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Desk job

Create your own groovy desk tidy using a few cardboard containers and a couple of Resene testpots.

Desk job - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 37

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: A paper cup, A shoebox lid, A small cardboardbox, 3 cardboard tubes, PVA glue, Paintbrushes, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene testpots of Resene California and Resene Lochmara

Top tip: To avoid any mishaps, don’t move or paint your desk tidy until the glue has properly dried (overnight is best).

Here's another idea: Use testpots of Resene Alabaster and Resene Havoc to create a cool red and white desk tidy.

Create a desk tidy
Desk job

Create a red and white desk tidy Another idea: Red and white

Step 1
Step one
Turn the shoe box lid upside down and fix the cardboard tubes, paper cup and small cardboard box into position using the PVA glue, as shown. Let the glue dry thoroughly.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the desk tidy with one coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, and leave for about one hour to dry
Step 3
Step three
Paint the inside of the shoe box lid, cardboard tubes, paper cup and small cardboard box with two coats of Resene California, as shown - leave about two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the outside of the shoe box lid, cardboard tubes, paper cup and small cardboard box with two coats of Resene Lochmara. Once it’s dry, grab your pens and pencils and get organising!

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