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Reader's Roundup: May 2020 Edition

08 Jun 2020

While stuck at home over the past month, Kiwis did what they do best and got stuck into projects around the home. We’ve rounded up a few of our reader’s projects that really wowed us this month.

Gretchen’s circus of arts

Using an abundance of Resene testpot colours, Gretchen Scott-Blyth used her time in lockdown to transform her garage doors into a circus mural. To help keep the neighbourhood kids entertained, Gretchen painted a character a day. It became a point of anticipation among the neighbourhood to see which circus act would be added to the story next. Among the numerous colours in the mural, you’ll find the celestial blue of Resene Governor Bay and bright pops of yellow in Resene Supernova.

Gretchen’s paintbrush didn’t stop at her garage doors, she also lent her artistic flair to transforming letterboxes with pretty paintings of ducks, boats, flowers and bees.

Alan and Rachel’s lockdown bedroom renovation

Rachael is the creative mind behind Hemingway Design, which specialises in interior design, event styling and home staging. Over lockdown she and her husband Alan, a tiler and owner of Alan Hemingway Tiling, rolled up their sleeves and tackled numerous room renovations around their home. One of the rooms that received the Hemingway Design treatment was their son Cooper’s room. With a Star Wars theme in mind, Rachel used Resene Black White for the walls and ceiling, Resene Nero for the striking black feature wall and Resene Grey Friars for the wardrobe doors.

Whitebait as you’ve never seen them

The members of A Supported Life have created a beautiful art installation on the edge of Henderson Creek. The colourful sculptures represent “the precarious plight of the inanga” (otherwise known as whitebait), says Anna Crichton.

Martin’s colourful well

Over the lockdown period Martin picked the brightest Resene testpot colours he could find to brighten up the well at the bottom of his garden. Now, there’s something to brighten up his day, even when it’s gloomy and rainy.

Estee’s daisies

Estee discovered a clever hack to ensure you have daisies in your garden all-year round – paint them! She picked out four smooth rocks and used Resene testpots to bring the daisies to life.