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Colour home finalist

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Mar 2009 finalist

Scott and Sharlene Woolston knew they had a lot of work on their hands when they bought this Hamilton home for their family three years ago.

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“At the time it seemed like such a huge project,” says Sharlene, “but we both fell in love with the place.”

They started renovations in the kitchen, completing each room before starting on the next, so family life with George, 6, Oscar, 4, and Luca, 1, wouldn’t be too disrupted.

They have used Resene Bianca for the base interior colour for the walls. “This was hard for me,” says Sharlene, “as I absolutely love colour, but Scott (a DIY genius) insisted that white was the perfect base and we could have some serious fun adding colour.”

  • The couple have now renovated their boys’ bedroom, creating a “play” area. “We painted the room’s wooden floors.
  • Scott watered down the colours to give a distressed look and finished them with a Resene polyurethane finish.”
  • Scott has put his furniture-maker skills to work, custom-making beds and tables.

Sharlene says they had great fun using a whole bunch of Resene testpots to decorate a chest of drawers in George’s and Oscar’s bedroom, tying in well with the floorboards and curtain material.

In the hallway, Scott and Sharlene have boldly painted stripes on a feature wall. They experimented with paint on a piece of board first to decide on the colour combination.

Left: Interior walls Resene Bianca Floors Resene Bright Red, Gorse, Sulu and Anakiwa.

Left:This table is ideal for homework and painting. Left Scott’s DIY skills with furniture. Right: Bold highlights for the feature wall.

Zippy stripes

Stripes can be a neat effect for a room, allowing you to use colour combinations.

Paint one colour over the whole area and allow to dry. To create stripes, place low tack masking tape along the edge where you want the stripe to go.

Ensure the tape is well pushed down on the edges. Paint the second colour over the exposed area and onto the taped area. Carefully remove the tape before the paint dries.

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