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From Habitat magazine - issue 09, hey habitat


Racing car colour

Max has a new racing car bed, made and painted in Resene Aviator painted by his mum Jennifer Duder.
- Matt Duder

Race car bed

Haute couture paint

Just thought you would like to see a wearable artwork made out of Resene testpots which were dried on glass then peeled off and sewn onto organza. Also used are colour samples, brushes and a paint can. The art received a highly commended in the Wearable Arts competition.
- Larni Gordon-Stables

Wearable art

A sunny solution

My wife and I had been searching for an economical way to finish the surface of our two patios. Going into your Botany Downs ColorShop and finding a possibility, in Resene Concrete Stain, we decided to experiment. Both patios were sandblasted, then I painted the smaller patio with terracotta which presented a good result. We decided that it would be too red for the larger patio and this led to further experimentation with a sunray design. This was done in January 2008 and it has withstood the elements well. We are extremely satisfied with the final result and we have recommended your product to many people.
- Theo Blaauw

Patio finish
Patio finish

And handy wallpaper

Instead of wallpaper I was going to paint a pattern on the wall. I chose several different colours to try out and started drawing the pattern but gave up because it was too complex. We had family coming to visit, including two children Leon and Rosa (pictured) so it seemed like a fantastic opportunity to involve them in something more exciting and memorable. I don’t think we can ever paint over the wall now – the circle of hands is much better. It’s fantastic to have testpots available. I’m now trying to think of something else for all the other young and (older) family members to do.
- Keri Davis-Miller

The winning letter - congratulations!

Kids wallpaper

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