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As more and more entries come in each month, we are delighted to see all the imaginative upcycles and beautiful transformations. It was a very tough task to pick our favourites 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 Lorna Llewellyn who renovated her pine fireplace using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and Anthracite plus a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Satin Clear Sealer to create a chic fireplace with marbled effect. This instantly modernises the lounge with a stylish touch. To complete the look, a mirror, which was found at a car boot sale, was also given a new lease of life with a base coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite and a top coat of Chalk White then lightly distressed to create a shabby chic look.
Anna Sanpruch has upcycled a dark wood sideboard and created a beautiful piece of furniture with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Bramwell and a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear. Painting the main body of the unit really brightens up a once dark piece of furniture and the sanded finish of the top gives it a rustic, chic feel.
Sian Morgan has given a plain sideboard a new lease of life using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and Graphite with a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear. With the smooth wooden top and distressed body this has created a fab but functional toy storage unit.
Evelina Rapecko has completely transformed her dated kitchen by painting the units in Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Slate and changing the handles and worktops. This kitchen makeover has been a great success and is now bang on trend.
Gary Mclellan took an old dark wooden desk and created a stylish shabby chic piece using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave, Bramwell and Antique White. Heavy distressing and the colour combination complement each other perfectly to give a cool and sophisticated feel to the study area.
Katrina Crate has created a Japanese Tea House in her garden and to ensure she had the perfect furniture to match she has used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Spray Paint in Cherry Red and Black to paint three coffee tables. The gloss finish matches the Japanese ceramics beautifully and the coffee tables really tie the theme together.
Shaunna Ward took a charity shop find chest of drawers and made it the focal point of her living room using Rust-Oleum Surface Primer, Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Craft Enamel in Buttercup Yellow and a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear. This a great way to inject a fun pop of colour into any room and really gives the piece a vintage look.
Paul Waldron used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey to update an old sideboard with a dark wood finish and to create a stylish shabby chic effect. The Winter Grey really lightens the unit and gives it a fresh appearance along with the sanded top.
Simon Troke has taken a plain display cabinet and revamped its look to give it a bespoke finish with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite and Anthracite, sealing the look with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear. The addition of the book patterned paper inside and the distressed shelves add extra detailing to further add a personal touch to Simon’s rich decor.
David Ford inherited an old telephone table and very skilfully repurposed it into a beautiful chest of drawers with a handmade pine top that he personally routed and French polished. This look was achieved with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite, which really helps to bring the furniture to life, giving it a fresh look and purpose.