Many people who upcycle using paint do large furniture items, however there are a lot of smaller items around your home you can transform too.
Some of my favourite projects are small pieces I've either already had or that I have picked up at a charity store for very little cost.
These two glass candleholders cost me .50 cents each at a secondhand store. With layers of paint, and
texture (created using my brush), and a little gilding wax they came up beautifully.
This large mirror was one we had at home that needed modernising. With one generous coat
of Mocha paint and white wax applied straight over the top, this really looks beautiful in our
A cute little pine table from an opportunity store for just $10, this project was fun. With layers, texture,
and a secret ingredient, this rustic technique is one I teach in my Rustic Paint Workshop(online or
in our studio).
4. Wooden Knife Block
Again a charity store find, this little block was just $2 and took about 10 minutes to transform using the
smooth distressed finish taught in Painting Workshops (online or in our studio).
5. Rustic Tray
A very untidy and very old serving tray could have been given up for the trash, but with the rustic
painting technique applied, it's as good as new, and completely on trend.