It was a tough month to judge with all the entries being of excellent quality. So with much deliberation the ten runners up and our lucky top prizewinner have been chosen.
The top prize this month of £250 went to Robbyn-Jane Wilmot and her funky caravan renovation, totally transforming the drab and dated interior with lots of elbow grease and a splash Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint. Using the contrasting shades of Belgrave, Sage Green, Clotted Cream and Winter Grey she painted the cupboards and trims, creating a totally personal space that is a mile away from its original shabby state.
Curt Marlow has given a new lease of life to a previously painted teacher’s desk that was in much need of some renovation. He started by first stripping off the old paintwork to reveal the original wood finish below and to bring the table bang on trend he has painted the draws and side panels with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite. Now the table is utterly stylish and a great feature in his home.
Debbie Carmichael has tackled this huge Italian glazed cabinet with great success by giving it a French shabby-chic look. For contrast she painted the tired and dated piece with a combination of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and Winter Grey and then finished the piece with a French typography transfer and some new ceramic knobs. A statement piece that has the wow factor.
Gemma Cooper has beautifully upcycled a vintage sewing machine table into a stunning dressing table for her daughter. Using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White she fully painted the piece, embellished the sewing machine with a floral pattern and added some pretty pink ceramic knobs to finish. With a matching chair this is a stunning upcycle and a great alternative use for a now redundant machine.
Hollie Hooker in search for a unique cot bed decided to do a bit of upcycling and use Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite to give a regular looking cot a personal touch. She loved the finish so much she has bought another tin and has continued the upcycle onto a shelving unit and chest of drawers.
Jenny Yardley has revamped her summerhouse, previously used for storage into a space to enjoy and relax in. With the use of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Dusky Pink she has rejuvenated a selection of items that now perfectly complement the look and feel of her existing pieces.
Manuel Araujo has upgraded a set of drawers with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg. Distressing the finished paintwork and adding some rope knot handles has given the piece a real nautical feel.
Rachel McElfatrick has totally transformed a rather sorry looking card table found in her attic by creating a great two tone distressed paint effect in the lower section with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint and creating a collage of newspaper cuttings on the top. She sealed the paintwork with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax and sealed the collage with Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer. Now taking pride of place in her summerhouse the table is unrecognizable to its former self.
Sarah Anthony has created a striking feature in her living room using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite to paint two built in alcove cupboards, resulting in a bold and striking look. She finished the project with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax for a smooth and protected finish.
William Cummings has given an old fashioned interior door a very clever makeover using picture frames and Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in Dark Grey. He sourced three baroque style frames, all the same size and attached them to the door with strong adhesive, with a few coats of the spray paint the door was complete. What was once a plain old door now looks great with a very stylish look and finish.