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Colour for Coral’s playhouse
07 Feb 2019
A memorial playhouse for Coral Burrows has had a colourful facelift, thanks to a creative mother at the school where the playhouse lives.
The playhouse was built in memory of Coral at South Featherston School in Wairarapa. Years later, Rochelle Connell, whose son now goes to the school, thought it would be nice to give the playhouse a bright new look, to honour Coral’s bubbly personality.
Rochelle asked her mother, Resene colour controller Dianne Connell, to help out, with Resene donating the paints used for the playhouse. Mother and daughter spent a week during Christmas painting up the geo-look sun and hills, using a paint by numbers approach as well as lots of masking tape.
The Memorial Playhouse, built in honour of Coral Burrows, was painted in Resene Sea Fog with trims in Resene Baltic Sea. The design was painted using Resene testpots in Resene Permanent Green, Resene Parsley, Resene Paddock, Resene Spanish Green, Resene Pumice, Resene Moonbeam, Resene Black, Resene Buttercup, Resene Galliano, Resene Cream Can and Resene Broom.
The stylised mountains represent the surrounding South Wairarapa hills, while the sun is to help everyone who sees the playhouse to stay positive. The silhouette of the little girl is to represent Coral, holding a balloon in her favourite colour.
See more about the playhouse and its meaning to the community by visiting the South Featherston School facebook page here.