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As overwhelming numbers of entries come in each month, we are amazed by the gorgeous transformations and ingenious upcycles. With so many creative projects it made it a tough task to choose our favourites, 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 Jessica Wood who has completely transformed her dated staircase by painting the bannister and skirting boards in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Flint with a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer in Clear. With the addition of the bold striped carpet, the monochrome makeover in Jessica’s hallway is now bang on trend.
Thereasa Ellmers has given a charity shop bargain cupboard at £35, a new lease of life with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey. This stand-alone cupboard is a great way to increase storage in the kitchen and looks fantastic.
Nancy Burdikin found her jewellery box in a charity shop for £3 and has repurposed it into a sewing box with the help of Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Teal. Adding a pincushion in a bright patterned creates a contrast that works wonderfully to finish off the project.
Tracey Burnell decided to transform an old charity shop bedside cabinet, into a country cottage style piece with distressed shabby chic edges. She used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey, to beautifully upcycle the cabinet and to finish added a protective finish of Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer in Clear.
Sarah Fleming has instantly modernized this once-plain chest of drawers with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey, Powder Blue and Ink Blue with a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer, Clear. Painting the drawers different colours is a great way to create a unique piece of furniture that can complement a room’s colour scheme or make a contrasting statement.
Hazel Hurst found an old, broken brass chandelier abandoned in a bin — after taking it home and stripping out the wires, she used Rust-Oleum Natural Effects in Cast Iron to help complete her ingenious upcycle. Having fitted solar lights, this chandelier has been repurposed into a bespoke outside light for her garden.
Tracey Pollock took her dark bedroom furniture and brightened them up with a coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White. This instantly gives her bedroom a cosy, shabby chic feel, especially with the complementary soft floral furnishings.
Rafal Kocik has renovated an old, damaged shoe cabinet by fitting a new solid wood top and painting the base with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, Sage Green. This upcycle is amazing and the change of handles makes it almost unrecognisable.
Victoria Thorpe charmingly upcycled her dark wood coffee table using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite with a protective coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear. The tabletop was sanded down and restored to the original wood finish with the painted base, making this piece chic and stylish. The addition of a new handle is the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful, rustic renovation.