Give an old laundry basket new purpose by upcycling it into a cute and quirky pet basket.
Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Herring - Project 51
You will need: Hand saw or coping saw, small plastic cable ties (black), Resene testpots - Sarah chose 3 Resene Noir testpots and 1 Resene Charlotte testpot, Resene Blackboard Paint, testpot brushes, chalk, a small piece of sandpaper, small piece of balsa wood.
Top tip: Use this as a family project and get young and old involved. Try using Resene FX Metallic testpots for extra bling.
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.