b'bright ideas for kidsI n a nation surrounded by ocean, chances are that if you dont own a boat yourself you probably know someone else who does. And as kids young and old wait in bated anticipation for the next Americas Cup competition, the excitement for all things sailing is especially heightened right now. Translate that enthusiasm into a fun and graphic room theme anchored with favourite Resene paint colours, Resene Sea Fog, Resene Explorer, Resene Tangaroa, Resene Raging Bull, Resene Pirate Gold, Resene Half Black White and Resene Black.ReseneMake waves Pirate GoldThis stylised wave wall is easy to achieve. Start with an aptly named canvas with two basecoats of Resene Sea Fog. Once dry, measure two thirds of the way up yourResenewall and draw a line across using a pencil and a level.Raging BullThen, line up an overturned dinner plate with one corner and the top of the pencil mark and draw a circle aroundit.ContinuedrawingcirclesnexttooneReseneanother all the way along your line. Next, use an eraserSea Fogto remove the bottom half of every other circle and theGussy it up with garlandtop half of each one in between so that you end upDecorate your childs room with one of these adorable garlands by draping with a wavy line. Use this as your guide for painting. Tothemacrosstheirheadboard,alongthetopoftheirwindowframeor get a clean edge, use a wide high-quality paintersabove their desk.brushone with plenty of bristlesto fill in yourFor the block garland, mask off areas of 35mm3 balsawood blocks and paint curveswithReseneExplorerandworkslowly.on your flag designs using Resene testpots in Resene Tangaroa, Resene Pirate FeatheringthebottomedgesofyourbrushstrokesGold, Resene Raging Bull, Resene Half Black White and Resene Black using the downward will help keep your painted finish smooth.same approach as the flag dresser. Once the paint has dried, drill holes through Then, fill in the remainder of your wall with a roller.the centre of one face of each block and string them together with cotton cord. Onceyourfirstcoathasdried,applyyoursecondThen, knot the cord on each side of the blocks to keep them in place.topcoat. If youre a whizz with nautical knots or know how to macram, you can make this buoy garland out of natural cotton string and paper mch or Flag it down polystyrene balls painted in two coats of Resene Raging Bull. smooth Starting with two basecoats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Half Black White, use high-quality paintersResenemasking tape, a testpot brush and Resene testpotsExplorerin Resene Tangaroa, Resene Pirate Gold and Resene Raging Bull to create the look of nautical flags onResene ReseneHalf Black Blackdresserdrawers.WedecidedtopaintarandomWhiteassortment of flags that we liked the look of, but since each flag represents a letter of the alphabet, you could even spell out your childs name or a secret message!Work on one colour at a time and apply two coats sailing Above: Upper wall in Resene Sea Fog,before removing the tape. Allow the paint to dry fully before moving on to your next colour.lower wave wall in Resene Explorer,Put a ring on ittimber floor in Resene Colorwood MidAdd additional charm to your childs nautical themed Greywash, pendant lamp and DIY life preserver in Resene Raging Bull, dresser inroom with a rustic, ropey life preserver. Starting with a Resene Tangaroa, Resene Raging Bull,paper mch or polystyrene wreath form, wrap the Resene Pirate Gold, Resene Half Blackentire surface in thick cotton rope, tacking it down White, bedside table in Resene Half Blackwith hot glue as you go and tucking in the ends. Then,Find full instructions Try these easy decorating ideas White and Resene Tangaroa, large plantcover the entire surface in two coats of paint using afor each of these projects at pot in Resene Tangaroa, lidded basket and for a nautical-inspired kids space. small pot in Resene Pirate Gold, lidded dishtestpot in Resene Raging Bull. Finally, create a ring ofwww.habitatbyresene.com/tips/nautical-crafts and vase in Resene Raging Bull. Pillowcasesrope thats a few centimetres larger and bind it to the and duvet cover from Citt, throw andoutside of your wreath at 12, 3, 6 and 9 oclock andor check out the videos on habitat TV at ReseneResene ColorwoodTangaroa Mid Greywash blue cushion cover from H&M Home. tack down the ends of each section with hot glue. www.habitatbyresene.com/habitat-tv. 58 59'