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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 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 Marleen who wanted to create an advent calendar for her daughter to use for years to come. Marleen used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White for the base and hand painted the individual designs with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch small pots in Bright Yellow, Baby Pink, Aqua and Black. She then applied a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer, Matt to protect the masterpiece. We love it!
Catherine upcycled a 1930s cabinet that has been in her family for 85 years. To get this look, Catherine used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, Anthracite and Chalk White and mixed the two colours to achieve a multi-tonal effect, and Graphite for the detailing. She then dry brushed the Chalk White to add extra dimension to the piece and finished off with a protective coating of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, Clear.
Hannah had some perfectly functioning built-in wardrobes that weren’t to her taste so gave them a Rust-Oleum makeover with Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cotton and some new handles to completely change the look.
Tania got this amazing dresser, approximately 100 years old, for free from a marketplace and with a little TLC and some Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream, the dresser was transformed. Tania used Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, Clear to protect the painted areas and in Dark to protect the wood on the sanded areas.
Nicky bought this 1930s display cabinet second hand and used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and Strawberry Vanilla to overhaul this dated piece.
Melissa made an MDF letter and painted it this gorgeous shade with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Pink Champagne. You don’t need to prime with Satin Finish Furniture Paint so Melissa painted this straight onto the MDF with ease.
Mary bought a French style wardrobe from a charity shop and repurposed it into a sewing heaven. With some extra shelving and Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White, the project was complete.
Lindsay nabbed this bargain highchair for just £10 and after some research found that Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint was the perfect choice of paint as it is Toy Safe, so is suitable for her baby. Lindsay chose Graphite as the perfect shade to tie in with her décor too.
Jade gave an old chest of drawers, found at a charity shop, a new lease of life with Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cotton and Teal. Jade masked a chevron pattern onto the unit then distressed the finish to complete the look.
Katherine picked up a plain chest of drawers from a charity shop and wanted to add a splash of colour. This look was achieved by painting a base coat of Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint, Gold and then a coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Emerald, followed by some light distressing and Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, Clear to protect the finish. Katherine repeated the same process for all of the handles but used an array of colours, Pumpkin, Blue Silk and Lilac Wine.