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Readers’ Roundup: November 2019 Edition

26 Nov 2019

Now that summery weather is finally upon us, it’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of those projects that have been gnawing away at you. These three reader submitted projects are bound to inspire you to grab a brush and get to work.

Coromandel build causes quite a colourful stir

A new build in Coromandel Town by Ray Courtney Builders has been capturing plenty of attention and buzz with its unique, industrial design and pop of colour.

Visitors to the build site have noted the wild use of colour around the windows, which immediately commands attention. Space around the windows has been painted with Resene Black, Resene Adrenalin, Resene Curious Blue, Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Broom. The bold, neon colours are a welcome addition to the industrial look, used minimally to great effect.

The home’s interior has also been given the Resene touch, with Resene Aquaclear Satin on the plywood in the kitchen and enclosed deck area.

This feature exterior wall by Ray Courtney Builders is brightened up by Resene Black, Resene Adrenalin, Resene Curious Blue, Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Broom.

The Resene colours used don’t overwhelm the new build, which features elements of natural wood that work with the property’s gorgeous views.

Pippa’s chic kitchen floor

After her kitchen floor’s skim coat had discoloured in parts, Pippa decided it was the perfect opportunity to create a brand new luxe look.

Using a stencil decoration, Pippa painted a delicate floral design in Resene Quarter Gravel, followed by two coats of Resene Qristal Clear for a hardwearing finish. We think her lacy results are simply exquisite.

Stencil and border are painted in Resene Quarter Gravel, with two topcoats of Resene Qristal Clear for a glossy finish.

Somewhere over the rainbow

For nine-year-old Luca and six-year-old Alfie, a school garden art project gave them the chance to prove artistic flair runs in the family. Their proud mum recently shared photos of the boys’ colourful Wizard of Oz-inspired characters made from terracotta pots painted with Resene testpots.

The works were judged on effort and the child’s own work, and it seems the panel were quite taken with these pot men. For his tin man in Resene Stack and lion in Resene Jambalaya, Luca’s work received high commendation while Alfie earned third place for his scarecrow in Resene Sweet Corn and Resene Malibu and his witch in Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Black.

Luca’s tin man painted in Resene Stack.

Alfie’s witch painted in Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Black, earned him third place.

Alfie’s scarecrow in Resene Sweet Corn and Resene Malibu.

Luca’s lion is a roar-some work of art in Resene Jambalaya.