Saturday, 1 November 2014

DIY / Upcycling: A Shoerack

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The saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" has yet again been proved by yours truly.

I visited my mother the other day and as I rolled up the drive I noticed her neighbour had left out an old, wooden shoe rack with their rubbish.

It was still fully-functioning but just didn't look too great, so feeling sorry for it I took it into my mother's garden and spruced it up within an hour.




As you know I am currently very in love with the Rustoleum Chalk Paints I have been testing out, so this time I went for the 'Clotted Cream' shade and added 'Dusky Pink' to a couple of the bars just to make it a little unique.

No sanding down or preparation was needed due to chalk paint being absolutely amazing, and I sealed it with Rustoleum Clear Sealant.



I like the finished piece, although my sister isn't a fan of the pink bits. It did look good when it was plain cream too, but I wanted to experiment with the block colour effect a bit.

It now lives in my mother's porch and I feel happy that it wasn't just dumped at the local tip. If we spent more time upcycling our old furniture rather than buying new, could you imagine how much less landfill there would be?

I was provided with Rustoleum products to test. No payment was received and all opinions are honest and my own.

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5 comments :

  1. Fabulous result! I love upcycling but you do need the time.

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  2. It's much better than the dreaded orange wood. Paints are so amazing nowadays, all you need is a little imagination.

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  3. Another good result, we do seem to just chuck things out these days. If reall o nt have a need for mfrntre I always give it to one of the local charity shops who also collect if the item(s) is too large to carry.

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