Wassily Kandinsky once said: “Each color lives by its mysterious life.” Orange can trigger hunger, blue is a symbol for trustworthiness, and light greens can make you feel at ease. To celebrate color, we’re inviting you to participate in the Wall Overhaul Contest brought to you in partnership with Olympic Paint.

With just a little elbow grease and a can of paint, anyone can transform the look and feel of a room. So roll up your sleeves and tape the baseboards — it’s time to give those walls an overhaul!

We’re looking for any paint or staining project that improves the walls in your home. Projects that use Olympic Paint could also win the special judges' prize! Show us your murals, accent pieces, sponge techniques, and shelving projects for a chance to win a Canon digital camera, painting tools, and Olympic Paint.

Brighten up your home with a splash of color — a world without it would be a dull place to live in.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entrants from residents of the United States that are age 18+. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), October 13, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, December 8, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Wall Overhaul is closed.

Grand Prize

14 Prizes

(1) Judges' Prize: Best Use of Olympic Paint

1x Judges Prize - Best use of Olympic Paint

(1) Grand Prize

1x Grand Prize

(4) First Prize

4x First Prize winners will receive:

(8) Second Prize

8x Second Prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 13, 2014 and Dec 8, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Wall Overhaul. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.