Habitat for Humanity GTA Restore & Fall Home Show Upcycle Challenge with Fat Paint

Disclaimer: This post is kindly sponsored by FAT Paint, however all reviews and opinions are my own. Thank you to the sponsors and partners that make Florals & Teacups happen!

Back in the summer, I was asked to join the Habitat for Humanity GTA Restore Upcycle Challenge at the Toronto Fall Home Show. I was excited to get to work on a DIY Upcycle project inspired by the runway. My inspiration was macrame pieces, and I got to work coming up with something different to make.


My original piece was two glass doors. I immediately knew I could make a room divider with them and got to work! I’ve been meaning to use and work with the FAT Paint Company for a while now, so when I let them know about the project and the challenge, they wanted to help me out! I used FAT Paint’s Warm White (their best seller!) and created a rustic, farmhouse style piece.

FAT Paint is a chalk style paint that is made in Canada. The chalk style gives it a rustic, matte look that looks awesome with, or without their wax coat. The wax coat is great for long-lasting coverage and keeping your piece safe! While I didn’t destress this piece, FAT Paint is known for making it easy to create a weathered look, which is perfect for any farmhouse inspired project. Stay tuned for more projects using FAT Paint, I can’t wait to see what I come up with next!

While I did not win the grand prize, I am happy with the outcome of the project! You can purchase the piece at the Habitat for Humanity GTA Restore’s East York location, with the proceeds going back to Habitat for Humanity GTA.

Check out the video to see the process, learn more about FAT Paint, and see the final outcome!


  • I love the way it turned out! So pretty 🙂

  • Wife Sense

    Never would have thought to combine macrame with a room divider – very creative display piece!

  • Ahhh! I love it! You did such a great job! <3

  • Wow, it looks awesome! Such a beautiful DIY.

  • I love doing DIY’s and this turned out so awesome.