Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84Resene Quarter Moonbeam Resene Lola Resene Hawkes Blue Resene Half Silver Chalice DIY to your door Julie Stuart’s clever kits give our DIY aspirations a nudge. T here are plenty of clever people using Resene paints to decorate and enhance their products. And then there’s the Julie Stuart way of doing things. Instead of making the finished product, she encourages others to exercise their creative muscles by selling DIY kits and projects for a range of stunning pieces. Striped painted baskets, patterned placemats, wood bead wall hangings – Julie is always coming up with new DIY ideas for her Clever Poppy brand. As a self-confessed décor, trend and DIY junkie, Julie started Clever Poppy as a way to build a career doing something she loves. With her days of practicing law behind her, it’s also a great way for her to strike a work-life balance and be a mum to new baby Piper and toddler Harvey. Including Resene testpots in the DIY kits was a no- brainer. Says Julie: “The testpots are the perfect option because they are small for one-off projects, easy to send and fantastic quality for home décor projects. I just love how many options there are colour-wise. I can think up pretty much any colour palette I want, and I’ll be able to find Resene paints to suit.”The colours Julie loves working with at the moment are soft pastels mixed in with moody shades like grey, mustard and purple. Some of her favourites are Resene Hawkes Blue, Resene Lola and Resene Half Silver Chalice. It can take months for Julie to develop ideas for the DIY kits. The biggest time investment is in the testing stage, making sure that the concept and instructions are as fool-proof as possible, so that everyone who makes the kit has a great experience. She’s obviously doing it right, receiving many messages from happy customers showing her what they’ve made. “A lot of my audience also love the concept of doing a project together with their kids.” The most popular Clever Poppy items have been the downloadable DIY Woven Wall Hanging, the DIY Watercolour Art Kit and DIY Copper Magazine Rack Kit. Not one to stop still, the coming year will see Julie launch more downloadable tutorials. “I think this will be a great option for people who would love some direction but want a bit of freedom in terms of which supplies to use.” She will also be sharing décor and styling ideas from her recent nursery makeover, and will launch more DIY kits.  For more creative people like Julie, see Above and left: Julie and some of her popular DIY ideas: striped baskets, triangle placemats and decorative beads. For more see some of Julie’s favourite colours colourful people 21