Update an old cane stool with fresh paint and new fabric.
Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Herring - Project 10
You will need: Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel paint in Resene Coast, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat (500ml), Sander or rough grit sandpaper, Scissors, Staple gun and staples, Suitable fabric for the cushion (Sarah used a standard sized cushion cover), Testpot brush.
Tips and tricks: If you want to introduce an extra colour, you can mask partway around the stool legs and paint a second colour so that the stool legs look like they have been dipped in paint.
Upcycling for Good
You can find a huge range of treasures, from ornaments and picture frames, to furniture and toys at your local Salvation Army store that you can easily upcycle with a little Resene paint and some imagination.
"Our Family Stores are full of treasures generously donated by members of the public. We value these donations and try our hardest to re-purpose and sell as much as possible. We’re all about re-using and recycling, so teaming up with Resene on Upcycling for Good was a perfect match. Resene’s products and tips are a natural fit with our pre-loved furniture and accessories, which are usually great quality but could sometimes do with a lick of paint to ensure they fly off the shelves.
Each year, nationally, our stores save 16,000 tonnes from landfill. This initiative increases the value of the donated product, improves the range of goods for our customers, and furthers The Salvation Army’s mission and Resene’s community activity.” Gareth Marshall, The Salvation Army's National Family Store Manager.
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