Weekend projects

Wanting to tackle a project at your place but only have a weekend to spare? Resene and Mark Rayner have joined forces to provide projects suitable for DIYers to tackle over a weekend. We’ll be adding new projects approximately monthly so keep an eye out for new projects to try.

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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 with a clean matching finish... 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 of subtle Resene colours... 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

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 Resene colours... 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
#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 - brighten up the kids playroom with vivid primary Resene colours.... 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
Other projects
Shelves made from painted crates
Crate shelves

Build these shelves... view
Spill art
Spill art

Create your own masterpiece... view
Resene Blackboard PaintChalk labelling
Getting creative with Resene Blackboard Paint... view
Little Treasures trash to treasures projects
Easily made child's market stall
Market stall

She will love this cute easily made stall...view
Kids can camp for the afternoon in this cute home-made tent
DIY Tee Pee

It’s summer, and that means camping, perhaps on the back lawn... view
DIY kid's kitchen
DIY kid's kitchen

What’s cookin’? Anything your junior chef can dream up...view
Convert an old bookcase to a doll's house
DIY dolls house

Turn an old, unwanted bookcase into this cute multi-level doll’s house...view
DIY Toolbench for kids
DIY toolbench

Instil the DIY spirit in your kids with this tool bench... view
Projects from Your Weekend magazine
      Children's furniture is easily revived and refreshed using Resene paints
Colour me new

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

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
Colour blocking

Jazz up your home with blocks of solid colour ... view
Projects from Abode magazine
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

Colourful nest

A set of vintage nesting tables are given a new lease on life... view
Upcycle a timber pallet into a coffee table
New lease of life

Upcycle a timber pallet into a delightful coffee table... more
Updating old wooden chairs
Seated style

Old wooden dining chairs are given a modern look... 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
Projects from Homestyle magazine
Courtyard project
Courtyard project

How to create coloured and textured effects for your planters... view
Paint and peel wall hanging
Paint and peel
Use this simple technique, paint and peel, and make a wall hanging... view
Create a space for active play with Resene paints
Child's play

Creating a space for active play is easy with magnetic, chalk and write-on varieties of paint... view
Create your own abstract graphic headboard with a simple stencil and metallic paint
Make it shine

Create your own abstract graphic headboard with a simple stencil and metallic paint... view
Duck decoy painting project from NZ Hunter magazine
Duck decoy painting
Duck decoy painting

Article courtesy of
www.nzhunter.co.nz see also www.facebook.com/NZHunterMagazine
Room decorating and art ideas from Littlies magazine

Stack, store & play

Anyone for a game of noughts and crosses? These cut and colourful storage cubes offer plenty of playtime too... view

Under the sea

Breathe new life into an old set of drawers with colour and creatures from the ocean... view

Summer days

Celebrate summer with these outdoor projects for littlies that are sure to brighten your backyard… view

Starry night headboard

Starry nights - transform an old wooden cot or headboard into these bright and colourful creations... view

Into the woods

Transform your child's bedroom into something they are sure to love for years to come... view

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