Five DIY projects inspired by warm days, trends, and sustainability

Five DIY projects inspired by warm days, trends, and sustainability

Warmer days beckon with the buds of a new season full of color and new beginnings. With the onset of summer, the avid DIYer or beginner will begin to feel sparks of renewed motivation to connect odd jobs that have been languishing during the winter months, as well as tackle new ideas.

We’ll say it again. A little paint and a fresh color will transform a major space inside or outside your home and for the latest trends, products and smart sustainable ideas, turn to Resene.

Here are five charming and super affordable little projects to change up any do-it-yourself sleepy juices.

A greenhouse is a great addition to your outdoor area for growing your favorite plants that need extra protection from the elements.  The greenhouse interior is painted with a resin fringe flower.

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A greenhouse is a great addition to your outdoor area for growing your favorite plants that need extra protection from the elements. The greenhouse interior is painted with a resin fringe flower.

Recycled glass house

Do you want to have a new shiny and perfect glass house for your neighbor? Show them a thing or two about sustainability by building your own using reclaimed wood and windows finished in Resene Eighth Black White. Simply attach it to an existing fence or back wall for added security and garden space saving. You will need training.

View the full project here.

did you know?

Eager to experiment with darker colors on your home’s exterior but worried about drawing in more heat in the summer? Are you shy about adding some dramatic flair to your garden deck? Resene CoolColors are engineered using the latest technology to reflect more heat than standard color and will not only reduce stress on the paint and substrate, but also reduce surface temperature. Discover more

Crafts for kids, big and small

Don’t forget to involve the little humans when you’re busy around the house. This cute potato plant pot as a print button uses fresh resin paint and potatoes to create a stunning geometric pattern. Print pretty patterns on linen to cover up boring plant pots for a vibrant and individual upgrade. This is also a great gift for any green-fingered family and friends.

View the full project here.

Here is a simple arts and crafts project that will keep kids big and small entertained all day long. Make these adorable wooden airplanes, crocodiles, and buses out of old wooden clothespins, ice pop sticks, and Resene test pots. You will also need some paper buttons, glue and stray.

View the full project here.

Create your own strawberry planter painted in Resene Forest Green, Resene Green House, Resene Caper and Resene Red Berry.

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Create your own strawberry planter painted in Resene Forest Green, Resene Green House, Resene Caper and Resene Red Berry.

DIY strawberry planter

Get organized early for the next strawberry season or use this plant as a great, versatile option for the summer months, especially if you’re limited on space in your garden. Because it takes advantage of vertical space, the tiered planter is great for small gardens or patios and is especially useful for plants with shallow root systems, such as herbs, lettuce, and strawberries (these are best planted in fall and early winter). Take care to keep the plants well hydrated; Planters can dry out quickly.

Antique seed box

Tired of buying packages of seeds, full of ambition, and leaving them in a random spot in the house where they stay, redundant and forgotten, until they come out of the shade after planting season is over? (We’ve all done this!). NZ Gardener magazine DIY expert Jacob Leaf shows us how to store and preserve seeds in a sustainable way using this vintage box made from an old pallet.

Leaf also uses paint in clever ways, applying vintage label writing to the top and using green Resene FX Chalkboard paint on both lids to create a reusable writing surface for seed grading.

View the full project here.

A seed box is a great way to store and preserve your seeds.  This seed box (pictured) is painted in Resene Parsley and Resene Turbo.

Jacob Leaf

A seed box is a great way to store and preserve your seeds. This seed box (pictured) is painted in Resene Parsley and Resene Turbo.

Paint the garden red (or yellow)

In addition to weatherboards and fences, a range of paint colors and stains will inject life into outdoor decks and garden decks. Whatever project you’re dealing with, Resene has a product for you.

its color: two layers of Lumbersider resin Low Sheen will brighten your fence, deck, outdoor furniture, or walls in no time. The Resene Lumbersider Low Sheen is available in thousands of colors of the Resene Total Color System and you can also get it in a wide range of colors in handy Resene test pots.

Refresh your roof: Revive a faded roof and boost its defense against the elements to boot it up Resin peak capMade with UV-resistant pigments and strong acrylic polymers to give a long-lasting finish to any surface, new and old.

Give tired wood surfaces a new lease of life with Resene Woodsman Decking Oil Stain.

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Give tired wood surfaces a new lease of life with Resene Woodsman Decking Oil Stain.

Refresh your deck: Give tired wood surfaces a new lease of life Woodsman’s Resin Dressing Oil. If you prefer a light oiled look, Resin for furniture and decoration oil Quick and easy to apply. For new or weathered quilla and other exotic hardwoods, use it Resene Kwila Timber Stain.

Out: Giving walkways and steps a fresh coat of paint will enhance your home’s street cred. Try Walking resin Paving coating or penetrating the surface of concrete or masonry and enhancing its natural strength, with Resin concrete pigment.

Control yourselfAvailable in a low-gloss finish and a subtle tint to complement your existing decor, inside and out. Non-slip resin surface and track It has a comfortable grain texture that will make crowded areas safer and more non-slip.

plant itTextured, colour-brushed, plated or stained: get creative with Resene Test Utensils that are suitable for them Promotion of gardeners Without getting stuck in extra liters of paint.

Ask a resin coating expert

If you’re full of ideas but need a little help getting started choosing the right paint or stain for your project, turn to the Resene Paint Expert for free advice anytime. Just share your renovation or decorating question with a file Resin paint expert online and include photos where possible to get the best possible advice.

For more inspiration, see hundreds of step-by-step project ideas at Resin site Or to speak to a Resene expert for expert advice and tips, visit your relatives Resin Color Shop.

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