Refresh an old fashioned mail tray with a modern new look using the Resene Whites and Neutrals range.
Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Herring - Project 50
You will need: 1 x testpot brush and 2 x small detail brushes, a small piece of sandpaper, painter’s masking tape, scissors, Resene Quick Dry primer undercoat (smallest size is enough), Your choice of testpots, Sarah used Resene Whites & Neutrals testpots in: Resene Villa White, Resene Double Ash and Resene Masala.
Top tip: If you don’t have enough mail to fill this tray, reinvent it as a magazine holder, spice rack or use it to hold your favourite cookbooks. Paint the front panel in Resene Blackboard Paint and use it as a handy writing space.
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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