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Weekend projects

Wanting to tackle a project at your place but only have a weekend to spare? Resene has joined forces with local designers and magazines to provide a large variety of projects and crafts — everything from outdoor projects, furniture refinishing, interior decorating to art or custom painted items. New projects are being added in every month showcasing the latest colours, trends and decorating ideas.

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Designer DIY and DIY hacks - project ideas and inspiration from local designers

Make a crackle effect on a plant pot for your plants.
Snap, crackle, pot!

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look... more
Make a rustic house number with potted plant
Rustic house number

Use timber offcuts and some creativity to make a rustic house number sign... more
Paint a wooden trolley/cart
Wooden trolley

Take an old wooden trolley and give it a new look with metallic paint... more
Paint rocking chair and give it a new lease of life
Rocking chair refresh

Refresh and restore an old rocking chair with a simple new look... more
Paint cane baskets with your kids
Paint a cute cane basket

Bring some ordinary storage baskets to life using a few testpots... more
Paint a produce bag
Paint your own produce bags

Personalise your reusable produce bags by stamping... more
Make an wall hanging
Creative wall hangings

Everyone loves a Kmart hack, and these circular-shaped wire... more
Easter centerpiece
Easy Easter centrepiece

Use tonal paint trends to create a dreamy, decorative Easter... more
Summer hats
Customised summer hats

Try adding on-trend colour to a simple straw sun hat... more
Word art
Spell out a sign

Make your own unique wall art and spell out a fun message!.. more
Paint a tallboy
Colour pop tallboy

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular... more
Paint an arty pattern on a printed artwork
Personalise a print!

Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print... more
Paint a design on a wooden box
Paint on a crate

Think of this project as an opportunity to paint mindfully... more
Painted coat hanger art
Painted coat hanger art

Paint coat hangers to display your own abstract art... more
Photo booth
Make a photo booth

Perfect for baby showers, hen’s parties, kid’s birthdays and more... view

Nadia magazine - DIY projects

Upcycle a  table into an bedside cabinet
A cut above the rest

Give a table a chance and it will happily deliver a big lift to your bedroom... more
Stencil a tote bag
It’s in the bag

Transform a plain bag into a summery tote with this pretty motif... more
Paint a bedroom headboard
Out of the woods

Relax into the festive season by fashioning festive candleholders... more
Make a side table
A spot to relax

Create your own little haven of calm by teaming a comfy seat... more
Paint a bedroom headboard
Underneath the arches

The graceful curves and soothing tones of this easy-to-make headboard set the scene... more
Paint a cabinet inside for a colourful suprise
Open sesame

Bring a humble wooden cabinet to life with this zingy, inside-out surprise... more
Make a pegboard
The hole shebang

Dream up a gorgeous colour scheme for this pegboard then style away... more
Painted serving boards
Brilliant boards

Transform plain serving boards into pastel-toned works of art with a few pots of paint... more
Ombre-effect shelves
Sunrise shelf

Display your prettiest items on these ombre-effect shelves and enjoy a beautiful sunrise... more
Magnetic chalk board
Chalk it up

Combine a chalk calendar with a nifty magnetic board to keep the whole family on track and on time... more
Paint a letter
A types

Whether you choose your own initial, create a family monogram or come up with something... more
Box organisers
Organised chaos

Creative play is essential for kids, but keeping their bits and bobs in order is essential for you... more
Stylish planter box
Get your greens

We’ve given this wooden planter box a new lease of life with a stylish Resene paint finish and a bounty of fresh... view
Wooden stool
Creative vision

Here we’ve turned a plain wooden stool into an eye-catching outdoor essential with nothing but a lick... view
DIY Bird Feeter
A bird in the hand

This DIY bird feeder is a cinch to construct and looks lovely with a lick of Resene paint and wood stain... view
Potted colour
Potted colour

Transform a plain concrete planter into an eye-catching work of modern art and bring nature... view

Nadia's Journal - articles, ideas, projects

Build and paint a bird feeder
Singing for their supper

Build a bird feeder in cheerful colours to attract some feathered friends... view
Paint a beehive
Hive of activity

Give bees their sweetest life ever with a healthy and colourful home... view
Build an open pantry for your neighbourhood
Open pantries, open hearts

Here’s a fantastic way to feed body and soul, and create community... view
8 things every chicken coop needs
Meet marvellous Marvin

Say hello to Marvin, my little buddy and the very first chick I hatched. 8 things every chicken coop needs... view
Colourful plant pot gifts
Top of the pots

'Tis the season for gardening and for gifting; here's a colourful way to combine both... view

Thrive magazine - sustainable project ideas

Paint woven bags to create one of a kind holdalls
Make it yours

Pompoms and paint turn inexpensive woven bags into one-of-a kind holdalls... more
Painterly pillows
Painterly pillows

Upcycle old pillowcases to create a set of colourful on-trend cushion covers... more
Art inspired shelving storage
The art of storage

Paint vintage drawers to create useful display shelves that double as a work of art... more
Upcycle drawers to make an kitchen island
Island magic

Create a chic kitchen island from a tired chest of drawers... more

Your Home and Garden - latest projects and DIY tips

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

Our DIY expert Nikki Kettle shows us three clever ways to transform a simple wooden bedside table... more
Make an advent calendar house
Fun house

Enjoy the thrill of the Christmas countdown with a DIY advent calendar that’s choc-filled with festive activities... more
Painting a mural
Paint the town

Walls looking a bit bare? Take a leaf out of Nikki Kettle’s book and paint a show-stopping mural... more

Your Home and Garden - powder rooms

View the finalists and winner of the Your Home and Garden and Resene Powder Room Awards

True blue

The winner of the Resene Powder Room Awards 2021 revels in effortless glam... more
Brave heart - a fun bathroom
Brave heart

There are no white walls in this power room - even the ceiling called for colour... more
A chic powder room
Modern love

A chic little powder room leaves a lasting impression on guests... more
A dramatic bathroom
Bold moves

A dramatic powder room that was designed to provoke discussion... more
 Moody blue powder room
Blue mood

All eyes are on this glam powder room, which embraces its dark and moody setting... more
Tropical Escape powder room
Tropical escape

A small powder room with an exotic rainforest vibe... more

Woman magazine - Craft ideas with Resene

Black and white table setting
Set the tone

You can’t go wrong with black and white, and this bold table setting... more
Light the way
Light the way

Give your decor a twist with some two-toned clay candle holders... more
Tray chic
Tray chic

Repurpose an old picture frame and serve up a message of love this Mother’s Day... more
Make magnetic frames for your artwork
Hang it up

Magnetic frames make it easy to change what’s on display... more
Wood plant stand, painted pots
Stand out

Keep your houseplants on trend with colourful pots and timber frames... more
Festive tablecloth and decorations
Festive foliage

Make a leaf-printed tablecloth and the perfect hand-painted decoration... more
Terracotta bud vases

Take on the terracotta trend and sculpt a unique floral feature... more
Kiwiana artwork
Tui cute

Adorn your home with your very own piece of Kiwiana artwork... more

Woman's Day magazine - Painting three ways projects

Halloween crafts & games
Halloween ideas

Have fun with family with these colourful halloween ideas... more
Make outdoor games, kubb, noughts and crosses and yardzee
Outdoor games

Take the fun outside with these great lawn game ideas... more
Make fathers day gifts
Fathers day gifts

Make your own gifts for Dad’s special day with these playful ideas... more
Doormat, placemats and keyring
Welcome home

Make your house a home this winter with these welcoming ideas... more
Matariki star craft project
Matariki stars

Add sparkle to your home this Matariki with these magical ideas... more
Paint mothers day gifts
Making mother’s day

Add a burst of joy to Mum’s special day with these playful ideas... more
Easter vases, chicks and storage jars
Easter treasures

Dust some magic over your Easter with these charming ideas... more
Make plant tags, striped coasters and candle cans.
Summer socialising

Add a splash of style to your parties this summer with these fun ideas... more
Make wooden cactus hooks, beaded keyrings and calendar blocks
Colourful craft

Throw some summer colour into your homes with these cool ideas... more
School holidy crafts
School holiday craft

How to splash some colour around our homes these holidays... more
Springtime crafts
Springtime craft

Brighten up your life and home with these fun craft ideas... more
Easter treats
Easter treats

Get creative with these egg-cellent craft ideas... more
Striped crafts for your holidays
For Waitangi Day

Simple stripes create stunning results with these great craft ideas... more
Spring projects - flowers, vege markers, painted pots
Christmas crafts

Make some festive cheer with these simple yet magical crafts... more
Spring projects - flowers, vege markers, painted pots
Celebrate the season

Spring into action with these blooming lovely ideas... more
Painted ice block hooks, platters and stones
School holiday craft

How to splash some colour around our homes and gardens... more
Upcycling for school holidays
School holiday craft

Give your kids’ imaginations a workout with these down-to-earth ideas... more
Upcycling for winter
Upcycling for winter

Repurpose common items at home with these crafty ideas... more
Make easter treats for easter fun.
An easter hunt

Make Easter fun with these crafty ideas from Emily Somerville-Ryan... more
Make summer crafts - jars, canisters and salad servers.
Summer craft

A summery lift with fun fruity homewares and paint inspiration... more
Painting three ways.
This Christmas

This Christmas, add some cheer to your home with these crafty ideas... more

Australian Women's Weekly - Craft with Resene projects

Memory game
Mind games

This matching pairs memory game is great for brain-training... more
Make stylish artwork
Shape shifter

Create one-of-a-kind artwork that’s inexpensive, eye-catching... more
Easter decorations.
A sweet wreath

Decorate your house for Easter with this cute wreath... more
Make bowls to keep your trinkets in.
Trinket keepers

Keep tiny bits and bobs organised with these adorable little bowls... more
Display your photos
Picture this

These versatile holders can be used to display favourite photos... more
Make words that have meaning to you and your family
Love letters

Make words that have meaning to you and your family... more
Crafted containers for many uses
Textural tumblers

These artfully crafted vessels have heaps of uses. Simple and on-trend... more
Make eggs with paper cutouts and bunny ears
Eggs & bunny ears

Choose pretty paper to make découpage eggs and bunny ear napkins... more
Make an cake stand
Take a stand

Make a pastel-hued cake stand for a display of Easter treats... more
Make a birdfeeder for your garden

Be entertained by birds enticed to your garden bird feeder... more
Paint wallpaper to make designer gift wrap
Wrapped in style

Create elegantly adorned gifts in classic black and white... more
Make a santa sack for your christmas
Santa’s family

These super-cute figures can be used to create a Christmas scene... more
Make a santa sack for your christmas
Special delivery

Create a family tradition for your children or grandchildren... more
Make a christmas nook
Winter wonderland

Create an adorable winter-themed nook with a snowy feel... more
Make table coasters and placemats
Set the scene

Create a Christmas table with a lovingly handmade feel... more
Make a christmas advent calendar
The big build-up

Add an ornament every day for an advent calendar with a difference... more
Make a christmas star decoration
A snowy glow

Add a gentle warmth to your Christmas decoration... more
Make a christmas star decoration
Simply starry

This cleverly understated take on the Christmas star... more
Make a felt fir tree for your Christmas table
Felted fir trees

Soft pastel Christmas trees will make a pretty statement on your table... more
Make a Glowing lamp
Golden glow

Marsha Smith shows you how to craft illuminating centrepieces... more
Wallpapered wall hanging, painted vases and trinket trays
Pretty tidy

Jazz up the bedroom with a wall hanging and trinket trays... more
Make a photo wall hanging
Picture this

Make a modern display of your favourite pics with this cute photo wall hanging... more
Botanical coasters
Botanical coasters

Impress your guests and protect surfaces with these unique wooden coasters... more
Paint chopping boards to store your shopping lists
Board notes

You’ll never forget those important shopping items or appointments with these write-on boards... more
Air plant wall hangers
Air plant plaques

Decorate small sunny nooks or bare walls with cute decorative hanging plant plaques... more
Make a candle holder
Candle creations

Who would have thought pine chair feet could make such an amazing addition to your home décor... more
Paint a trinket box
Trinket box

Who can resist a treasure chest? Make this little gem for storing your own jewellery, or as a gift... more
Paint a shopping bag
Artistic shopping bag

Less is best – plastic that is. So what better way to help the environment than to create your own shopping bag?... more
Make an beachy mirror
Coastal cool

Transform a simple mirror into a modern piece of art with a wonderful coastal vibe... more
Customise your office space
Home office

Get organised this year with these handy storage ideas for the office or kids’ corner... more
Make christmas themed decorations
December delights

Have fun creating your own Christmas decor with Resene’s festive... more
Cactus themed crafts
DIY cacti

How to create some super-cute and affordable cactus-themed crafts... more
Skater clock
Paint a wooden platter

Use Resene’s beautiful paint palette to create a serving tray fit for a queen... more
Skater clock
Skater clock

Whichever clock you choose to make, start by giving the skate deck a light sand and dust... more
Painted garden stones
Garden stones

River-stone markers the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds... more
Painted glass bottles
Painted glass bottles

Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own... more
Make a sloth pin board
Pin it - Sleepy sloth

Creating a mood board or pinboard to keep household notes tidy is easy... more
Make a pretty tea box
Tea gift boxes

A beautifully decorated box filled with aromatic tea... more
Handpainted Easter Eggs
Nest eggs

Create a display of gorgeous handpainted eggs for your home this Easter... more
Christmas decorations
Woodland christmas decorations

Personalise your tree this year with adorable homemade woodland characters... more
Christmas DIY - make a Christmas tree
Deck your halls

Hang your stockings with pride this year by making these simple yet beautiful hangers... more

Homestyle magazine - Paint projects, trends, fashion colours

Retro kitchen painted in earthy tones and painted floor
Pow factor

Primary colours pop within an earthy scheme that also puts a twist on textile print... more
Painted entryway and tile patterned floor
Choc full

Cocoa-ish colours and textures for an entry that’s an all-around treat... more
Nook here
Nook here

Turn your attention to a built-in detail that’s technically tucked away... more
Stain a plywood wall

Combine different woods and stains for a cohesive look... more
Make an outdoor room
Inside out

Reinvent your courtyard as a sheltered exterior room... more
Vintage filmset inspiration
As scene

Lights, camera and interior action in spaces that recall cinematic magic... more
Paint a bench seat
Dining sweet

A nostalgic, restaurant inspired setting for good nights in... more
Colourwashed mural
Home comfort

This colour-washed mural has a reassuring old-timey... more
Paint borders for an dramatic effect
Outer limits

Give a space a colourful edge with painted borders... more
Textured paint effects
Touch of paradise

This sun-drenched courtyard brings the feels with a clever textural effect... more
Painting the floors and walls with decorative effects
Outside the lines

Go rogue in high style by using paint in unexpected places... more
Citrus segments
Citrus segments

Swap neutral colours for fruity hues in well-positioned blocks... more
On trend colours
Get up on this

There’s a look for every aesthetic – what’s your jam?... more
Painted entranceway stripe
Make an entrance

Turn an everyday thoroughfare into a home highlight... more
Timeless hues
Live forever

Set a mood you’ll want to stick with using timeless hues... more
Moonlight shadow rainbow colours
Imagine that - Moonlight shadow

Don’t be afraid of the dark — this richly toned rainbow ‘headboard’ invites the soundest of sleeps... more
Using bold colours
Imagine that - Eye spy

Excite an enquiring mind with a playroom mural that features colourful hieroglyphic-like shapes... more
Soothing colours for a bedroom
Lay low

Soothing blues and browns make for a sleep space you’ll be happy to hide out in... more
Using bold colours
Panel discussion

Okay, let’s talk about bold colours – how do you combine them... more
A chic bach
Escape plan

Everyone knows the best baches are simple, Juliette Wanty nostalgic and low-maintenance... more
Gender neutral kids murals
Looks like fun

Here are two gender-neutral mural ideas that are neat for kids and easy on parents’ eyes too... more
Frame the view
All I see is you

Frame the view inside or out to create a dynamic work of ever-changing art.... more
Soft focus - how to colourwash walls
Soft focus

Colourwashed walls in a calming dusty nude blur the line between contemporary and good old-fashioned... more
Winter's Tale
Winter's tale

Some say it’s the actual worst, but we like to think of the rainy season as a good reason for some guilt-free... more
Industrial moodboard
Hanging out

This handy industrial moodboard makes for an easy Saturday afternoon project... more
Hold me closer
Hold me closer

If it all gets a bit much, retreat to a space where moody blue and smoky grey create acalming cocoon... more
Combining paint colours
We go together

We all have one of those friends, the type who knows just how to combine paint colours... more
Childrens bedroom colours
Wonder walls

A couple of easy ways to create sleep spaces for children that are all about fun, fun... more
Herringbone painted floor effect
Team players

How to create a green and off-white herringbone effect floor... more
Create a cute abstract mobile
Art mobile

Create a cute abstract mobile... more
Pretty painted handles make handy hangers
Coloured knobs

Pretty painted handles make handy hangers and double as cute... more
Create an indoor activities mat
Activities mat

Create a designated spot to enjoy the great indoors... more
Use bold patterns and colours to create your own leafy outdoor oasis with painted planters
Tropical patterned planters

Use bold patterns and colours to create your own leafy outdoor oasis... more

A Memphis setting

The wild stylings of the 80s Memphis design movement are back... view
How to make a pegboard organiser, a great addition to your entranceway
Make an entrance

This pegboard organiser is a great addition to your entranceway... view

Make it shine

Create your own abstract graphic headboard with a simple stencil and metallic paint... view

Child's play

Creating a space for active play is easy with magnetic, chalk and write-on varieties of paint... view
Make a wall hanging
Paint and peel

Use this simple technique, paint and peel, and make a wall hanging... view

Courtyard project

How to create coloured and textured effects for your planters... view
Making economic use of space in a caravan refit
Home on wheels

You don’t need a lot of space to feel at home... view
Vibrant colours for outdoor lounging furniture
Lawn lounging

Lazy summer days call for comfort and colour outdoors... view
Working with light and dark
Working with light and dark

How to brighten dark colour schemes for your interior... view
Choose some bright accent colours  for your kitchen
Kitchen colours

Kitchen designer Mal Corboy takes us through his latest creation... view
Open plan living
Open the doors

Create the great outdoors in your own backyard... view
Stylish storage for bruhes and brooms
Spring clean

Shut the door no more on laundries, cupboards and sheds... view
How to create your dream kitchen
Cook up a kitchen

We have the recipe for creating your dream kitchen... view
Tips for creating a cosy interior with colour and accesories
Warm up your home

Ease the transition from Summer to Autumn with tips... view
How to make an excellent entrtance to your home
Welcome home

First impressions count, and the entry to your home is no exception... view
Improve the indoor-outdoor flow in your home
Take it outside

Open up your home to the sunshine and enjoy alfresco living... view
Your kitchen planner
Your kitchen planner

Here's our comprehensive guide to the kitchen... view
Renovating bathrooms

How to plan and budget for your bathroom makeover... view
Open plan living
Open plan living

Modern life is no longer lived in small rooms... view

Haven magazine - DIY Projects

Hula hoop drinks trolley
Hula hoop bar cart

Add some mid-century glamour to your home with this ingenious DIY drinks trolley... more
Make window shelving
Window dressing

Transform regular windows with pretty shelving – for small plants... more
Painting abstract artwork
DIY abstraction

Want a weekend project that takes little time, effort or money... more
Make a beside shelf
Shelf esteem

Make a floating bedside ledge that tones into your colour scheme... more
Make an advent calendar
Merry & light

In the spirit of Haven, make this advent calendar your own... more

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner

Paint a fence
#76 Painted fence

It’s easy to transform a tired timber fence into a stylish feature... more
Make a terracotta planter
#75 Terracotta planter

It’s easy to create this simple planter using a couple of terracotta pots... more
Make glasshouse shelves
#74 Glasshouse shelves

Create some simple shelving for a glasshouse or conservatory... more
Repaint a concrete wall
#73 Concrete wall

Brighten up a tired concrete wall with a little bit of help... more
Paint a blue succulent trough
#72 Succulent trough

It’s easy to create this simple blue succulent trough... more
Paint a terracotta pot
#71 Aged terracotta pot

It’s easy to age a brand new terracotta pot using Resene Karen Walker... more
Paint a concrete pad in your garden
#70 Concrete pad

Transform a dull concrete pad into an attractive seating area... more
Make an raised garden bed
#69 Painted raised bed

Add interest to a corner of the garden with this painted raised bed... more
Paint distressed effect on garden shelves
#68 Distressed garden shelves

It’s easy to create a distressed paint effect using two contrasting Resene colours... more
Mini cold frame garden
#67 Mini cold frame

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame... more
Make a bird bath
#66 Bird bath

Brighten up a corner of the garden with this easy-to-build bird bath... more
Make a plant box
#65 Pot plant holder

Create this colourful indoor pot plant holder with a little bit of help from Resene... more
Paint a corrugated iron fence
#64 Corrugated iron fence

It’s easy to brighten up a tired corrugated iron fence using a fresh Resene gloss finish... more
Make a planter box
#63 Berry planter box

Inject a splash of bright red into the garden with this colourful planter box... more
Make greenhouse shelves
#62 Greenhouse shelves

Create some extra storage in your greenhouse or shed... more
Paint a terracotta pot
#61 Sunflower pot

Transform a plain terracotta pot into a colourful garden feature... more
Paint a metallic mirror
#60 Metallic blue mirror

It’s easy to give a plain framed mirror the metallic ‘wow’ factor... more
Mini garlic bed
#59 Mini garlic bed

Build this mini garlic bed from landscaping timber – perfect... more
Make a recycled fence
#58 Recycled fence

It’s easy to recycle an old wooden bed head into a smart painted fence... more
Paint a stencil house number
#57 Stencilled house number

It’s quick and easy to create this eye-catching house number... more
Re-paint an old window.
#56 Paint a wooden window

When timber surfaces are less than perfect, Resene Timber Surface Prep... more
Paint your patio
#55 Painted patio

It’s easy to revamp an old painted patio... more
Paint a fence
#54 Painted fence

It’s easy to spruce up an old stained wooden fence... more
Make a concrete block garden bed
#53 Block raised garden bed

Recycle some old concrete blocks into a smart raised bed... more
How to paint garden shelves
#52 Garden shelves

Smarten up some old painted outdoor shelves... more
Paint your new herb pots
#51 Paint herb pots

Create these stylish herb pots using a selection of fresh Resene greens... view
Repaint your front gate
#50 Front gate

It’s easy to spruce up an old wooden front gate... view
Paint kitchen cabinets
#49 Paint a planter box

Give a new lease of life to an old wooden planter box... view
Paint kitchen cabinets
#48 Shed wall

Transform a drab shed wall into a fresh feature... view
Paint kitchen cabinets
#47 Kitchen unit

Give old kitchen units a new lease of life... view
How to freshen up an old ceiling
#46 -Tongue and groove ceiling

Freshen up an old tongue and groove ceiling... view
How to brighten up a plain wooden gate
#45 - Garden gate

Brighten up a plain wooden gate... view
How to repaint a shed roof
#44 - Paint a shed roof

Repaint your shed roof using Resene Summit roof paint... view
Turn a plastic watering jug into a planter for potted colour
#43 - Plastic planter

Turn a plastic watering jug into a planter...view
Extend your kitchen windowsill for extra shelf space
#42 - Kitchen windowsill - shelf

Extend the width of your existing windowsill... view
Revamp your tired bathroom
#41 - Bathroom revamp

Create a fresh bathroom space... view
Concrete block herb planter
#40 - Block planter - herbs

A concrete block herb planter... view
Create a new shelf from an old drawer
#39 - Drawer shelf

Create a shelf from an old drawer... view
How to replace a rotten wooden shed window
#38 - Shed window

How to replace a rotten wooden shed window... view
painted plant pot stand
#37 - Plant pot stand

Make a painted plant pot stand using some offcuts of treated timbers... view
Give painted wooden garden boxes a real fresh look
#36 - Raised beds

Refresh painted wooden garden boxes... view

#35 - Terracotta paving

Paint a path to make a terracotta non skid walkway... view

#34 - Strawberry pot

Paint a terracotta strawberry pot... view
Make a wine glass holder from a rake head
#33 - Wine glass holder

Make a wine glass holder from a rake head... view
Build a storage crate
#32 - Storage crate

Make a storage crate... view
Make a house number
#31 - House number

Create this cool classic house number... view
Blackboard clock
#30 - Blackboard clock

Turn a simple wall clock into a bright and funky feature... view
Plant stand from old chair
#29 - Plant stand

Make this stylish outdoor plant stand from a chair... view
Painted fireplace
#28 - Painted fireplace

Transform an old fireplace into a stunning design feature... view
Painting new window frames
#27 - New window frame

Transform the bare wooden sills and surrounds of new white windows... view
Painting wallpaper
#26 - Wallpaper magic

Is easy to cover over old vinyl wallpaper like magic with Resene paints for a fresh new look... view
Painted front door
#25 - Painted front door

Give a tired old front door a fresh new lease of life with Resene colours... view
Lounge feature wall
#24 - Lounge feature wall

Create a sophisticated contemporary look for a lounge feature wall with a two-tone combination... view
Revamp your kitchen with paint
#23 - Kitchen revamp

Instantly freshen up a tired looking kitchen with a subtle palette of crisp minty Resene colours... view
Create a wood grain effect mirror frame
#22 - Wood grain mirror

Transform a MDF framed mirror into a striking feature... view
Golden succulent pot
#21 - Golden succulent pot

Make this shimmering golden garden feature from an old concrete plant pot... view
Crackle effect on lamp base
#20 - Crackle effect lamp

Turn an inexpensive table lamp into an elegant feature for the home with Resene Crackle Effect... view
Rainbow bird table
#19 - Rainbow bird table

A fabulous new top of vibrant colours makes a bird table new again... view
Bathroom cabinet renovation
#18 - Bathroom cabinet
Make a a funky feature from an old bathroom cabinet... view
Two-colour feature wall
#17 - Two-colour feature wall

An eyecatching feature wall is created by by using two vibrant contrasting... view
Framed memo board
#16 - Framed memo board

Turn an old framed picture into a memo board masterpiece... view
Verdigris candle holder
#15 - Verdigris candle holder

Create this fabulous faux verdigris effect using a combination of Resene colours... view
Checkerboard floor
#14 - Checkerboard floor

Transform an old painted particleboard floor into a classic checkerboard design... view
Key hanger
#13 - Key hanger

It’s easy to create this handy key hanger from plywood and cup hooks... view
Whitewash art plinth
#12 - Whitewash art plinth

Turn a rough box into a shabby-chic art plinth using Resene Colorwood Whitewash... view
Silver plant pot
#11 - Silver plant pot

Transform a simple terracotta pot into a metallic masterpiece... view
Mug shelf
#10 - Mug shelf

Build this mini mug shelf in a few hours and use two Resene paint stirrers... view
Cube style games table
#9 - Games table

Keep the kids happy and create this fun cube style games table... view
Mosaic look garden coffee table
#8 - Garden coffee table

Create a fabulous painted mosaic garden coffee table... view
Metallic planter
#7 - Metallic planter

Make this fabulous gold succulent pot using Resene Sandtex and a few Resene testpots.... view
Paint an iron fence
#6 - Storage box

Build this handy MDF storage box with instant chalkboard label using cool Resene colours... view
Paint an iron fence
#5 - Paint an iron fence

Smarten up a corrugated iron fence in a weekend using Resene Lumbersider in a subtle neutral tone... view
Wine bottle rack made from recycled paint cans
#4 - Wine bottle rack

Go green and recycle your old Resene paint tins into this fabulous wine rack... view
Laundry box
#3 - Laundry box

Make this handy laundry box from a cardboard ‘Disbin’ and clean green Resene colours... view
Playground storage unit
#2 - Playground storage unit

Build this easy to build storage unit and brighten up the kids playroom.... view
Make a kitchen memo board
#1 - Kitchen memo board

Create this handy kitchen memo board and spruce up your kitchen with cool Resene colours... view

Your Weekend magazine - DIY projects

How to make a sandpit
Child's play - sandpit

Make this stylish sandpit for lots of stay-at-home fun... view
Make your christmas wrapping paper
That's a wrap

Make your own Christmas wrapping creations that will be like gifts in themselves... view
Build a useful trestle table
Periodic table

Build a practical and stylish trestle table... view
Make some decorative marquee letters with lighting
Sign of the times

Make a bold statement in your home with marquee letters... view
Interesting craft projects using wallpaper
Ways with wallpaper

A roll of wallpaper can provide a cohesive decorative theme... view
An indoor living wall for an apartment
Living wall

A living wall is just the thing for small spaces and apartments... view
Update some old wooden stools with the Scandi look
My kitchen stools

Give your kitchen a touch of Nordic cool... view
A stylish magnetic and chalk noticeboard for kitchen or home office
Notice me

Stylish noticeboards for kitchen or home office... view
Make pallet style shelves
Suit your shelf

How to make rustic wooden pallet-style bookshelves... view
Paint a breakfast tray
Tray chic

How to make a perfect breakfast in bed tray... view

Ply oh my

How to make wall art with some affordable on-trend materials... view
Children's furniture is easily revived and refreshed using Resene paints
Colour me new

Children's furniture is easily revived and refreshed... view

Deck the walls

Create some bold new contemporary Christmas decorations... view
Outdoor table renovation
Table talk

How to spruce up tired outdoor furniture... view

All hands on deck

Prepare your prime outdoor area ready for summer... view
Repainted dining chairs
Sitting pretty

Give a welcome update to your much-loved dining chairs... view
Wooden herb planter
Planting an idea

Brighten up your garden with a new herb planter... view
Wooden herb planter
Hot colours - colour blocking

Jazz up your home with blocks of solid colour... view

Family Times magazine - DIY projects

Paint christmas themed pinecone trees
Pinecone Christmas trees

Kids DIY - make this Christmassy art project with Testpot colours... more
Make an owl blackboard
Owl hands on deck !

Creating a wise owl to watch over their favourite play area... more
Make a dino themed room
Pin-up Dinos

Create a themed art display area for a kids’ room... more
Create custom artwork
Wallpaper art

What do you do with your extra Resene Wallpaper? Create artwork... more
Paint the childrens garden fence
Hidden surprises

There’s a painted-rock revival roaring through communities... more
Paint the childrens garden fence
Resene rainbow

What better way to brighten up a new fence than with a rainbow... more
Paint a bright masterpiece
Think bright

Add some bright, playful colours to your life, like this piece... more
Painted heart art
Made with love

Little hands love creating things for their family and friends... more
Painted rock ideas
Rock out in your garden

Add some colourful characters to your garden, like this ladybug... more
Sparkly planters
Sparkly planters

Bring some bling and greenery to any occasion... more
Artwork you can see in the dark
Artwork you can see in the dark

Create some artwork that can still be enjoyed well after the lights are out... more
Create a unique gift
The gift of love

There’s nothing more personal than creating a unique gift with your own two hands... more
Christmas DIY - make a Christmas tree
Shimmer me timbers

Transform a pallet with Resene FX Metallic paints, for a Christmas tree that is rustic and radiant... more

Renovate magazine - Decorating inspiration / step by step DIY projects

Beautiful bedrooms
Beautiful bedrooms

Get inspired with these gorgeous bedroom looks... more
Makeover your place with paint
Makeover your place

A new coat of paint can be an instant fix... more
Kids' rooms
Kids' rooms

Brighten up your children's world with a fresh and inspiring colour... more
Hang ten
Hang ten

Windows and window treatments can make or break your rental... more
Bold and beautiful - wallpaper
Bold and beautiful

Happy hues, tempting textures and precious patterns - this season's wallpaper trends... more
Build your own book ends
Build your own bookends

Step by step instructions for building and decorating your own wooden book ends... more
How to build a toy chest
Build a toy chest

Full step-by-step instructions for building a toy chest... more
How to build a storage cube
Build a storage cube

Making your own storage cube is made easy with our step-by-step guide... more
Building wooden toys
Wooden toys for kids

Building wooden toys for your little ones is made easy with our step-by-step guide... more
Building and decorating planter boxes
Planter boxes

With spring around the corner many are keen to plant herbs and flowers... more

Abode magazine - DIY projects

Mid-century chair styled 2 ways
Classic mid-century chair

Alex Fulton shows us two looks with this retro designed chair... more
Black and white, Mondrian looks
Mayfair Houndstooth chair

One way or another (two looks) black and white and Mondrian... more
Wintery looks
Wintery looks

Colour guru Alex Fulton shows two wintery looks in sand and green... more
Alex Fulton shows two looks with a cherry sofa with a warm feature wall or earthy tones
Cosy winter looks

One way or another (two looks) comfort zone and down to earth... more

Revitalise a plant stand

Crafting the perfect indoor solution for your greenery... more

Revamp an old light fitting

Add ambience and a touch of elegance to our outdoor living spaces... more
Organise your kitchen with storage jars
Get organised

An easy organisational idea with storage jars... more
Modernise an outdated wooden dining table
Update your dining table

Transform a wooden dining table into a masterpiece... more
Update an old unwanted bedside lamp with a coat of paint
Lighting the way

Update an old unwanted bedside lamp with a coat of paint... more
Add a touch of texture to a kitchen breakfast bar
Get into the groove

Add a touch of texture to a kitchen breakfast bar... more

Restyled furniture

Get creative and up-cycle furniture with paint and patterns... more
Updating old wooden chairs
Seated style

Old wooden dining chairs are given a modern look... more
Upcycle a timber pallet into a coffee table
New lease of life

Upcycle a timber pallet into a delightful coffee table... more

Colourful nest

A set of vintage nesting tables are given a new lease on life... view
Refresh a wooden stool with a coat of paint
Refresh with colour

Modernise an old stool with a lick of paint and a dip of colour... view

Abode magazine - Colour Masterclass series

Cocoon in colour this winter
Cocoon in colour this winter

As the weather cools down and the rain rolls in we find ourselves shifting back to living indoors... more
Shade of autumn
Shade of autumn

Autumn is filled with an abundance of delicious and natural toned colours. Earthy and rich, comforting & captivating… more
Colour lovers look out
Colour lovers lookout!

2015 is the year to explore new colours with new colour collections bursting with stunning options... more
Colour slumber
Colourful slumber

Your master bedroom deserves some serious thought and consideration. You want this to be your dream room… more
Soaking up colour
Soaking up colour

Bathrooms can be beautiful and stylish statement spaces. No longer just practical rooms for bathing or cleaning... more
Winning combinations - colour
Winning combinations

Curtains have the ability to transform a room from the mundane and turn it into something truly amazing... more
Outer layout - exterior colours
Outer layer

Create a great first impression with expert advice on your exterior colour scheme. As your roof is the most expensive... more
Wallpaper and paint
Wallpaper & paint

When it comes to selecting wallpaper and paint colours for your home, the choices can feel overwhelming… more
Practical products
Practical products

We look at why selecting the right product for the right use is so important. When it comes to building or renovating... more
Where to start - painting
Where to start

For colour consultant Jenny Heperi, of Carpet Court, creating the perfect colour palette all begins with the flooring... more

Other projects

Make a lemonade stand
Mother's Day succulents

Create these beautiful hand-painted jars and fill with succulents... more
Make a lemonade stand
Milo’s lemonade stand

Here’s a fantastic Summer project for the kids... more
Build a hedgehog house for your garden
Hedgehog house

Make a hedgehog house for your garden... view
Refurbished table and chairs
Table and chairs

Kids will love these super-smart table and chairs... view
Create your own Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar

Make your own... view
Create shelves from crates
Crate mates - shelves

Build these shelves... view
Spill art
Spill art

Create your own masterpiece... view
Resene Blackboard Paint
Chalk labelling

Getting creative with Resene Blackboard Paint... view

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