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memories are made of this

From Habitat magazine - issue 17

Take one special image and use it to inspire a memory board for your photos and memorabilia.

Mood board

You will need:

To start: Choose your favourite image and upload it to the Resene Colour Palette Generator at to create your colour scheme, or use the new Resene ColourMatch app for iPhone or Android.

How to make a memory board:

Moodboard supplies
Step 1
Step 1:  Using the lightest of the colours, give the entire board one coat of paint. Using the other colours, paint each ‘board’ a different colour leaving some in the base colour or in sections as we have done, again leaving some in the base colour. Don’t worry if it looks a little patchy; you want an aged look anyway.
Step 2
Step 2:  Sand back the topcoat colours for a distressed effect. Use a sanding block and sandpaper, pull the block in one or two firm strokes along the boards. Don’t worry if you get it wrong as you can just repaint another topcoat and sand again.
Step 3
Step 3:  Paint the framing timber in the lighter basecoat. Measure to fit the sides (it will sit on top), and mitre the corners.
Step 4
Step 4:  Fix to the top of the board using liquid nails. Clamp if necessary while drying.

styling: Sharon Newey and Lisa Morton
crafting: Philippe Morin
pictures: Tony Brownjohn

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