Thank you to all who entered our Make It Yours competition in August. 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 Helen Mackie. Helen completely transformed her bedroom by making a stud wall chimney breast, built a fitted chest of drawers and installed a display fireplace.
Aimee Bennett bought a 1970s bureau on eBay and created a fantastic statement piece by painting the doors and internal shelves with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Teal. Aimee then used Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in Copper to freshen up the legs, handles and stencilled a Moroccan design onto the front panel. Great job!
Aleksandra Prasanna gave a beautiful writing bureau a modern twist with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch, White Matt. As the wood was in excellent condition, Aleksandra wanted to keep this visible, so masked her sections to create a geometric design. We love this fresh new look.
Tracy Wells upcycled a tired wooden trolley to create the Mad Hatters Tea Party. Tracy primed the surface with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer then used Rust-Oleum Metallic Bright Gold and Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch, Black Satin spray paint to create this look. To finish the project, she then created a miniature tea party scene.
Victoria Beer is bang on trend with her cute sea grass basket planter, transformed using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey to create a cool, dipped look. For the finishing touch, Victoria added homemade pom poms to the handles. We love it!
Allan Dick bought an IKEA Duktig play kitchen for his daughter’s birthday and decided to give it a sophisticated makeover. For the base, Allan used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Ink Blue and Anthracite. Rust-Oleum Metallic Bright Copper spray paint was used for all of the fittings and legs to add a pop of modern metallic. To finish the look, Allan used white marble sticky back plastic to cover the worktops. Excellent job!
Angie Jones transformed a 5 drawer tall boy by removing all of the existing paint and giving it a new lease of life with Rust-Oleum Weathered Wood in Ash Grey. To finish, Angela changed the handles and the look was complete! Fab work!