Update an old bedside cabinet while keeping its character.
Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Herring - Project 21
You will need: Sandpaper, Testpot brushes, Painter’s masking tape, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene testpots in Resene Vanilla Ice and Resene Turkish Delight, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Pearl Lusta.
Tips and tricks: Sometimes when upcycling an old item, it’s important to recognise the value in retaining some of the original detail and in some cases taking inspiration from them. In this case, this bedside cabinet has had a fresh update while still retaining its charm, and the chosen new colours work well with the original features.
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.
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