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Below are a collection of other inspiring projects completed by keen DIY'ers.

Click on a picture to find out more about the project or search the Gallery using the search function. If you’d like to submit your project into this decorating inspiration gallery we’d love to hear from you. Simply email information about your project and your images to Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

70's inspired caravan
A long road

A renovated 70's inspired caravan exterior... more
Painted lounge
Room by room

A black painted fence with stencil artwork... more
Painted furniture
Obsessed with painting

A collection of painted furniture projects from chairs to desks... more
Laundry room
Decorating bug

A freshly painted laundry room with a blue and white colour scheme... more
Painted floor artwork
No ordinary floor

This studio floor has been painted into a work of art... more
Play kitchen
Ready to play

A colourful painted play kitchen for your kids... more
Concrete paint effect
Coloured in concrete

This project uses a concrete paint effect on walls, furniture... more
Pressed tin ceiling
Return to elegance

An elegant pressed tin ceiling showcases the 1929 hall lights... more
Blue feature wall
Beauty in blue

A dark blue feature wall in Resene Indian Ink... more
Restored door

This door has been restored through Resene paints... more
Painted mirror project
Mirror mirror on the wall

Use Resene paints to restore antique mirrors... more
Play house
Home sweet home

A child's play house painted with Resene colours... more
Neutral laundry
Colour flow

A freshly painted neutral laundry in Resene Ecru White... more
Laundry room
Two times the charm

A bright newly made laundry room with a neutral colour scheme... more
Two times the charm
Two times the charm

A calming study with oak floors and white walls... more
Cuban style porch
Welcome in!

A colourful green and orange Cuban style porch... more
A bright and sunny laundry
Fresh eyes

Its always sunny in the laundry with Resene Half Turbo on the ceiling... more

Pretty in pink

The archway is painted in Resene Morning Glory and works so well... more
A fresh blue and white laundry room
Bit by bit

The laundry needed a fresher approach, achieved with Resene Escapade... more
A painted garage interior
On a colour journey

Outside the front fence and garage are painted Resene Tuna... more
Outside living room
Happy hour haven

They wanted to create a Mediterranean feel with the back deck... more
A fun coloured laundry room - teal!
Bright spot

Angie had free range to pick a fun colour for the laundry... more
Blackboard laundry doors
Daredevil inspired

The laundry doors are in Resene Blackboard Paint, perfect for lists... more
A rainbow coloured garage door
Making it her own

Jane painted a rainbow of colours on the side of her garage... more

Pretty in pink

With plans to turn the garage into an art gallery, it needed a makeover... more
A Spanish themed colour scheme for outside
Fresh eyes

Going full colour in the outdoor space; Resene Polo Blue pavers... more
A reading nook for the kids in the master bedroom
West inspiration

Kathrin’s project started with the idea of building a reading nook... more
A learning annex
Daredevil inspired

The downstairs oddly shaped ‘learning annex’ is really a mancave... more
Playroom feature wall
Boldly going with colour

The kids’ playroom is more neutral, using Resene Foundry.... more
Thunderbird HQ
Decisions decisions

They wanted the media room to be warming, calming... more
Fun with colour
Fun with colour

Bringing a dowdy fireplace to life with Resene Gold Dust... more
Lemons and limes in the kitchen
Lemons and limes in the kitchen

A bold colour selection would give the kitchen a good dose of fun... more
Thunderbird HQ
Thunderbird HQ - 50s Diner

A garage renovation to be proud of using Resene Spanish White and Resene Edgewater... more
Bright mudroom
Making a mudroom

Bright colours make this unused stairwell into a practical space... more
Colourful studio
Bursts of colour - studio door

Bright colours define doors in this house... more
A touch of colour
A touch of colour - studio

Resene Sea Green is used as the accent colour in the studio wing... more
Blackboard paint and wallpaper
Blackboard paint and wallpaper
Resene black and dark wallpaper used to dramatic effect... more
A touch of colour - studio
A touch of colour - studio wing

The colours in this room make it feel light, warm and bright... more
A dream home - painted pergola
Painted pergola

Resene Quarter Black White makes the pergola stand out... more
Floral mural - playroom
Floral mural - playroom

A floral garment inspired wall from your garden... more
Picturing a picket fence- name art
Picturing a picket fence - name art

Blue and grey hand painted letters... more
Picturing a picket fence- name art
Picturing a picket fence - name art

Resene Black White and Resene Aqua make up this wall art... more
A piece of the overall picture

Resene cinnamon makes a change to this deck... more
Red hallway
Entrance hallway makeover

A bright statement for a traditonal hallway... more
Neutral cottage laundry room
Cottage Laundry Room

Resene Parchment is teamed up with Resene Black White... more
Inspired by Japan wall art
Inspired by Japan

Resene Azure enhance the wall art and collectables... more
Painted sentinels
A home around a door
Sentinels’ standing guard out front painted with resene testposts... more
Colour from the basement up
Colour from the basement up

The basement is dressed up with a new colour selection... more
Ask an expert
Ask an expert

Resene online colour experts helped with this project... more
Paint effects make the space
Paint effects make the space

And make the object and art collection stand out... more
Painting Furniture
Painting furniture

Gives them a new lease of life in Resene black white... more
Painting furniture
Painting furniture / stencils
Give furniture a new lease of life with stencils... more
Black library
Library area

Resene Black makes the book colours jump out... more
A conservatory with Resene Terrazzo Paint Effects
A conservatory with a Resene terrazzo paint effect... more
Red laundry wall
Bold with brights

Resene Scrumptious laundry wall... more
Stained deck
Perfect deck

Resene Woodsman Equilibrium woodstain on deck and table... more
Green front door
Art meets colour

The bright green front door painted in Resene Koru... more
Bright yellow office
Bright office

This office has a Resene Wild Thing feature wall... more
Laundry feature wall
Laundry feature wall

A laundry with a Resene Fire Bush feature wall... more
 Blue stucco wall
Stucco wall

They painted the wall with Resene Moody Blue, a great backdrop colour... more
Green laundry room
Fresh laundry

Using Resene Summer Green and Resene Coconut Cream... more
Five Resene colours brighten this stairway
Colourful stairs

Five Resene colours brighten this stairway... more
Orange and white laundry
Resene Trinidad

Resene Trinidad and wallpaper brighten this funky laundry... more
Blue and white playroom
Fun playroom

Resene Double White Pointer and Resene Endorphin ceiling... more
Painted bookshelves
Blue bookshelves

The children's bookshelves, created from Ikea spice racks... more
Upcycling furniture
Upcycling furniture

New life to furniture in their apartment using Resene Riptide... more
Blue themed laundry
A blue theme

Resene Charlotte ties in with the kitchen to be more exciting... more
Splash of colour
Splash of colour

Resene Half Kumutoto on the ceiling and Resene Impromptu... more
Painted wall patterns in bedroom
His hobby room
His hobby room has random patterns and colours in blue and greys... more
A wetlands mural
Watertank art

A wetlands mural extends on this rural water tank... more
Grey stairs
Resene Traffic stairs

This porch and stairs have been refreshed with Resene Traffic... more
Distressed furniture
Distressed furniture

Kitchen with French provincial distressed furniture... more
Red and white French provincal door
French provincial
Barbecue shed is bold and bright in Resene Bonfire... more
Yellow art deco study
Art deco study

Resene Energy Yellow features in the study... more
Yellow art deco library
Art deco library

Library is vibrant with Resene Energy Yellow ... more
Orange library
Bold feature of Resene California on the walls... more
Blue and white playroom
Fresh playroom
Resene Curious Blue with Resene Half Pearl Lusta... more
Geometric theme
Geometric theme

Easy to do, outline the area with low-tack painter’s tape... more
Painted piano
Painted piano
Resene Moon Glow walls and Resene Half Baked piano... more
Stylish courtyard
A stylish courtyard
Resene Atoll and Resene Breaker Bay courtyard - a stunning entertaining space... more
Artist's studio
Artist's studio

Resene Sea Nymph and Resene Alabaster create warmth... more
Brick feature wall
Feature wall

A faux old English brick wall in the garden painted with Resene Hairy Heath... more
Green spare room
Office spare bedroom
An office/spare bedroom features Resene Koru... more
Colourful playroom
A playroom vibrant with Resene colours... more
Home office
Home office
A home office with bright colours against Resene Sea Fog walls... more
Stained fence
Resene Woodsman stain

Resene Woodsman Pitch Black stained wall... more
Bright dressing room
Dressing room
A bright dressing room with Resene Geraldine... more
Home office
A home office
Bold Resene Casal contrasts against white decals... more
Upcycled drawers
Resene Kitsch
The upcycled old drawers are artistically finished in Resene Kitsch... more
Purple and cream laundry
A smart laundry

A modern version of French Country with purple and creams... more
Black fence and pergola
Resene Bokara Grey

Walls, pergolas and fences are painted with Resene Bokara Grey... more
Home gym
Resene Quarter Friar Grey has made the house feel warmer... more
Blue indoor pool area
Resene Delta Blue
A large indoor pool features Resene Delta Blue walls... more
Red and white home office
A love of red
This stunning home office glows with Resene Pirate... more
Painted furniture
Painted furniture
A kitchen features a range of painted furniture including the fridge... more
Painted cabinet
Painted cabinet
Resene Double Perfect Taupe walls and striped wooden cabinet... more
TV room in Resene Cobblestone
TV room
TV room in Resene Cobblestone with Resene Tea ceiling... more
Pink home office
Home office
A bold and warm home office uses Resene Smitten to put a smile on your lips... more
White breakfast nook
Breakfast nook
Resene Double Alabaster in a breakfast nook... more
Neutral laundry
Resene Quarter Tea - now for the rest of the house... more
Green rumpus room
Rumpus room
A beachside feeling using Resene Shadow Green and Resene White... more
Spare bedroom
Study/spare bedroom
This features Resene Tasman and Resene Milk White... more
Painted garden beds
Garden beds
Garden beds with Resene Pipi with Resene Oiled Cedar wood stain glow... more
Dark blue fence
A Resene Aviator fence
A bright Resene Aviator fence matches the house trim... more
Gold home office
Home office
A home office with a Resene Gold Dust feature wall... more
Red and blue front door
Front door
Front door is painted with Resene Pohutukawa with Resene Aviator surrounds... more
Pretty nursery
Resene Dreamer and Resene Princess striped walls... more
Black fence
The fences and garden edging are stained with Resene Pitch Black... more
White home office
Home office
A home office is finished in Resene Quarter Napa... more
Painted letterbox
A uniquely designed and painted letterbox using Resene Climate... more
Bright red door
Resene Dynamite
Transforming their front door with Resene Dynamite... more
Colourful fence
Colourful fence
A colourful fence became a meet-the-neighbours project... more
Calming staircase colour scheme
The stairway is part of a calming colour scheme... more
A brightly painted cabinet in a child's room
Painted cabinet
A brightly painted cabinet in a child's room... more
Blue studio
 As this is a room for creativity they went with Resene Sail... more
White painted moulding
Painted moulding
Picture rails in all the rooms are ‘faux’, with the painted moulding fixed over the top... more

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