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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.

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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
Build a dog kennel
Give me shelter

Every dog has its day, and Winston’s are always warm in this roomy hut... view
Build and paint a roadside stand
Sharing the love

A cute roadside stand overflowing with homegrown and handmade goodness... view
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
Create a sculptural lamp
Switch it up

Take an old lamp and give it a rustic, colourful new look... more
Painted rope-laced tyre seats
Ready to roll

Try this clever idea for making painted rope-laced seats out of old tyres... more
How to build a stylish benchseat
Bench seat on a budget

Transform a simple bookcase into a stylish seat with heaps of extra storage... more
 
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
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 retro 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
Creative clay trinkets in shades of green
Bowled over

Make stunning sets of trinket trays simply using baking clay... more
Wooden painted artwork
Colour your world

Turn wood scraps into a work of art with the Resene Colorwood wash range... more
Decorate a light fixture
Light up your life

The Karen Walker Paints collection will see you sprucing up your home in style... more
Salt dough vases and trinket tray
Just dough it

With three ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can give old containers new life... more
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
Wallflowers

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
Starry night - fun Matariki projects
Starry night

Add colour to your home this Matariki with these bright ideas... more
Make homemade gifts for mothers day - cheeseboard, love beads and gift wrap
For mothers day

Add that personal touch to Mum’s gift with these clever ideas... more
Make holiday crafts -mermaids, painted stool and fairy doors
Holiday craft

Get the kids’ creativity flowing these holidays with some fun ideas... more
 
Painted easter treats
Easter treats

Add some colour to your Easter with these easy paint ideas... more
Happy colourful crafts
Colour craft

Create that sunshine vibe with these happy craft ideas... more
Painted kiwi holiday crafts
Holiday craft

Keep busy these holidays with some cool Kiwi ideas... more
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
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
Birdsong

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
 
Bedroom colour blocked zones in gold and honey shades
Gold-y blocks

Make your bedroom just right with zones in honey-ish hues and other shades... more
A Mediterranean-styled table
Lets do lunch

A Mediterranean-styled table on your deck, or in your backyard... more
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
Timber!

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
Tropical patterned planters
Tropical patterned planters

Use bold patterns and colours to create your own leafy outdoor oasis... more
A Memphis setting
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
Abstract graphic headboard
Make it shine

Create your own abstract graphic headboard with a simple stencil and metallic paint... view
Child's play
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
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
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
Install some bathroom wooden shutters
Bathroom shutters

Freshen up an old villa bathroom with a pair of revamped window shutters... more
Paint your garage wall
Garage wall

Smarten up a tired garage wall with bold new coat of paint... more
How to paint a lava lamp
Lava lamp

Go retro and turn a plain white lava lamp into a colourful feature... more
Build a bird feeder for your garden
Bird feeder

Create a handy bird feeder to attract feathered friends into your garden... more
Paint a metal gate
Metal gate

Transform a drab metal gate into a bright focal point... more
Paint a feature wall
Feature wall

Transform a plain wall into a bold feature using Resene Paua... more
Paint wardrobe doors
Wardrobe doors

Inject a bit of colour into a plain set of wardrobe doors... more
Repaint your radiator heater
Radiator

It’s easy to freshen up a chipped and tired radiator... more
Paint a fence
Painted fence

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

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

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

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

It’s easy to create this simple blue succulent trough... more
Paint a terracotta pot
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
Concrete pad

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

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

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

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

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

Create this colourful indoor pot plant holder with a little bit of help from Resene... more
Paint a corrugated iron fence
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
Berry planter box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s easy to spruce up an old wooden front gate... view
aint a planter box
Paint a planter box

Give a new lease of life to an old wooden planter box... view
Shed wall
Shed wall

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

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

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

Brighten up a plain wooden gate... view
How to repaint a shed roof
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
Plastic planter

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

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

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

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

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

How to replace a rotten wooden shed window... view
painted plant pot stand
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
Raised beds

Refresh painted wooden garden boxes... view
Terracotta paving
Terracotta paving

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

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

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

Make a storage crate... view
Make a house number
House number

Create this cool classic house number... view
Blackboard clock
Blackboard clock

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create a sophisticated contemporary look for a lounge feature wall with a two-tone combination... view
Revamp your kitchen with paint
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
Wood grain mirror

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Build this handy MDF storage box with instant chalkboard label using cool Resene colours... view
Paint an iron fence
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
Wine bottle rack

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

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

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

Create this handy kitchen memo board and spruce up your kitchen with cool Resene colours... view
Paint terracotta pots to decorate your garden with your kids
Potting glitz

This painting project will bring colour and sparkle to your outdoors... more
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
Mid-century chair styled 2 ways
Country kid or Modern town

Alex Fulton styles one piece with two colourways… more
Black and white, Mondrian looks
Dramatic monochromatic or Mondrian inspired

Alex Fulton styles one piece with two colourways... more
Wintery looks
Neutral looks or All the greens

Alex Fulton styles one piece with two colourways... more
Cosy winter looks
Comfort zone or Down to earth

Alex Fulton styles one piece with two colourways... more
Revitalise a plant stand
Revitalise a plant stand

Crafting the perfect indoor solution for your greenery... more
Revamp an old light fitting
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
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 vintage nesting tables
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
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

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