It was our biggest month yet! We were overwhelmed with all the amazing projects and ingenious upcycling ideas.
The £250 top prize went to Leah Dalley and her dramatic kitchen transformation. Leah used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite for the tiles and Winter Grey for the kitchen units, all finished with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. We love to see new applications and Leah has definitely demonstrated this with her bespoke kitchen upgrade.
Beki Rider has personalised a small wooden bedside table with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream and decorated the drawers with a map of the Isle of Wight. She applied the map paper with PVA glue and sealed it with three layers of varnish.
Delphine Guyomard has renewed a dated 70’s rocking chair by first priming the frame with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer then added a coat of Stone Grey from the Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch range. Instead of recovering the seat cushion, Delphine has ingeniously used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and painted the fabric, sealing the effect with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax.
Tinker Rush has beautifully transformed an old 1930’s wash stand with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Mustard and finished the look with some contrasting floral paper, applied to the inlays.
Stacey Meikle on the lookout for something quirky and unique to use as bedside tables, repurposed two old farmhouse style chairs with the use of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and Pumpkin. She started with an all over base coat of Antique White then overlaid the seat and backrest with a coat of Pumpkin, adding a blue French floral applique design to complete the project.
Liz Ferguson re-discovered a forgotten, but treasured, bike and gave it a new lease of life by turning it into a planter. She attached baskets to the front and back and gave it an all over coat of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Candy Pink. For added decoration she then painted polka dots in Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Cherry Red and stenciled roses to the front basket in the same colour. To protect the bike from the elements Liz gave it a few coats of Rust-Oleum NeverWet, prolonging its life and preserving the paint.
Debbie Carmichael has recycled a collection of used bottles and jars and totally transformed them using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and Antique White. Just like with painting furniture, Debbie gave the bottles and jars two coats of paint and lightly rubbed it back to distress, finishing with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. To embellish she applied French typography labels to the front and applied ribbon around the necks, finishing with lavender cuttings and fresh flowers.
Warren Metcalfe has created a very stylish piece of furniture using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom White and Black Satin. Instead of painting all of the surface area he has selected individual drawers and painted them alternate colours, leaving one the original rubbed back wood. With the frame of the drawers also the original wood and the only colour from the drawers, this makes for a very sophisticated modern piece.
Linda Wicks saved a dining table and chairs from the skip and gave them a new lease of life with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint. She painted the table legs and chairs in Antique White and the table top in Winter Grey, finishing with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. To complete the transformation she also used a disused pair of curtains to recover the seat cushions.
Julie Woodworth has revamped a solid oak open dresser and brought it right up to date with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream. She distressed the paintwork around the carvings to bring out the details and sealed the paint with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax.
Clare Ward purchased a mahogany nest of tables from eBay for £12.50 and has completely glammed them up with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and Dusky Pink. Alternating the colours of the tables and adding a pretty bird paper to the tops has made these a one of a kind statement piece.