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Mark Rayner comes up with a crafty double-banger, a storage and memo board.

You will need: Garden tools, paintbrushes, including an artists’ brush, pencil, screwdriver, paint stirrer, sandpaper, panel of 22mm plywood, ours measured 600mm x 1200mm, hanging brackets with screws, Resene no. 4 roller and paint tray. Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat. Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Sail and Resene Aviator. Resene Write-on Wall Paint.

Top tip: Always use whiteboard markers to write on the memo board and a whiteboard eraser or soft cloth to clean it.

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Step 1 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 1
Lightly sand the plywood panel and apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry, allowing two hours to dry.

Step 2 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 2
Apply two coats of Resene Sail to the plywood panel, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 3 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 3
Place the garden tools on the painted panel in the position they will eventually hang and trace around each tool with a pencil.

Step 4 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 4
Use an artists brush to paint the tool shapes with Resene Aviator, as shown.

Step 5 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 5
Continue until all the shapes are painted and allow to dry for two hours. Apply a second coat. Allow to dry for two hours.

Step 6 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 6
Mix both parts of Resene Write-on Wall Paint, according to instructions, and stir with a paint stirrer. Leave to stand for five minutes.

Step 7 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 7
Apply two coats of Resene Write-on Wall Paint using the paint roller, applying evenly and in one direction. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 8 how to make a a storage and memo board

Step 8
Screw the hanging brackets into position, as shown, and screw or nail the storage panel to shed or garage inside wall. Wait 48 hours before writing on the board.

 
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