Refresh an old suitcase with a cool new retro look.
Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Herring - Project 15
You will need: Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat Resene testpots in Resene Dark Side, Resene Celebrate and Resene Alabaster. Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer Sandpaper Testpot and detail brushes.
Tips and tricks: This revamped suitcase is ideal for office storage, or as an art feature in its own right somewhere in the home! You could even take it one step further and turn it into a seat or a table.
Upcycling for Good
You can find a huge range of treasures, from ornaments and picture frames, to furniture and toys at your local Salvation Army store that you can easily upcycle with a little Resene paint and some imagination.
"Our Family Stores are full of treasures generously donated by members of the public. We value these donations and try our hardest to re-purpose and sell as much as possible. We’re all about re-using and recycling, so teaming up with Resene on Upcycling for Good was a perfect match. Resene’s products and tips are a natural fit with our pre-loved furniture and accessories, which are usually great quality but could sometimes do with a lick of paint to ensure they fly off the shelves.
Each year, nationally, our stores save 16,000 tonnes from landfill. This initiative increases the value of the donated product, improves the range of goods for our customers, and furthers The Salvation Army’s mission and Resene’s community activity.” Gareth Marshall, The Salvation Army's National Family Store Manager.