We competition have loved looking through all of your upcycling projects and furniture transformations, as always they were all brilliant made our job of picking the winners all the more difficult. 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 Caroline Totton who has beautifully renovated a large dining room table and six chairs using Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint. Each chair was painted a different colour, using Mustard, Belgrave, Sage Green, Dusky Pink and Graphite and lightly sanded to give a distressed finish. The large table was painted in Antique White and also distressed to match, creating a stunning overall effect. Caroline has now got a totally unique dining set that looks fabulous in her home.
Andrea Shaw has cleverly turned a £6 car boot sale find into a functional games table for her husband and son. She achieved this by first fully painting the table legs with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Clotted Cream, then masking a chessboard design to the top of the table and painting this with Clotted Cream also. The finished table was then given a protective coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax to finish. A great idea for a bargain find.
Angela Lee has updated two pieces of her furniture that she no longer liked the colour of and has given them a new lease of life with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint. The two beautifully carved pieces have both been painted in Antique White, to which Angela added a little purple paint to create her own bespoke shade. To finish she then waxed the table and mirror with gold furniture wax to give it an antique shabby-chic look.
Clair Wong has taken an old cabinet in need of woodworm treatment and some TLC and brought it right up to date. She painted the piece in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint Anthracite and waxed the paintwork to finish with clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. The addition of the original gold handles back on to the piece perfectly finishes it off.
Elizabeth Cooke inherited a dark wood welsh dresser for her new home, but it unfortunately didn’t match in with her light modern décor so she decided to try out Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint for the first time. She painted the dresser in Bramwell and was really pleased with the coverage so finished the paintwork with a coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax to ensure the surfaces were durable. Elizabeth says the dresser now takes pride of place in her dining room and has received many compliments from visitors.
Kinga Budzinska has taken a retro brown and white dresser and totally personalised it with a splash of colour from Rust-Oleum’s Chalky Finish Furniture Paint range. She used Belgrave on the cupboard and drawer fronts and has left the top surface the wood effect for contrast. This piece is now bang up to date and looks great with Kinga’s decor.
Enrica Sciuto has updated two besides tables and a chest of drawers, totally transforming them from their former selves. She kept the wooden tops as they were and painted just the frame and drawer fronts in Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint Antique White, using a roller to achieve a flawless finish. To complete the transformation she renewed the handles with some attractive ceramic knobs.
Steven Saunders has updated two pine bedside tables that had become sun bleached and no longer matched in colour. He achieved this by sanding the varnish from both top surfaces then giving the rest of the cabinets a coat of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Winter Grey. To finish he protected the paintwork with a coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax and replaced the handles to match the sanded top surfaces, tying in the new look.
Nicola French has ingeniously created a shelving unit using an old ladder and planks of wood. She began by painting the old ladders with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White and then sealed the paintwork with a coat of clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. To complete the shelving unit she cut the planks of wood down to size and stained them. A great idea and up cycling project.
Rebecca Weekes has transformed a stunning carved Indian style table, with just a simple colour change. She began by first spraying the table with Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold spray paint then overlaying the colour with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White. She applied the chalky paint with a roller, lightly applying the paint so that it didn’t seep into the carved areas and obscure the gold base. By doing this she achieved a distressed look without having to do any sanding, a great technique.
Zivile Kucinskiene wanted to purchase a French Trumeau mirror but found that the prices of them were very high so she decided to create one herself. Constructed from scratch with just a cut of wood and some wooden moldings, she painted it with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Chalk White. Because of Zivile’s innovation she now has a totally bespoke and unique mirror.