As always all the entries were to a very high standard, making it a real challenge to select our winner and runners up.
The first prize of £250 this month went to Duncan McHardy and his impressive kitchen transformation. Duncan used two coats of Mode White with a base coat of Mode Primer to update and bring back to life his laminated MDF cupboard doors. He was very pleased with the coverage and has even passed on the transformation bug to his work colleagues. A great way to update without the cost of a new kitchen.
Debbie Carmichael has completed her bedroom overhaul with the painting of her ornate fireplace. She used a combination of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and Bramwell, layering the two colours to create a weathered cast iron effect. A great alternative use for the paint, the texture and colour combination create a beautiful effect.
Emma McGregor has turned an ordinary TV unit into a very pretty piece of furniture using Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg. The addition of some crystal drawer handles really finishes off the piece.
Fiona Alexander has creatively re-imagined a simple magazine rack and transformed it into a desirable home accessory. She used Surface Primer to start and Painter’s Touch Antique White to complete the paintwork. The finishing touch of the vintage ruler top is trendy and unique.
Gordon Atkinson took a tatty china cabinet and gave it a new lease of life with the use of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and finished with Furniture Finishing Wax. A superb transformation that really modernises an old fashioned piece of furniture.
Heather Warren personalised a piece of furniture she inherited from her Father, with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell, Duck Egg and Furniture Finishing Wax to seal. The use of a contrasting colour in the detailed sections gives the piece extra interest and really highlights the carving.
James Kidd rescued a very sad looking wardrobe from the tip and transformed it beyond recognition. After repairing the broken shelves and doors, he finished the wardrobe off with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg and sealed it with Furniture Finishing Wax. A great makeover and now a unique piece of furniture.
Julie Tyler has been very creative with a solid wood chest of drawers, painted with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White. She then customised it with a ballet canvas cut to size and applied to the front; to finish she then sealed it with Matt Sealer. A very effective technique, and an imaginative use for wall art.
Kerry Tongue has personalised a vintage display cabinet with the bold choice of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave and finished it with Furniture Finish Finishing Wax. She retained some of the original wood by creating a striped design on the bottom cupboards, a very effective technique that mirrors the etching on the glass doors. Finished off with kitsch accessories, this really looks the part.
Olivia Owens has rejuvenated an old pine bedside table with the help of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg and sealed the paint with the Furniture Finishing Wax. With a little distressing the piece now perfectly fits in with Olivia’s woodland/reclaimed theme in her bedroom.