Each month an overwhelming numbers of entries are submitted for the Make It Yours competition and we are amazed by the fabulous upcycles and gorgeous transformations. So many creative projects make it a tough task to choose our favourites, but with much deliberation, ten runners up and our lucky top prizewinner have been chosen.
This months top prize of £250 went to Katherine Shackleton. The unit was handed down from her grandmother and Katherine decided to give it a new lease of life before returning to it’s rightful place in her home with a whole new look. Using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Slate, this unit was instantly transformed and brought into the 21st century. For a beautiful pop of colour, Katherine also used Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Teal. We love it!
Olivia Owens used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg to transform this pine dresser, which was in desperate need of upcycling. To complete the look, Olivia sanded back the top of the base unit to reveal the natural wood finish. Now this dresser matches perfectly with her country style kitchen.
Sarah Fletcher bought this tired-looking chest of drawers for a bargain price, as she knew it would be completely transformed with a splash of paint. Using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White, Flint, Winter Grey, Graphite and Lilac Wine, Sarah completely changed the look and feel of this chest of drawers. For an added finishing touch, Sarah used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Craft Enamel in Copper to spray paint the middle drawer handle.
Jackie Kidd had a very old, damaged coffee table and used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White, Blue Silk and Fire Brick to create this Union Jack design. Jackie then created an aged effect using Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Dark and Clear, not only does this look amazing, it also protects the finish for longer!
Kathryn Wagstaff gave this beautiful 1930s/40s dresser a makeover with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White. Then Kathryn used a distressing technique to reveal the original finish on detailed areas for a shabby chic effect.
Julia Mclachlan found an unloved cupboard at a local recycling centre and decided to give it a new home. Julia made this transformation using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite. To protect the finish, she used Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Lacquer in Clear and this completed the look!
Tamires Cardoso loved this nest of tables but felt they looked tired. This makeover is perfect to give these tables a new lease of life. Tamires used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and we think they look fab!
Ann-Marie Mumford had a 60s style table and chairs covered in an orange varnish, which was sanded off to reveal the original wood finish. To add an extra personal touch, each family member chose a different colour accent for their chair. Using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Teal, Cotton and Carbon, along with Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint in Lemon Sorbet and Mineral Grey, Ann-Marie created a modern dipped effect and accented the chairs and table.