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Storage projects

A collection of DIY storage projects to try at home

Resene has joined forces with local designers and magazines to provide a large variety of storage projects to try. New projects are being added in every month showcasing the latest colours, trends and decorating ideas. Each project has illustrated step by step instructions to follow.

Storage shelves

Storage shelves
It’s easy to create these handy shelving unit using some plywood...

Hooked on colour

Hooked on colour
Stylist Melissa Marriott creates a cute coat rack for a kid’s bedroom...

Create a clothes rack

Hang it high
Turn a tired old ladder into a stylish clothes rack...

Creative clay trinkets in shades of green

Bowled over
Make stunning sets of trinket trays simply using baking clay...

Update your bedside table with a coat of paint and wallpaper lined drawers

Take sides
Three clever ways to transform a simple wooden bedside table...

Father’s Day tool box

Father’s Day tool box
Create a toolbox for Dad and fill it with his favourite treats this Father’s Day...

Refresh an old cabinet

Refresh an old cabinet
Don’t throw away an old tired cabinet. Refresh it with a new paint finish...

DIY striped cabinet

DIY striped cabinet
Turn a boring old piece of furniture into a colourful feature...

DIY hutch dresser

DIY hutch dresser
Rejuvenate or refresh an old piece of furniture with Resene Wallpaper...

DIY paint splat drawers

DIY paint splat drawers
Give a set of drawers a new look with this fun-to-create paint splat finish...

Geometric painted drawers

Geometric painted drawers
Upcycle an old set of drawers with a geometric pattern...

Making garden storage stylish

Spruce up your shed
Melissa Marriott brings order and style to garden storage...

Smart storage

Smart storage
Keep your entrance clean and organised with a mini mud room...

Art inspired shelving storage

The art of storage
Paint vintage drawers to create useful display shelves...

Upcycle drawers to make an kitchen island

Island magic
Create a chic kitchen island from a tired chest of drawers...

How to build a stylish benchseat

Bench seat on a budget
Transform a simple bookcase into a stylish seat with heaps of extra storage...

Lego drawers

Lego drawers
Turn an old set of drawers into a Lego lover’s dream storage space...

Wood stained sideboard

Wood stained sideboard
Turn a plain sideboard into a wooden feature with a palette of wood stains...

Make a driftwood ladder for your bathroom

Driftwood ladder
Make a beach inspired towel ladder from reclaimed driftwood...

Make a wooden makeup holder

Makeup holder
Get creative with wooden blocks and make a makeup holder...

Make mountain style coathooks

Mountain coat hooks
Make coat hooks in a mountain shaped design for your hall or room...

Make bowls to keep your trinkets in

Trinket keepers
Keep tiny bits and bobs organised with these adorable little bowls...

Crafted containers for many uses

Textural tumblers
These artfully crafted vessels have heaps of uses. Simple and on-trend...

Make a colourfull wooden pencil holder

Pencil holder
Make a colourful pencil holder with wood blocks painted in creative patterns...

Decorate floating shelves

Paint floating shelves
Floating shelves are a clever way to add flair to your wall...

Paint cane and wicker laundry basket

Laundry love
Banish plastic and add style with painted cane and wicker baskets...

Make an hanging shelf

Make a hanging shelf
A hanging shelf is an elegant alternative to a night stand...

Build a loft dresser

Build a loft dresser
This loft-style dresser is both stylish and easy to make yourself...

Build a desk organiser
Keep your desktop clutter free with this clever DIY desk organiser....

Make a childs toybox

Make a toy box
This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys...

Build a magazine rack

How to build a magazine rack
Looking for a way to keep your collection of beloved magazines tidy?...

Paint a teenager's bookshelf

Paint a teenager's bookshelf
Using just paint and wallpaper, transform boring shelves into...

Paint your old jars

Upcycling jars
If you’ve been holding onto a few hoping for an inspiring project...

Make a moroccan stencil

Moroccan stencil pattern
Bring a piece of Morocco into your home with this easy pattern DIY...

DIY beauty jars

DIY beauty jars
Make pretty jars to store your beauty products...

DIY ombre storage basket

DIY ombre storage basket
Autumn colours have inspired this easy ombre basket...

Painted jewellery bowl

Pretty jewellery bowl
Old wooden bowls are perfect for storing your jewellery...

Painted spice jars

Stylish spice jars
Spice up your kitchen bench with these stylish labelled jars...

Make your earring stand display

Statement earring stand
Create your own DIY earring stand so you can enjoy them...

Paint your toolbox with a triangle pattern

Freshen up your toolbox with paint
Hit the snooze button on boring old toolboxes and trick yours up...

Wallper tins for storage of pens on your desk

Pretty pen pots
Here’s a quick way to turn them into something pretty – pen pots...

Paint a cabinet inside for a colourful suprise

Open sesame
Bring a humble wooden cabinet to life with this zingy, inside-out surprise...

Create a new shelf from an old drawer

Drawer shelf
Learn how to create a shelf from an old drawer...

Make a wine glass holder from a rake head

Wine glass holder
Learn how to make a wine glass holder from a rake head...

Build a storage crate

Storage crate
Learn how to make a storage crate with these step-by-step instructions...

Make a pegboard

The hole shebang
Dream up a gorgeous colour scheme for this pegboard then style away...

Repaint an old cabinet and add castor wheels

Back from black
Transform a basic cabinet using four simple steps...

The clear choice

The clear choice
Banish plastic from your pantry with these cleverly labelled containers...

Geometric pattern for a set of drawers

Geometric drawers
Upcycling? Choose a colour palette with the Resene colour generator...

Paint a retro mural on a sideboard

Landscape sideboard
Use the New Zealand landscape to create a statement piece...

Key and dogleash hooks

Key & dog leash hooks
Use wood panels to make hooks for your keys and dog leash...

Print birds and bugs on bags

Stamped cloth bags
Decorate your own cloth bags with these trendy prints...

Paint a cross stitch patterned drawers

Cross stitch drawers
Paint a pretty cross stitch embroidery pattern on a set of drawers...

Paint a trinket box

Trinket box
Make this little gem for storing your own jewellery...

Key hanger

Key hanger
It’s easy to create this handy key hanger from plywood and cup hooks...

Mug shelf

Mug shelf
Build this mini mug shelf in a few hours and use two Resene paint stirrers...

Paint an iron fence

Storage box
Build this handy MDF storage box with an instant chalkboard label...

Wine bottle rack made from recycled paint cans

Wine bottle rack
Go green and recycle your old Resene paint tins into this fabulous wine rack...

Laundry box

Laundry box
Make this handy laundry box from a cardboard ‘Disbin’...

Playground storage unit

Playground storage unit
Build this easy to build storage unit and brighten up the kids playroom...

Paint a wooden trolley/cart

Wooden trolley
Take an old wooden trolley and give it a new look with metallic paint...

Paint a tallboy

Colour pop tallboy
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular...

Paint a design on a wooden box

Paint on a crate
Think of this project as an opportunity to paint mindfully...

Outdoor storage

Outdoor storage
A handy and easy to make storage box for all those bits and pieces...

Outdoor storage box to make

Boxing clever
This cool multi-purpose trunk is finished in timber stains...

Customise your office space

Home office
Get organised this year with these handy storage ideas...

How to make your own odd socks board

Odd socks board
If mismatched socks seem to be a thing in your household, here's a clever way...

A place for everything

A place for everything
There’s a place for everything when it comes to kids’ bits and pieces...

Paint a retro sideboard in a geometric pattern

Geo revival sideboard
Revive an old sideboard with a striking, contemporary design...

Ombre-effect shelves

Sunrise shelf
Display your prettiest items on these ombre-effect shelves...

In the pink - kitchen transformation

In the pink
A dull kitchen is transformed with a simple one, two, three...

Box organisers

Organised chaos
Creative play is essential for kids, but keep their bits and bobs in order...

Ombre effect on furniture

Ombre style
Use this trendy colour-blending effect to go from girly to glam...

Display it

Display it
Embracing the clean and subtle shades of neutral...

Turn an old wooden ladder into a fabulous shelving unit

Ladder shelving
Turn an old wooden ladder into a fabulous shelving unit...

Build these whitewashed garden shelves

Whitewashed shelves
Build this simple garden shelving unit and finish it off with...

Make this white wooden cool storage box

White wooden box
Create a cool storage box with sliding lid from plywood and finish it off with...

Storage box

Storage box
Turn a wooden box into a simple stylish storage solution...

MDF bookcase

MDF bookcase
Change a bookcase into an elegant piece of furniture...

Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl
Transform an old wooden bowl with Resene Colorwood natural wood...

Wallmounted fitted shelves

Shelve it
Maximise that awkward corner with wallmounted fitted shelves...

Organise your kitchen with storage jars

Get organised
An easy organisational idea with these handmade storage jars...

Make pallet style shelves

Suit your shelf
How to make rustic wooden pallet-style bookshelves...

Upcycling an old bar fridge

Twisting by the pool
An old bar fridge gets souped up with wheels and shiny new paint job...

How to build a toy chest

Build a toy chest
Full step-by-step instructions for building a toy chest...

Cupboards of calm

Cupboards of calm
Transform the inside of your cupboards with some paint and colour...

Paint kitchen cabinets

Kitchen unit
Give your old kitchen units a new lease of life...

Makeover an old picnic basket

Crafty makeover
Reinvent a sad old picnic basket as a snazzy new sewing case...

Cabinet makeover

Cabinet makeover
Breathing new life into an old wooden cabinet...

Revamp an open wardrobe

Revamp a wardrobe
Cut visual clutter and give tired shelves new life...

Create shelves from crates

Crate mates - shelves
Learn how to build these shelves with these step-by-step instructions...

How to build a storage cube

Build a storage cube
Making your own storage cube is made easy with our step-by-step guide...

Paint bedside cabinet

Diy kidz - bedside cabinet
Give your plain bedside cabinet a makeover using your favourite images...

Hanging rack

Hanging rack
Upcycle an old cooling tray, by giving it a light sanding and brush...

Kids toy boxes

Kids toy boxes
Breathe new life into nail boxes with the Resene KidzColour range...

Box it up

Box it up
Turn scrap wood into box frames to store small treasures and indoor plants...

Convert an old wooden ladder to nifty shelves

Step it up!
A splash of red transforms a rumpty old ladder into shelves...


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