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Thank you to all who entered our Make It Yours competition in July. It was a tough month for judging with a multitude of inspirational summer upcycles and transformation projects to choose from. However, with much deliberation we have chosen 10 runners up and our lucky top prizewinner.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Egija Lace who added a modern geometric twist to a beautiful vintage wardrobe. Egija used masking tape to create the design, then applied Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Gold, followed by a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear on the remaining exposed wood. We think it’s gorgeous!
Victoria Dudnicenco repurposed an unused baby cot into a quirky bookshelf using a combination of Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint in Mineral Grey and Lemon Sorbet to create a bright contrast. A great way to reuse and recreate a piece of furniture that’s no longer needed.
Charlotte Peach transformed her daughter’s dollhouse from plain wood to modern chic with the help of Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Blue Sky, Teal, Slate, Cotton and Carbon; plus a selection of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch colours. Charlotte even gave the tiny pieces of furniture a shabby chic look by distressing with sandpaper for that added layer of detail.
Anniken Mortimer added a stunning finishing touch to a barstool using Rust-Oleum Metallic in Bright Copper. This added luxurious detail enhanced what was an already a brilliant project and brought the piece bang up to date.
Gabrielle Cooper has imaginatively created little bespoke trinket dishes with the simple combination of plastic toy animals and small tea plates. This upcycle was achieved by first spraying the animals with Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Bright Gold and then attaching them to the plates, giving them the ultimate midas touch!
Nadia Arbach purchased a vintage ball-and-claw china cabinet to update and repurpose for storage of her sewing materials. Nadia used Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Shortbread to brighten the outside and wallpapered the interior with a funky black and white paper. The cabinet now beautifully complements her home décor and showcases her funky fabric collection.
Brain Adamson has created a quirky garden feature using a traditional watering can and blue LED lights. He first of all sprayed the watering can with Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Gold and arranged the LED lights to look like falling water droplets. Brian’s creation is now ready to light up his garden.
Jade Finnan has completely transformed a dated black cabinet into a beautiful modern masterpiece to display her record player. Using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Matt White spray paint she fully painted the piece, then when dry masked and sprayed a geometric design to the front using Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Bright Copper. Jade further accessorised the unit with a lamp painted in Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Black Matt and Rust-Oleum Metallic Bright Copper to complete the look.
Joanna Dean has transformed an old, damaged stag sideboard using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint and Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint. After repairing any damaged areas and sanding to a smooth finish she painted the unit with a dipped effect, half Anthracite and half Metallic Gold. To complete the look she finished with a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear.
Carley Perkins has customised a plain set of drawers for her 2-year-old sons new room. She wanted to create a totally unique piece of storage that was both fun and smart and that would also grow with him through the years. She updated the piece by marking out a chevron design with masking tape and painting different sections with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave, Duck Egg and Winter Grey.