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July 2003 finalist

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - July 2003 finalist

Sue McGuinness from Eltham, Taranaki, had an ingenious way of choosing exterior villa colours - it's won her this month's prize of $500 of Resene vouchers.

Villa selection

Keen to get her exterior colour scheme right, Sue McGuinness used Resene test-pots to paint several enlarged photocopies of snapshots she'd taken. Sue used Resene Splash on the weatherboards, Resene Rhino on the architraves and fretwork, Resene Tussock on the front bargeboard and the window frames and Resene Putty on the verandah posts and floor. Sue's hardest decision was choosing between blue Resene Rhino and burgundy Resene Lonestar, which she used instead on the empty Resene paint buckets now filled with plants. For her cow planters she used Resene Tussock and Resene Rhino. Sue also used Resene Rhino on the fence and her folk art talents to decorate her letterbox.

"The house has turned out even better than I anticipated,"she says.

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