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Thank you to all who entered our Make It Yours competition in September. It was a tough month for judging with a multitude of inspirational 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 Harriette Sibley who bought an old home bar from eBay and with the help of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite, the bar was completely transformed. Harriette added a luxurious feel to the railings of the bar using Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold. We love it!
Chelsey Bowen created a cute masterpiece by upcycling a wooden trolley that needed some TLC. For this project Chelsey mixed Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Dusky Pink and Chalk White for the pink tray surround, Chalk White for the tray bottom and Graphite for the hand painted polka dot effect. To add the Midas touch, Chelsey also used Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Spray Paint in Pure Gold for the wooden legs. Great job!
Samantha Taylor-Crooks transformed a white metal IKEA trolley into a glamorous golden bar cart for her patio using Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Gold. This sleek makeover is quick, easy and looks gorgeous!
Gillian Chesworth has turned a mahogany bookcase into a beautiful gin cabinet using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite and Flint. Gillian wallpapered the back of the cabinet with a monochrome floral design and added a protective coating of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer to protect the paintwork.
Claire Jenkins has made a cute and simple Christmas craft with Rust-Oleum Metallic White Gold. Claire glued small plastic toys to jam jar lids and sprayed them up to create bespoke storage jars with a quirky twist.
Doris Scanlan has given a beech chair an ultra-modern makeover using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite. Using masking tape to section off the bottom of the chair legs, Doris has painted them with Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint in Matt Black. The project was finished off with a protective coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax and a newly reupholstered seat!
Kate Banyard created a library snug in her attic using second-hand IKEA BILLY bookcases from Gumtree and painted them all in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave. Finally, she added a protective coating of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. This room looks so cosy and coordinated!
Stephanie Sudlow bought a lovely Dutch dresser from a charity shop for her first upcycling project and transformed its look with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg. To add an extra dimension, Stephanie gave the dresser a coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, she then highlighted any detail with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in dark and finally added an additional coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer to ensure the paint had extra protection.
Renata Lukasik completely transformed the look and feel of a simple wooden cupboard with the help of Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint in Lemon Sorbet. This piece of furniture is the perfect colour pop to brighten the home with a luxurious high gloss finish!