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 Marc McSherry who has beautifully updated and transformed his dated kitchen by painting the existing cupboard doors. Using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey and a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, this colour change instantly makes the kitchen brighter and more up to date. To finish, the workbenches were handmade by a local carpenter from reclaimed wood and new flooring and tiles have been added to complete the makeover.
Alisha Richards has given a new lease of life to an old-fashioned hallway table by updating its colour with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg. Painted and distressed the table is instantly more attractive and fits perfectly into Alisha’s home.
Amie Mitchell has given a plain bookcase a splash of colour and made it the perfect piece for her child’s bedroom. Using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cornflower Blue for the outside she has then mixed finishes and opted for the Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paints for the interior. Using the colours Mustard, Duck Egg and Dusky Pink they perfectly complement the blue exterior and create a fun colour scheme.
Charlotte Coleman has taken what were four traditional farmhouse style chairs and given them a modern edge, just with a colour change. Using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Carbon she has fully painted all four chairs that now match the legs of her industrial style dining table.
Charlotte Graham chose a small display cabinet as her first Upcycling project and transformed it with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg. After distressing the paint effect she completed the makeover by papering the compartments with pretty floral paper and adding chicken wire to the front. She now says that she feels confident to paint a larger piece of furniture using another colour from the Furniture Paint range.
Claire Nealon has taken an attractive rocking chair in poor condition and given it a new lease of life using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Mocha. The satin finish has given the chair a modern makeover and brought it right up to date.
Donna Munro has updated the look of her laminate flooring by painting it with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint in Winter Grey and finishing it with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in clear. The transformation is beautiful and gives Donna’s living room a cool skandi feel. She is now itching to paint all her tables and anything thing else she can get her hands on.
Magdalena Ostrowska has upcycled a run of the mill Ikea bookcase by adding feet and giving it a splash of colour with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, Duck Egg. Following a pastel colour theme she also picked up some picture frame mouldings from a local recycling centre and made them into custom square picture frames, which were then painted in Duck Egg, Coral, Dusky Pink and Mustard.
Lydia Hiscott has taken two traditional farmhouse chairs and given them a modern twist with trendy geometric patterns. She first of all sanded the chairs back to the natural wood then using masking tape made crisscrossing geometric patterns which where then painted over using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cotton. With the tape was peeled away the natural wood shows through the geometric shapes, making a interesting contrast with the all over white paint work.
Lisa Evans revamped her old sewing table and chair to match her accessories using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite and Chalk White. With the addition of the hand painted floral decoration the transformation is complete.
Janet Hindmarch has given a rather plain sideboard a retro twist using a selection of Rust-Oleum paint and some left over wallpaper. The top and bottom were painted bright orange using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Pumpkin, accent colours were then added the drawer front in Anthracite, Sage Green and Belgrave. To complete the retro look Janet painted the drawer handles also orange using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Bright Orange and papered the door fronts using a bright leaf pattern wallpaper.