We loved seeing all your creative up cycles and revamps. With much deliberation the ten runners up and our lucky top prizewinner have been chosen.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Debbie Carmichael who produced a stunning revamp on an attractive but drab bombe chest. She used a combination of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint by first applying a Duck Egg base then detailing with the Chalk White. She finished the piece with a French style stencil on the front, stripes down the sides and a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax to seal. Debbie’s top tip when choosing something to paint is to look out for furniture that has good detailing, this way you know it will turn out great.
Kim Goodwin has spruced up a tired and dated dresser with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell as a base and Chalk White as a topcoat, this was then sanded back to reveal the colour below. She completed the makeover with complementary wallpaper added to the insides, matching her overall room.
Frances Hird has transformed a skip rescue into a quirky piece of furniture with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream, Mustard, Bramwell, Fire Brick and Belgrave. Painting each of the drawers of the ten-drawer sideboard a different colour and distressing them heavily has produced a great effect. She finished the piece with a coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax and is now looking for her next project.
Emilie Murthwaite has been very creative and turned an ornamental birdcage into a lighting feature for her daughter’s bedroom. She sprayed the cream cage with Rust-Oleum Mode Primer and Pure Aqua spray paint and finished with some funky artificial birds and a light fitting.
Jane Mitchell has beautifully made over an old shabby set of drawers with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell. She embellished the piece with a rose stencil on the front of the drawers and added matching cream rose handles. To finish she lightly distressed the edges and applied a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax to protect and seal the paint.
Jeanette Graham purchased an old set of drawers from eBay for a bargain price and transformed them using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream. She retained the original handles and lightly distressed the front of the drawers to pick out the detail, creating the prefect-finished effect.
Lucy Brouwer has brought an old 1960’s cabinet right up to date with a splash of Duck Egg from the Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch range, perfectly matching this in with the accents on the wrapping paper applied to the door and top surface. She sealed all surfaces with Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer in matt to protect both the paintwork and delicate papered areas.
Mary Anne Jamieson has updated a gifted lamp stand and a table she bough from a charity shop, using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream. To highlight the attractive carving on the top of the table she picked out the detail with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Metallic Gold, also going on to do the same with the feet of the table.
Stacey Meikle has transformed a junk shop table for her niece using a combination of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and Anthracite. She painted the top in Chalk White and used both colours for the base; to make it a little bit more unique she also added a pretty pink rose pattern paper around the top section. The whole table was then sanded back to create a shabby chic look and waxed with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax to protect the effect.
Nina McClean has totally transformed what was some very dated built in cupboards in her new home into very desirable features. She used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Cocoa, maintaining the period look and feel of the room whilst bringing them back to life. She finished the doors with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, fabric paneling and some trendy doorknobs.
William Cummings has repurposed an old style dressing table from a charity shop by removing the mirror and legs and then cutting out the middle section, giving him two cabinets. He gave both cabinets a good sand and added new legs and moulded details to the fronts of the drawers. Using a combination of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Real Orange and a yellow topcoat he created a mustard shade, offset by distressed mouldings. The whole effect was finished with a coat of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear gloss and some new black handles.