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Luxurious retreat

Resene Metallic Blast Grey 1 bathroom cabinetThis renovation was a 'home handyman' project undertaken by Rachael's husband Tony. The brief was 'luxurious retreat', with rich tones and a feeling of opulence (why shouldn't the owners of the house be spoilt?!).

When they stripped back previous layers of wallpaper (there were a few!) the walls were in very poor condition. This led to the first decision to use Anaglypta wallpaper above the villa board.

When it came to colour Rachael and Tony were not afraid to be bold. They chose Resene Obelisk from Resene Metallics and special effects range (2014) for the walls which look spectacular either day or night. With gorgeous dimmer lights at night the shimmer on the walls is stunning! The vanity unit was the style, but not the colour they were after. This was remedied by sanding, prepping and painting in Resene Metallic Blast Grey 1 for a dark, shimmery, luxurious finish.

The end result is spectacular and the finished renovation is the perfect retreat they were after. The Resene Special Effects range was perfect to meet the luxurious brief, and offered an opulence that couldn't be achieved with a standard paint.


Resene Metallic Obelisk

Resene Metallic Blast Grey 1 cabinet

Walls Vanity unit
Resene Obelisk
Resene Obelisk

Resene Blast Grey 1
Resene Blast Grey 1

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Thanks to Rachael and Tony.



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