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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 to try — everything from outdoor projects, furniture refinishing, upcycling and interior decorating to art or custom painted items. 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.

Wall mounted umbrella holder

Umbrella holder
keep your entryway looking neat, rain or shine...

Wallmounted cat bed

Catnap heaven
Home decor meets kitty comfort in this purr-fect wall-mounted cat bed...

Entryway organiser - wall mounted

Entry organiser
his DIY organiser is designed to store your essential entryway items...

DIY dog leash

DIY dog leash
Keep your pup's walking accessories in order with this nifty leash holder...

Ready to tumble

Ready to tumble
Brush up your painting skills and brighten your wash days...

Backyard BBQ

Backyard BBQ
Get your BBQ sorted this summer with these clever ideas...

Frame of mind

Frame of mind
Looking for a creative way to inject colour and pattern?...

Indulge in shelf-care

Indulge in shelf-care
Create a bath shelf, for all your necessities for relaxing...

Sunshine state of mind

Sunshine state of mind
Create a mood-enhancing workspace at home with an uplifting...

Feature fireplace

Feature fireplace
Give your fireplace the ‘wow’ factor using Mason Handcrafted Wallpaper...

Decorate a serving tray with wallpaper

The tiger who came to tea
Decorating a tray using Resene wallpaper offcuts is sure to make...

Turn your walls into a work of art

Good impressions
Transform your living room into a work of art with Resene Colorwood wood stains...

Make an entrance

Tactile texture
Accentuate furniture and décor items with leftover Anaglypta wallpaper...

How to make a dog bed

Dog bed
Give your furry friend a comfy dog bed with a colour scheme that...

Parquet floors

Parquet floors
Rise to the challenge and create your own stunning parquet floor...

DIY dog bowl

DIY dog bowl
Keep your dog’s food bowls tidy with this handy DIY dog bowl...

Cat litter house

Cat litter house
Keep your cat’s litter tray accessible but looking tidy with this cat litter...

Wallpapered feature wall

Wallpapered feature wall
Transform a plain wall into an eye-catching feature using floral...

Partly stained wooden floor

Partly stained wooden floor
You need a bit of Resene know how to fix this situation...

#7 Front porch

Front porch
Bring light and warmth into a small front porch using a soft cream...

Make a character door

Make an entrance
Create a character door with this clever hack using photo frames and paint...

DIY privacy screen and room divider

DIY privacy screen and room divider
Turn one room into two spaces...

On the range

On the range
Venetian plaster finishes are on-trend at the moment...

Home projects - office space

Home projects
Create an office out of a small room by utilising built-in furniture...

Good on paper - powder room

Good on paper
Get on a roll and make your powder room pop with personality...

Winter edit

Winter edit
View these three Winter inspired interior looks...

Paint and stain headboard

Paint and stain headboard
Combine your favourite Resene paint and wood stain colours...

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...

Painting a red door

Warm welcomes
Create a dramatic entrance using a red door...

Fair play

Fair play
A stencil-painted floor will elevate anything from meh to wow...

Slatted headboard with shelves

Head for bed
Make a slatted headboard and incorporate shelves that can be moved...

Patterned DIY headboard

Patterned DIY headboard
Create your own headboard with a favourite Resene wallpaper...

Ply wood wall birds

Ply wood wall birds
Make a feature of a boring wall with this fun flock of birds...

Colourful DIY desk organiser

Colourful DIY desk organiser
Clear a space for your children to work or for you to get home admin done...

DIY arched shelves

DIY arched shelves
Create an extra spot in your home for resting a pot plant, a candle...

Create a sculptural lamp

Switch it up
Take an old lamp and give it a rustic, colourful new look...

DIY bunk beds

Social climber
Building framed bunk beds and finishing with curtains elevates the bach classic...

Lego-inspired DIY clock

Lego-inspired DIY clock
Make waking up time more enjoyable for your child with this alarm clock...

Mother’s Day goody crate

Mother’s Day goody crate
Make and paint your own crate and fill it with your mum’s favourite treats...

“EAT ME” Shelf

“EAT ME” Shelf
Learn how to make an “EAT ME” Shelf with these step-by-step instructions...

Faux Stone Light

Faux Stone Light
Learn how to make a Faux Stone Light with these instructions...

DIY Anaglypta drum light

DIY Anaglypta drum light
A simple and chic DIY drum light that glows with sophistication and style...

Candle box centrepiece

Candle box centrepiece
Decorate your celebration table with a cluster of candles...

Paint and decorate your outside dining space

Clear the decks
Have fun outdoors creating space and bouncing sunlight...

Wallpaper sconces DIY

Wallpapered wall sconce
Build decorative wall sconces with leftover wood and wallpaper...

Hoop pendant lights

Hoop pendant lights
Use wooden embroidery hoops to create colourful hoop shaped lights...

Feature wall dos and don'ts

Feature wall dos and don'ts
Switch it up with fresh new looks that are high on impact and low on cost...

Make window shelving

Window dressing
Transform regular windows with pretty shelving – for small plants...

Woven wallpaper headboard

Woven wallpaper headboard
Create a one-of-a-kind headboard for your room...

Painting a retro mural

Paint the town
Walls looking a bit bare? Paint a show-stopping mural...

Make a beside shelf

Shelf esteem
Make a floating bedside ledge that tones into your colour scheme...

Take your work home

Take your work home
Five colour and styling tips for creating an at-home work space...

Driftwood charging station

Driftwood charging station
Create a colourful charging station for your cellphone...

Paint a colourfull wall mural

Paint by numbers mural
Design your own wall mural to paint in your favourite testpot colours...

Comfort zones

Comfort zones
Layer complementary colours and tons of texture...

Frieze frame

Frieze frame
Trim a space with a classic decoration made simpler...

Wow ok

Wow ok
Wrap your head around a bit of Barbiecore for fun...

Squiggle it

Squiggle it
We wanna see you get artsy around the edges in your young ones' bedroom...

Bedroom colour blocked zone

Gold-y blocks
Make your bedroom just right with zones in honey-ish hues and other shades...

A Mediterranean-styled table

Let's do lunch
A Mediterranean-styled table on your deck, or in your backyard...

Retro kitchen painted in earthy tones and painted floor

Pow factor
Primary colours pop within an earthy scheme that also puts a twist on...

Painted entryway and tile patterned floor

Choc full
Cocoa-ish colours and textures for an entry that’s an all-around treat...

Nook here

Nook here
Turn your attention to a built-in detail that’s technically tucked away...

Stain a plywood wall

Timber!
Combine different woods and stains for a cohesive look...

Make an outdoor room

Inside out
Reinvent your courtyard as a sheltered exterior room...

Vintage filmset inspiration

As scene
Lights, camera and interior action in spaces that recall cinematic magic...

Stencil a pattern on an ensuite wall

Stencilled ensuite
Add interest to a small ensuite through pattern rather than photos...

Wallpaper stairs

Wallpapered stairs
Use wallpaper as an accent detail on your stairs...

Villa front room

Villa front room
Use a subtle two-tone sponged effect and crisp white ceiling to transform...

Create a white airy bedroom

White bedroom
Transform a large bedroom into a light and airy space...

Dining room

Dining room
Transform a tired vinyl-papered dining room...

Shed interior

Shed interior
Transform a dark shed into a light and bright space...

Paint your stucco veranda

Stucco veranda
It’s easy to freshen up a stucco veranda with a little bit of help from Resene...

Traditional hallway

Traditional hallway
Transform a dark hallway with a selection of light and fresh Resene...

Stain a plywood interior wall

Plywood interior
Transform a tired old plywood interior into a thing of beauty...

Paint a bedroom headboard

Underneath the arches
An easy-to-make headboard of graceful curves and soothing tones...

Build a rimu hearth surround

Rimu hearth surround
It’s easy to finish off a fireplace with this stylish rimu hearth surround...

Install some bathroom wooden shutters

Bathroom shutters
Freshen up an old villa bathroom with a pair of revamped window shutters...

Paint your garage wall

Garage wall
Smarten up a tired garage wall with bold new coat of paint...

Paint a feature wall

Feature wall
Transform a plain wall into a bold feature using Resene Paua...

Extend your kitchen windowsill for extra shelf space

Kitchen windowsill - shelf
See how to extend the width of your existing windowsill...

Revamp your tired bathroom

Bathroom revamp
Create a fresh bathroom space with the help of Resene...

Paint wardrobe doors

Wardrobe doors
Inject a bit of colour into a plain set of wardrobe doors...

Repaint your radiator heater

Radiator
It’s easy to freshen up a chipped and tired radiator...

Paint a metallic mirror

Metallic blue mirror
It’s easy to give a plain framed mirror the metallic ‘wow’ factor...

How to freshen up an old ceiling

Tongue and groove ceiling
Freshen up an old tongue and groove ceiling with some help from Resene...

Paint a wooden mirror frame

Wooden mirror frame
Smarten up an old wooden mirror frame using Resene Danska Teak Oil...

Painted fireplace

Painted fireplace
Transform an old fireplace into a stunning design feature...

Painting new window frames

New window frame
Transform the bare wooden sills and surrounds of new white windows...

Painting wallpaper

Wallpaper magic
It's easy to cover over old vinyl wallpaper like magic with Resene paints...

Crackle effect on lamp base

Crackle effect lamp
Turn an inexpensive table lamp into an elegant feature for the home...

Bathroom cabinet renovation

Bathroom cabinet
Make a a funky feature from an old bathroom cabinet...

Two-colour feature wall

Two-colour feature wall
An eyecatching feature wall is created by by using two vibrant contrasting...

Framed memo board

Framed memo board
Turn an old framed picture into a memo board masterpiece...

Checkerboard floor

Checkerboard floor
Transform an old painted particleboard floor into a classic checkerboard design...

Make a kitchen memo board

Kitchen memo board
Create this handy kitchen memo board and spruce up your kitchen...

Reception revamp

Reception revamp
Using paint for a cost-effective office makeover...

Homemade headboard

Homemade headboard
Give your bedroom a fresh look with this creative bedhead project...

Art Deco wall stencil

Art Deco wall stencil
To make your own, choose a stencil pattern and print it out on to card...

Magnetic chalk board

Chalk it up
Keep the whole family on track with this chalk calendar and magnetic board...

Paint a letter

A types
Create a large-scale art project using your intial or a monogram...

Painted wall bedhead

Painted headboard
This half-moon headboard uses Scandi-inspired blues to create a modern...

Build a desk organiser

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

A diamond inspirded floor

Paint diamond flooring
Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design...

Paint a wooden mat

Make a wooden mat
Create a mini city, using wood offcuts and Resene Blackboard Paint...

Create a wallpaper look with paint

Wallpaper hack
Check out this easy wallpaper hack. All it takes is a kitchen sponge...

Make a cat tree

Make this cube style cat tree
Your cat will love this easy-to make contemporary cat tree...

Stained floor

Stained floor
Transform an imperfect wooden floor into a stunning high-gloss feature...

Paint a fake wood grain effect

MDF table
Turn a plain MDF table into a stylish piece of furniture...

Create an antique effect

Wooden lamp
It’s easy to create an aged antique effect on wood with a little bit of help...

In the pink - kitchen transformation

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

Mural perfection

Colour your summer
Colour & frame (feminine frames) or Project & paint (mural perfection)...

Create a watercolour wall

Create a watercolour wall
This dreamy watercolour paint effect is surprisingly easy to do...

Resurface a kitchen floor

Kitchen floor
Transform an old wooden kitchen floor using hardwearing...

Whitewashed bathroom floor

Bright new start
Lighten and brighten a dull, old wooden floor with a sleek coat of...

Projects for kids

Bright ideas for the kids
Check out these cool project ideas for the kids...

Create this sturdy waste paper boin

Waste paper bin
Create this fabulous wooden waste paper bin...

Create this stylish candleholder

Candleholder
Create this stylish candleholder from an old table leg and a block of wood...

Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty

Wooden floors
Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty using...

Bookend

Wooden bookend
Combine a piece of driftwood with stained pine shelves to create...

Kitchen shelf

Kitchen shelf
A plain pine shelf becomes a stylish kitchen feature...

Wooden tray

Wooden tray
Emphasise the grain in a plain wooden tray. with Resene stains...

Paint a bench seat

Dining sweet
A nostalgic, restaurant inspired setting for good nights in...

Colourwashed mural

Home comfort
This colour-washed mural has a reassuring old-timey...

Paint borders for an dramatic effect

Outer limits
Give a space a colourful edge with painted borders...

Textured paint effects

Touch of paradise
This sun-drenched courtyard brings the feels with a clever textural effect...

Painting the floors and walls with decorative effects

Outside the lines
Go rogue in high style by using paint in unexpected places...

Citrus segments

Citrus segments
Swap neutral colours for fruity hues in well-positioned blocks...

On trend colours

Get up on this
There’s a look for every aesthetic – what’s your jam?...

Painted entranceway stripe

Make an entrance
Turn an everyday thoroughfare into a home highlight...

Timeless hues

Live forever
Set a mood you’ll want to stick with using timeless hues...

Moonlight shadow rainbow colours

Imagine that - Moonlight shadow
This richly toned rainbow ‘headboard’ invites the soundest of sleeps...

Using bold colours

Imagine that - Eye spy
Excite an enquiring mind with a playroom mural...

Soothing colours for a bedroom

Lay low
Soothing blues and browns make for a sleep space you’ll be happy to...

Using bold colours

Panel discussion
Okay, let’s talk about bold colours – how do you combine them...

A chic bach

Escape plan
Everyone knows the best baches are simple and low-maintenance...

Gender neutral kids murals

Looks like fun
Here are two gender-neutral mural ideas that are neat for kids...

Frame the view

All I see is you
Frame the view inside or out to create a dynamic work of ever-changing art...

Soft focus - how to colourwash walls

Soft focus
Colourwashed walls in a calming dusty nude blur...

Winter's Tale

Winter's tale
We like to think of the rainy season as a good reason for some guilt-free...

Industrial moodboard

Hanging out
This handy industrial moodboard makes for an easy Saturday afternoon project...

Hold me closer

Hold me closer
If it all gets a bit much, retreat to a space where moody blue...

Combining paint colours

We go together
We all have one of those friends, the type who knows just how to...

Childrens bedroom colours

Wonder walls
A couple of easy ways to create sleep spaces for children...

Herringbone painted floor effect

Team players
How to create a green and off-white herringbone effect floor...

Create a cute abstract mobile

Art mobile
Learn how to create a cute abstract mobile with these instructions...

Pretty painted handles make handy hangers

Coloured knobs
Pretty painted handles make handy hangers and double as cute...

Create an indoor activities mat

Activities mat
Create a designated spot to enjoy the great indoors...

Tropical patterned planters

Tropical patterned planters
Use bold patterns and colours to create your own leafy outdoor oasis...

A Memphis setting

A Memphis setting
The wild stylings of the 80s Memphis design movement are back...

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...

Abstract graphic headboard

Make it shine
Create your own abstract graphic headboard with a simple stencil...

Child's play

Child's play
Creating a space for active play is easy with magnetic, chalk and...

Make a wall hanging

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

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...

Banish boring white and use a strong yellow for glamour

And it was all yellow
Banish boring white and use a strong yellow tone...

Transform an attic into a useful space

Lofty thoughts
Transform a bland attic or rumpty garage space into a rustic studio...

Rack it up

Rack it up
Turn an old drawer front into a coat rack then paint it in soft desert sunset tones...

Stencil a pattern on an ensuite wall

Stencilled ensuite
Add interest to a small ensuite through pattern rather than photos...

Make a lemonade stand

Milo’s lemonade stand
Here’s a fantastic Summer project for the kids...

Add a touch of texture to a kitchen breakfast bar

Get into the groove
Add a touch of texture to a kitchen breakfast bar...

Makeover your place with paint

Makeover your place
A new coat of paint can be an instant fix for your home...

Memory board

Memory board
Take one special image and use it to inspire a memory board...

Bold and beautiful - wallpaper

Bold and beautiful
Happy hues, tempting textures and precious patterns...

French wash effect floor

French wash effect floor
Use a French wash effect and a simple pattern to beautify your floor...

Make a handy noticeboard

Taking notice
Use three clever Resene products to create this handy family noticeboard...

Varnished floor

Varnished floor
Turn an old wooden floor into a dramatice modern feature...

Pale wood interior

Pale wood interior
Transform the interior of a workshop shed with style...

Duck decoy painting

Duck decoy painting
Article courtesy of NZ Hunter. See also NZ Hunter Magazine's facebook page...

Hanging wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper
Learn how to hang wallpaper with these step-by-step instructions...

Lounge feature wall

Lounge feature wall
Create a sophisticated contemporary look for a lounge feature wall...

Revamp your kitchen with paint

Kitchen revamp
Instantly freshen up a tired looking kitchen with a subtle palette...

Create a wood grain effect mirror frame

Wood grain mirror
Transform a MDF framed mirror into a striking feature...

Closet fashionista

Closet fashionista
Give an old wooden wardrobe a colourful no-sand paint makeover...

Recovering a sofa

Re-covering a sofa
Discover how to re-cover a sofa with these step-by-step instructions...

Redemption Blue Headboard

Redemption Blue Headboard
Indigo blue and dark teal are both having a moment...

Hanging rack

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

Sturdy bookends

Sturdy bookends
These colourful bookends will look beautiful in any home...

Note perfect

Note perfect
Personalise your study by painting chalkboard paint triangles...

Magnetic colour

Magnetic colour
Another way to hang your paintings and photographs...

Paper tear effect

Paper tear effect
Zigzags and stripes step aside, there's a cool new paint technique in town...

Spring redecorating and revamping projects

Spring to life
Struggling with spring cleaning? Here are some inspirational tips...

Wall mural of a tree in a boy's room

Branching out!
Bring a bit of nature inside with a simple tree mural...

Bathroom makeover

Bathroom makeover
Who says feature walls only belong in lounges or bedrooms...

Wardrobe makeover

Wardrobe makeover
Add a splash of colour and pattern to the inside of your wardrobe...

Front entrance quick fix

Entrance quick fix
Enhance your front entrance with a clever bit of colour matching...

Funky fridge makeover

Funky fridge makeover
Transform your fridge with this clever Resene chalk paint...

Make your own memo board

Make a memo board
Make a handy kitchen memo board for the whole family to use...

Colours of the season for a late summer afternoon party

Colours of the season
Tamsin Cooper is inspired for a late-summer get-together...

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation
A renovation of Tamsin Cooper’s family home, Fern Cottage...

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation
Can we update our kitchen using only resene paint, magnets and...

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation
There’s nothing like a magazine deadline to kickstart a renovation project...

Tamsin Cooper projects from Good magazine

Tamsin Cooper's home renovation
Colour plays such a huge role in my day-to-day life now, but I used to be...

How to tile a bathroom

Tiling a bathroom
Learn how to tile a bathroom with these step-by-step instructions...

Virtual painting with Resene EzyPaint

Virtual painting EzyPaint
Get cracking on virtual painting with Resene EzyPaint...

Build your own book ends

Build your own bookends
Step by step instructions for building and decorating your own book ends...

An indoor living wall for an apartment

Living wall
A living wall is just the thing for small spaces and apartments...

Paint a mirror with metallic paint for dramatic effect

Painted mirror
Add glam detail to a vintage mirror using metallic paint...

Colourful chalkboard

Colourful chalkboard
Turn an old kitchen tray into a useful and colourful chalkboard...

Make a space themed headboard

Make a space themed headboard
Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature...

Make a pets basket

Create a pet basket
Give an old laundry basket new purpose by upcycling it into a pet basket...

Making economic use of space in a caravan refit

Home on wheels
You don’t need a lot of space to feel like your at home...

Courtyard project

Courtyard project
How to create coloured and textured effects for your planters...


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