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Box up your memories with Resene Colour

30 Jun 2016

When Michele Powles started her new build in West Auckland, she didn’t imagine it would start a whole new business venture, but of course, that’s just what happened.

Born of a love of putting words and pictures in the same box and shaking them up, BoxBlocks, is art with an antique feel but with new timber design, in a range of Resene colours and finishes to suit any home.

Spurred on by a lust for colour, a love of quality products, and a desire to be gentle on the earth, Michele and her business partner came up with a selection of BoxBlocks timber poems, images, sayings and punctuation art. And you choose how much of you to inject.

In the YouCraft Range you can choose a design, choose a Resene paint palette from the five carefully curated ranges, learn paint effects with the handy tutorial sheets, and get creating. None of these pieces are the same, as you choose your colour arrangements and which effects you use on your design. 

The Naturals Range is an off the shelf option, in softer Resene stain finishes and Birch timber, and the Commissions and Snapshot Ranges allow you to capture something even more personal; be it your baby's birth details, a drawing by a child or a literal snapshot of your pet. Beautiful ideas for little kids, big kids, pet portraits, baby announcements, wedding presents and more.

And because everyone and every house is different, the Resene colour ranges allow you to build your own beautiful box for your own box and know that your walls are wearing something New Zealand made and truly special. Visit

The BoxBlocks pieces are shown here in Michele’s office against Resene Half White Pointer and Resene Blue Charcoal walls and piano.

Published: 30 Jun 2016