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We had yet another great month with fantastic entries. As always it has been tough to choose our winner and runners up.
The first prize of £250 this month went to Gemma Cooper who over the last 4 months has consistently submitted beautiful pieces. We loved her Welsh Dresser, painted with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and finished with Rust-Oleum Finishing Wax. The transformation is superb, and we especially liked the rabbit doorknobs and sanded top. Well done, Gemma!
Debbie Carmichael went all out and revamped her dated kitchen cupboards. She used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream, Chalk White, Sage Green and Duck Egg, sealed and protected with Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer. A great use for the paint and Debbie’s personalised kitchen really looks the part.
Heather Prentice took an old blanket box and totally transformed it with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer and Painter’s Touch in White. This skilful revamp really shows no item is beyond help.
Elizabeth Jones has saved an old dining room chair – destined to be chopped up for firewood – and given it a new purpose. She rejuvenated it with the help of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg and sealed the paintwork with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. Initially used as an extra chair for Christmas day it now sits pride of place in Elizabeth’s bedroom.
Andrew Good wanted a gold chest of draws to match his other bedroom furniture but was unable to find anything suitable. His solution was to buy a set of drawers from a second hand shop and paint them himself. He used a combination of Rust-Oleum Metallic spray and brush paint in Elegant Gold to produce the striking piece of furniture pictured. He said “the cost saving on not buying a new set of drawers was huge”.
Laura Robinson has put to good use paint from a previous Make It Yours win and updated an old dining room chair with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer and Painter’s Touch in Candy Pink, finished with some striking striped fabric and silver trim. She created this to go in a story corner of her daughter’s bedroom.
Diane Wood has kept a family tradition alive by refurbishing a cot that has been passed down her family for the last 50 years and was formally her husbands. She used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Toy Safe brush paints to give the cot an update and also make it safe for her little one. We are honoured that you chose to make Rust-Oleum a part of your family history and hope your daughter enjoys her special cot!
Susan Brunker has brightened up an inherited dark wood chair with a splash of colour, using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Strawflower. We love the colour choice and applaud Susan on what looks like a great finish.
Rather than throwing away an old dressing table and drawers, Kerry Wielkopolska has transformed and repurposed them for her daughter’s bedroom. She used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey giving them a classic look finished off with a set of crystal knobs.
Lisa Hilton has received many compliments on her updated pine drawers, transformed with help of Rust-Oleum Surface Primer. We love the finish and choice of knobs.