Thank you to all who entered our Make It Yours competition in February. 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 prize winner.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Julie Moss who masterfully upcycled an old hall table with leather insert and captain’s style chair. Both items painted with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey and waxed with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear. Julie then added a new leather inlay on her table. This project proves that even the simplest of changes can make a massive difference. What a transformation!
Georgia Broome created this amazing IKEA Hack with an Aneboda wardrobe and Rust-Oleum. The wardrobe was tired and worn, so Georgia decided to give it a new ‘nautical’ lease of life for her friend’s son’s nursery. She used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Ink Blue and protected her paint with Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer. She also added new handles and replaced the plastic panels with a cut up table runner.
Caroline Holding brought the sunshine indoors when she upcycled this wooden sideboard. She painted over the dark shiny wood with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch brush paint in Bright Yellow. We love it!
Tomer Rimon created this dipped effect on a rocking chair with Rust-Oleum Metallic Bright Gold spray paint. Nice work!
Barry Stapeley upcycled this battered old shelving unit by sanding it down to remove the dark varnish. He then painted the sides with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite. We love that this shelving has been given a whole new lease of life.
Elizabeth Giani Contini upcycled a pine table, chairs and a tall display unit with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Shortbread. She also divided the tall unit into two separate pieces, repurposing the base into low storage bench and added legs. Great work, we love your imagination!
Clare Waugh upcycled a small, retro chest of drawers to create a funky statement piece. She painted the bottom drawer with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite and the top drawer in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, Chalk White. To achieve the graduated effect, she then mixed Anthracite and Chalk White together and used her DIY shade for the middle drawer.
Melissa tweed upcycled a small side table with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Slate. She then added wallpaper to the small drawer for an extra pop of colour and pattern.