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Readers’ Roundup: January 2020 Edition

14 Jan 2020

With a new year finally upon us, we’re feeling inspired to put into action some of those projects that have been hanging over our heads for a while now. Get inspired to roll up your sleeves and create something new this weekend thanks to these clever reader-submitted ideas.

Dying tree is given new life with Resene paint

Taupo-based Gordon Collier knows a thing or two about creating beautiful gardens. A renowned horticulturist, writer, garden designer of the iconic Titoki Garden near Taihape and recipient of an Associate of Honour for the NZ Institute of Horticulture, he’s still proving his creative genius and garden knowledge at 85 years young.

When a tree on his property appeared to have died, Gordon decided to make the best of a bad situation – by painting it in Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene East Bay. The colour, he notes, was chosen to match a part of his house, creating a lovely sculptural effect. Funnily enough, after painting the tree, it ended up springing back to life, and is now both a thriving and eye-catching feature.

Gordon’s now-thriving tree is painted in Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene East Bay.

This reader’s colourful car is a labour of love

Some cars stand out more than others, and after putting countless hours of blood, sweat and tears into this open single seat rendition of a 1950s race car, it’s finally road ready and looking great to boot.

After getting past some mechanical issues, the owners (with help from friends) sought out the advice of the Resene team to get it ready for the bright and bold coating. Prepped with Resene Armourcote 221 brushing epoxy primer and finished with Resene Uracryl 403 urethane acrylic gloss tinted to Resene Turbo, this classic vehicle is looking mighty fine.

This labour of love is prepped with Resene Armourcote 221 brushing epoxy primer and finished with Resene Uracryl 403 urethane acrylic gloss tinted to Resene Turbo.

NZ’s smallest bookshop given a mighty big colour boost

Ruth Dalley, owner of New Zealand’s smallest bookshop, has given her quaint store a colourful makeover thanks to some bold Resene testpots.

“The testpot size was just perfect for what I wanted to paint,” says Ruth, who wanted vibrant colours and paint that would stand any conditions.

The colourful result has locals and tourists frequently snapping photos of the bookshop, impressed by the bright and welcoming colours.

Down posts painted in Resene Adrenalin, door in Resene Bright Red, walls in Resene Chalet Green, window and door frames in Resene Hullabaloo and fence in Resene Olive Green.

If you’ve used Resene paints, stains, wallpapers or colours in creative ways we’d love to hear from you. Email photos and information to [email protected].  We look forward to hearing from you!