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.
Retro kitchen artworkTake retro inspiration from old kitchen utensils that you can no longer use and turn them into art... view
Paint a kids stoolTake two well-loved preschool stools and revive them with a fun and sweet-themed makeover... view
Paint a hat box
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor, with a tribal twist... view
Paint a toy trolley
Wooden toys are sturdy and long lasting – but sometimes they need a coat or two of paint... view
Paint a vase
Brighten up a beige pottery vase with a bold new colour and a fun confetti pattern... view
Cane tableUpdate an old cane table with on trend colour and a fun paint technique... view
Paint Plastic pot
Take two boring brown plastic tubs/pots and brighten them up with some bold colour blocking... view
Paint a jar
Paint and distress some old preserving jars, for decorative use in your home... view
Paint an easel
Update a worn out old kid’s easel with some texture, bright pink paint and a magnetic blackboard... view
Give two old wooden stools a nautical-style new look with bright, bold colour and pattern... view
Update an old wooden serving tray into a beautiful home for jewellery and trinkets... view