Give new life to this tired old bedside table by converting into a fun play oven for children to have endless hours of fun ‘cooking’ meals for their family and friends.
Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Herring - Project 34
You will need: Resene Lustarcryl paint in colour Morning Glory (500ml), Resene Blackboard paint in Black, Resene testpot paint in colour Candy Floss, Resene Quick Dry Sealer Undercoat (500ml), painters tape, paint brush large and small, Mini roller, contract filler, long metal handle (approx 200mm long for the oven door), cup hooks x 3, wooden drawer handles (round) x4, (our bedside table came with two wooden drawer handles and we found another two that had been removed from another project) magnetic catch, screw driver and drill.
Suggested tips and tricks: You can add a shelf inside the oven by attaching timber runners to each side and use a cooling rack as the oven rack. Drawer can be used to store play food and utensils. You can use old scratched CD’s or DVD’s as your elements – paint with two coats of blackboard paint and glue using no more nails to the top of the bedside table. If you have two bedside tables you could create a kitchen sink in the top of one bedside table – use a jig saw to cut out a hole and drop in a lipped stainless steal mixing bowl or dog food bowl. And screw on an old tap.
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.