This month we were overwhelmed with the amount of entries and greatly enjoyed looking at all of your up cycling projects and furniture transformations, it was a very tough task to pick our favorites from so many great projects. But with much deliberation the ten runners up and our lucky top prizewinner have been chosen.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Rita Welch who totally transformed her plain Ikea bed unit, chest of drawers and table with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite and Winter Grey as an accent colour for the drawer fronts. The pieces all beautifully fit together now and create a highly coordinated bedroom scheme.
Victoria Bramwell has very cleverly repurposed a bargain buy antique china cabinet into a beautiful storage space for her shoe collection. To update the piece she used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Black Matt for the exterior and outlined the details in Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold brush paint. To finish she papered the insides of the cabinet in black and gold animal paper creating not only a stunning end product but a fun and attractive storage piece.
Chris Whalen has performed a beautiful makeover on a 1980’s replica French chair, transforming it for today’s style. He began by giving the chair frame two coats of Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold then with a watered down Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg he gave the chair a light wash, creating a vintage paint effect. To finish he reupholstered the seat cushion in a pretty French toil fabric, completing the transformation.
Monika Keeble went bold with her upcycle, using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave to renew her bedside tables. To further update them she also added some funky paper inside the drawers and protected the paintwork with a coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. With the addition of the original handles they are now super trendy and totally desirable.
Jayne Walker saved her upcycle project from a skip and brought it back to life with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream and Cocoa. Whilst the drawers were in good condition they weren’t to the original owners tastes, but with a little tlc Jayne was able to update and stamp them with her own personal style using French typography detailing.
Lynn Long updated an old French chest of drawers using two tones of green and an accent of gold. To achieve this she used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell for the main frame and Sage Green for the drawer fronts. To add extra interest she stippled the top surface edge with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Metallic Gold and also applied the same technique to the wooden handles. To finish she applied two coats of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, sealing and protecting the paintwork.
Joanne Ryan sourced a rare 1950’s Steelux dining set for the bargain price of 99p and set about restoring it to its finer glory using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch brush in Duck Egg Blue and Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch aerosol in Heirloom White. Joanne chose these colours to stay in keeping with authentic 1950’s shades and to also complement the kitsch pink and yellow fabric she sourced for the seats. An extremely trendy and stylish up cycle.
John Walton made over a chic light oak 1950’s sideboard using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Slate, by fully painting the piece in the attractive mid grey. He also updated the original handles with a coating of silver, bringing the whole piece bang up to date.
Ray Buck repurposed an old wooden frame from a broken mirror into a shabby-chic wedding place setting board with great effect. He achieved this by spraying the frame with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Heirloom White plus an easel frame that was fitted to the back of the frame for stability, then distressing around the details. To finish he added some hessian sacking to the back of the frame so that place cards could be attached. An ingenious one of a kind wedding upcycle.
Sarah Maynard updated an old hand me down desk from her father-in-law into something she is now proud to display in her hallway. Fully painted in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White she added extra details with Anthracite around the top and bottom edges, an effective technique to frame the piece.