Thanks once again to everyone who entered “Show Us Your Stuff” during April. It was a really tough month to judge with a record number of entries and some really imaginative projects!
Our congratulations go out to Toni Sidonio the winner of our April competition. Toni transformed an old tea trolley with a fun, vintage tea-time theme and has won £250 for her shabby chic creation!
Toni used three types of Rust-Oleum spray paint to revive her tired old tea trolley. She firstly used Rust-Oleum Surface Primer in White and then sprayed over the trolley trays with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in White (Matt) spray. When this had dried she cut out paper doilies and arranged them in a pattern on the surface of the trolley. Once she was pleased with the design she lightly fixed them in place with spray adhesive and then applied a top colour (Painter’s Touch in Candy Pink Satin). When the last coat was completely dry she removed the doilies that had acted as a stencil creating a permanent doily-pattern effect on the trolley which is wipe-able.
Toni advises that this was her first ever project using spray paint, and reveals that she is thrilled with the results.
We thought the use of paper doilies as a stencil was a brilliant idea, and it gave her project a unique finish that we can’t wait to try ourselves! And it just goes to show that spray painting can be attempted by anyone – even if, like Toni, you’ve never done it before!
The full list of winners is:
Toni Sidonio (Winner – Tea trolley)
We hope the photographs of our winning entries will inspire you to have a go at spray painting something yourself! And if you do – don’t forget to take a photo of it and upload it here to enter our competition. It will be running until 31st December, 2012 and offers an opportunity to win £250 or one of ten runners-up prizes. Terms and conditions apply.