As more and more entries come in each month, we are delighted to see all the imaginative upcycles and beautiful transformations. It was a very tough task to pick our favourites from so many great projects, but with much deliberation the ten runners up and our lucky top prizewinner have been chosen.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Lloyd Hall who used some fantastic imagination to transform two old internal doors into an amazing hallstand bench! Lloyd’s project was painted with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave and finished with Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer to protect the paint.
Emma Booth won this stunning old dresser at an auction and wanted to give it a new lease of life. She wished to create a modern country style and achieved this by painting the dresser with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite. Finally, she replaced the handles with funky mismatched knobs to complete the look.
Rhian Williams cleverly upcycled a second hand cabinet into a stylish dog bed! By fully removing the doors and painting the old cabinet with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Slate, the old cabinet looks stylish and comfortable for her adorable little pug.
Christine Bowen found this worn set of drawers in a charity shop for just £25. After lightly sanding back the surfaces, she painted the drawers using Rust- Oleum Painter’s Touch brush paint in Black Gloss for the sides and Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Carbon for the front. The sun pattern was achieved using Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold spray paint. What a glamorous transformation!
Anna Green bought this old chest of drawers for £10 on eBay and wanted to create a piece of bedroom furniture that her son would love throughout the years. The drawers were great quality, but Anna felt they looked drab and old fashioned.
She modernised the tired drawers by painting a Union Jack design on the front. She used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White, Fire Brick and Ink Blue and finished her project with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Dark.
Sarah Jane Sacco wanted a welsh dresser to display her lovely Cath Kidston items and found the perfect second hand piece. To match her shabby chic kitchen, she painted the dresser with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cotton and proudly displayed her beautiful items.
Kathryn Wagstaff picked up these vintage drawers for £10 on a local selling site. After painting the drawers with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Strawberry Vanilla, she added some vintage style mismatched handles. Now the drawers look beautiful and reflect Kathryn’s interior style perfectly.
Mairead Breen’s second hand, pine welsh dresser was in desperate need of some TLC to compliment her newly refurbished kitchen. She painted the dresser using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell and added a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear to protect the paint. Finally, she added some beautiful wallpaper that perfectly complements her chosen paint to the back panels. What a stunning transformation!
Jessica Taylor’s small nine-drawer cabinet was an eBay find originally from Next. To create her own apothecary-style industrial drawers, Jessica painted the cabinet with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite and used Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear to protect the paint. Finally, she replaced the original handles with cup handles to complete the look.
Jennie Curial-Preston transformed a small, narrow chest of drawers using Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint in Liquorice and Empire Red, and Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold to create her intricate design. Finally Jennie used Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear to protect her completed project.