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Thank you to all who entered our Make it Yours competition in August. It was a tough month for judging with so many inspirational upcycles and transformation projects to choose from. However, with much deliberation, we have chosen the 10 runners up and our lucky top prize winner.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Gosia who lovingly re-furbished a worn-out, solid wood Georgian sideboard. The sideboard was fully sanded and cleaned prior to being painted with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Carbon. Gosia also added Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Cinnamon for the finishing touch on the detailing.
Angie purchased this pine bathroom cabinet from Gumtree for just £10 and decided to transform it into a mini herb store for her kitchen. She painted the cabinet with Rust-Oleum, Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and distressed the paint to create a costal vibe, followed by a coating of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear. Finally, she removed the mirrored panel and replaced it with wire mesh and added a new brass knob.
Anne recently had her conservatory refurbished and decided that the old pine furniture needed to be spruced up too. She used Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Mineral Grey, Teal and Shortbread to update her chair, nest of tables and drawer knobs in all three colours.
Clare updated this vintage corner display cabinet with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Mustard and added some stencil detail in Clotted Cream.
Jade was given an old wardrobe that had been sat in her dad’s garage. She watered down the Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cotton to create a whitewash. She then masked off an Aztec pattern on the wardrobe before applying the watered-down paint. Once the tape was peeled away, this amazing design was uncovered.
Kirk inherited some wooden Venetian blinds in a house move, but the dark wood made the space seem small. Kirk cleverly transformed the blinds with Rust-Oleum. Firstly, he cleaned down to blinds and primed them using Rust-Oleum Surface Primer. Finally, he sprayed the blinds with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom, satin. We’re very impressed.
Lisa loved her teal bedroom, but was dreaming of geometric patterns, so she decided to get her masking tape out and transform her walls with some leftover Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold.
Ronald converted a writing bureau into a drinks cabinet with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Dove and Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Antique Gold. We love the art deco design!