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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 Melissa Tweed who gave two old art desks a modern makeover. Melissa created this new look using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey for the base of the desks, and Rust-Oleum Universal brush paint in Misty Grey for the seat. She then added detail with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Pink Champagne and Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold. Finally, she added a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear spray paint. Great work!
Alice Rutherford-Hyde IKEA hacked this Galdom table using Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Bright Copper. To finalise the transformation, Alice added bold monochrome floral decoupage. Well done!
Clare Waugh gave this retro dresser a new lease of life with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Slate. Leaving the wooden top and legs bare really adds character to the piece. Good job!
Joanne Walker freshened up this antique dresser with a splash of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White. She also lightly distressed the finish to add more character. Good job!
Abigail completely transformed the look of her living room by upcycling her TV unit and side table. Abigail sanded the top of the units down to bare wood, then using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Ink Blue, painted the bases of the units. To protect the paint finish and bare wood, Abigail used Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer, Clear. Abigail wanted to ensure her furniture was super protected and added an additional coat of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear. For the final touch, she used Rust-Oleum Metallic, Bright Gold on the handles. Fantastic work!
Jade Finnan had two solid oak sideboards/drawer units that didn’t fit the style of her home. To add a modern twist, Jade used masking tape and Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite to add geometric shapes for a dark grey statement. To finish, Jade protected the project with Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer. We love them!
Sandra gave these dated dining chairs a new lease of life with base coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White, followed by a coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite. Sandra then distressed the paint and added a protective layer of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, Clear. To complete the look, Sandra reupholstered the seats using this fab dachshund fabric.