The judges have cast their votes and the results are in for this month’s ‘Make It Yours’ competition. A very high standard of entries this month and a very close run contest. Shame there can only be one £250 first prize winner, there are so many potential winners this month!
Stacey Meikle scooped first prize who put two pieces of scrap furniture together and painted them with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint to create a beautiful kitchen dresser.
Stacey explains “It is a side board and hanging kitchen unit which I put together to look like a kitchen dresser – both were savvy finds at a car boot fair and I had always intended to do it up but never got round to it until now – parts of the unit are not even real wood but now you would never be able to tell. I love it so much now I have done it up
Anna Wycliffe-Jones has updated an old table and chairs to match in with her new decor. She painted them in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White and Duck Egg and distressed the paint work to expose the wood beneath. She says they look great in their new location and really brightens up the space.
Debbie Carmichael has beautifully transformed a dated table and chairs with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White. Sanding the top back to the original wood and reupholstering the chair cushions adds the finishing touches.
Teresa Fuller has brought back to life a tired old china cabinet she sourced from a hospice charity shop. Painting it with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint Belgrave she gave it a pop of colour whilst also tying it in with the patterned wallpaper used on the back internal panel.
Derek Bates purchased tow antique chairs from a house clearance and transformed them using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch White Satin. Fully spray painting the chairs and reupholstering the seat cushions has updated their look to current trends.
Viv Young has updated an old victorian scuttle with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave and added decoupage details with antique postcards. After a light distressing the piece is complete and unrecognisable from its former self.
Tim Hales has created a work of art with a selection of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 20ml brush paints.
Kitty Tsui has updated both a display cabinet and a table and chairs with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream and Bramwell. To tie the pieces together she added rose decoupage to both pieces and sealed with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax.
Louise Gregory transformed a drab bar table that was destined for the skip, with a splash of colour from Painter’s Touch and some retro disney comics to decoupage the top. It now sits as a main focus in Louise’s living room with a retro Mickey Mouse phone to match, bringing both the table and the comics back to life.
BJ Norman has very cleverly created a wood paint effect by layering and sanding back Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Anthracite and Cocoa. The finished effect was sealed with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax and the outcome is amazing.
Sarah Turner’s first up cycling project was born from a charity shop find that inspired her to create something unique. She painted her small table first in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg, then very skilfully hand painted a scene from Alice in Wonderland to the top surface. Finishing with some red hearts down the carved legs, Sarah’s first up cycle is a triumph.