As always all the entries received were to a really high standard, making it a real challenge to pick our winners. However with much deliberation below are our ten runners up and our lucky top prizewinner.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Marleen de Veij for her beautiful wardrobe transformation. Using Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Mustard she painted an old wardrobe for her four-year-old daughters bedroom, creating a piece of furniture that she won’t grow out of fast. With the addition of the bird wallpaper and the hare doorknobs the transformation is a triumph.
Tamsin Jolly saved a small wooden cupboard from the tip and gave it a new lease of life with the use of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey; she then finished it with a coat of Furniture Finishing Wax. The addition of the blue and red knobs perfectly complements the colour and finishes the transformation perfectly.
Helen Mackie has updated her old rusty fridge freezer into a fun and unique feature, with a bold statement colour. She used Surface Primer in White to prepare the surface then added the splash of colour with Mode Pure Aqua, to finish she then added a coat of Crystal Clear to seal and protect. The addition of the vinyl birds completes the look and adds to the uniqueness.
Karen Walker bought a £4.99 nest of tables from a charity shop and beautifully updated them with the use of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg. Further more she added a complementary patterned paper to the top and distressed around the details of the tables legs. To seal and protect both parts she added a coat of Furniture Finishing Wax to the painted areas and a coat of Clear Sealer to the paper. To complete the collection she also made some matching plywood coasters, which were finished in the same way.
Kat Bone rescued three old embossed ceiling tiles from the skip of a building renovation and repurposed them as attractive wall art. She used Rust Reformer to prepare the surface then painted each one a different colour using Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White, Duck Egg and Belgrave. These were then lightly distressed and sealed with Furniture Finishing Wax, a hugely successful up cycle.
Damien Hogan has cleverly transformed a disused wardrobe into a window seat, painting the finished piece with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell and sealed with a coat of Furniture Finishing Wax. The colour and style of the piece gives it a real traditional country feel.
Vicky Myers has upcycled a set of cake tins with the use of Painter’s Touch Sage Green into floating wall shelves. Finished with a patterned paper on the back this inventive idea really looks the part.
Mary Anne Wood has created a bold and beautiful update with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Fire Brick, which goes perfectly with the red butterfly paper she has applied to the drawers. Finished with a coat of Furniture Finishing Wax this is a stand out piece.
Sarah Bradford has brought an old and tired blanket box right back up to date with Painter’s Touch in Nutmeg for the main body and some stylish French themed fabric for the cushioned top. This was the first time Sarah had transformed an item for someone else and it has been a great success.
Olivia Owens salvaged an old metal table frame and renewed it by painting it in Chalk Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite and replacing the top with rustic wooden planks. This trendy piece shows perfectly an alternative medium for the paint to be applied to and its successful application.
Debbie Carmichael took an old pine roll top desk that had seen better days and gave it a new lease of life with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey and Chalk White for the detailing. She stenciled a selection of patterns to the front of the drawers and inside, creating a beautiful vintage style piece.