it. I sanded and painted “THE” box. I used a poster to dress up the front panel and green fabric (which was an old curtain) for the top. I am very pleased with the outcome: My memories are not forgotten, and I have myself an original piece. It only took me a few days to complete my project.

Brian Kawalerski

Brian Kawalerski
Brian Kawalerski

This is me and my cousin and a friend. We made 18 Adirondack chairs to raise money for us to go to Skills USA state competition. We’re only 18 years old, and our construction teacher inspired us by saying that skilled labor is important to learn and better than selling things door to door.

Jean Cornwell

Jean Cornwell
Jean Cornwell

Inspiration of outdoors for half bath. Branches for mirror frame. Real log to place artificial grasses. Sticks for toilet paper holder. Light fixture made from piece of thin veneer wood, painted bears on it mounted over existing fixture. Stones from creek, pieced together for backsplash. Rocks for wall décor, painted bear / moose on them. Window-like mirror with shutters made from scrap wood. Man cave for husband.

Jordan Manley

Jordan Manley
Jordan Manley

This is an old barn window pane I got from my uncle’s old barn. I had glass cut to size and made the mattes for four sections that are picture frames. The other squares are a corkboard and a (homemade) chalkboard. I attached a small shelf on the bottom and a branch hook on the side for keys. This project was so fun, but it gets so much use!!

Michael Ferraro

Michael Ferraro
Michael Ferraro

This is a cigar box lamp made from the box of one of the best cigars i have had. The cigars come wrapped in white paper, and if you open the box, there is a cigar tube painted white with the cigar label covering the lamp pipe. The cigar is called Homage, and I made this to pay homage to the blender who retired after 62 years in the industry. It took me about seven hours spread over 2.5 days to make.

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