Upcycling for Good

                                  Upcycling for Good

                                  You can find a huge range of treasures, from ornaments and picture frames, to furniture and toys at your local Salvation Army store that you can easily upcycle with a little Resene paint and some imagination.

                                  "Our Family Stores are full of treasures generously donated by members of the public. We value these donations and try our hardest to re-purpose and sell as much as possible. We’re all about re-using and recycling, so teaming up with Resene on Upcycling for Good was a perfect match. Resene’s products and tips are a natural fit with our pre-loved furniture and accessories, which are usually great quality but could sometimes do with a lick of paint to ensure they fly off the shelves.

                                  Each year, nationally, our stores save 16,000 tonnes from landfill. This initiative increases the value of the donated product, improves the range of goods for our customers, and furthers The Salvation Army’s mission and Resene’s community activity.” Gareth Marshall, The Salvation Army's National Family Store Manager.

                                  Paint an hat with an custom design
                                  Paint a kids balance bike

                                  Update a balance bike with a colourful new look... more
                                  Paint an easel
                                  Ombre bedside drawers

                                  Use stain and colour to easily refresh a dated bedside drawer unit... more
                                  Paint an easle
                                  Paint an easel

                                  Transform an old wooden easel into a statement piece... more
                                  Boys treasure box
                                  Boys treasure box

                                  Turn an ordinary wooden gift box into a treasure chest!... more
                                  Paint a mirror with metallic paint for dramatic effect
                                  Painted mirror

                                  Add glam detail to a vintage mirror using metallic paint... more
                                  Colourful chalkboard
                                  Colourful chalkboard

                                  Turn an old kitchen tray into a useful and colourful chalkboard... more
                                  Make a noughts and crosses board game
                                  Board game

                                  Build your own board game for school holiday fun! Noughts and crosses... more
                                  Upcycle a retro coffee table
                                  Retro coffee table

                                  Refresh a retro coffee table without losing its character... more
                                  Paint a wine rack
                                  Paint a wine rack

                                  Update a plain old wine rack with some on-trend colour!.. view
                                  Make a space themed headboard
                                  Make a space themed headboard

                                  Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature... view
                                  Paint a vintage sideboard
                                  Paint an vintage sideboard

                                  Brighten up an old piece of furniture with some vibrant colour... view
                                  Paint a butlers table
                                  Paint a butlers table

                                  Update a retro butler’s table with a simple and classic makeover... view
                                  Make scrabble art
                                  Create scrabble art

                                  Repurpose some old Scrabble tiles and picture frames to create word art... view
                                  Paint a childs rocking horse
                                  Paint a child's rocking horse

                                  Take a classic rocking horse and modernise it with colour... view
                                  Make a pets basket
                                  Create a pet basket

                                  Give an old laundry basket new purpose by upcycling it into a pet basket... view
                                  Transform a wooden mail tray
                                  Transform a wooden mail tray

                                  Refresh an old fashioned mail tray with a modern new look... view
                                  Paint a terrazzo pot
                                  Paint a terrazzo pot

                                  Update a boring old plant pot with an on-trend terrazzo paint effect!... view
                                  Paint an school desk
                                  Paint a school desk

                                  Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature... view
                                  Furniture upcycle with wallpaper
                                  Upcycle furniture wallpaper

                                  Use colourful wallpaper samples to update a tired old piece of furniture easily... view
                                  Retro kitchen artwork
                                  Retro kitchen artwork

                                  Take retro inspiration from old kitchen utensils that you can no longer use and turn them into art... view
                                  Paint a wooden stool
                                  Paint a kids stool

                                  Take two well-loved preschool stools and revive them with a fun and sweet-themed makeover... view
                                  Paint a woven plate
                                  Paint a woven plate

                                  Put your own spin on a current wall art trend by painting designs on woven plates... view
                                  Paint a picture frame and flower art
                                  Paint a picture frame

                                  Update an old picture frame with bright new paint colour and a creative floral treatment... view
                                  Make a sensory table
                                  Make a sensory table

                                  Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board... view
                                  Paint a cardboard box
                                  Paint a hat box

                                  Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor, with a tribal twist... view
                                  Recycle an old school desk
                                  Recycle an school desk

                                  Make homework fun by transforming an old school desk... view
                                  Paint an oldschool chair
                                  Paint a wooden chair

                                  Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement... view
                                  Make candy jars and dino bookends
                                  Decorate with animal figurines

                                  Create candy jars and book ends using animal figurines... view
                                  Decorate a kids ironing board
                                  Decorate a kids ironing board

                                  Take a lovingly handcrafted toy ironing board, and restore it... view
                                  Paint a wooden bowl
                                  Retro wooden bowl

                                  A pop of glossy colour can turn a retro wooden bowl into a statement... view
                                  Make a kids stove for many hours of fun
                                  Construct a kids stove

                                  Convert a bedside cabinet into a kids stove for fun meals... view
                                  Wooden childrens painted trolley
                                  Paint a toy trolley

                                  Wooden toys - sometimes they need a coat or two of paint... view
                                  Paint a vase
                                  Paint a vase

                                  Brighten up a beige pottery vase with a bold new colour and pattern... view
                                  Paint a pin board
                                  Paint a pin board

                                  Make a plain pin board a work of art... view
                                  Jewellery bowls
                                  Jewellery bowls

                                  Transform bowls from drab to jewellery fab with jewel inspired colours... view
                                  Painting coasters
                                  Painted coasters

                                  Give old coasters a fresh look... view
                                  Paint glass vases
                                  Painted vases

                                  Create statement vases with your favourite Resene colours... view
                                  Refinish a cane table
                                  Cane table

                                  Update an old cane table with on trend colour and a fun paint technique... view
                                  Paint a christmas basket
                                  Paint a Christmas basket

                                  Create a Christmas centrepiece for the table by adding a bit of sparkle to some old baskets... view
                                  Paint Plastic pot
                                  Paint Plastic pot

                                  Take two boring brown plastic tubs/pots and brighten them up with some bold colour blocking... view
                                  Decoupage to transform a vintage side table
                                  Paint a wooden crate

                                  Use unexpected patterns and bright colours to update a couple of retro wooden crates... view
                                  Decoupage to transform a vintage side table
                                  Revamp a bedside cabinet

                                  Update an old bedside cabinet while keeping its character... view
                                  Decoupage to transform a vintage side table
                                  Make your deck chairs look new!

                                  Freshen up some old timber deck chairs with a bright nautical theme for summer!... view
                                  Decoupage to transform a vintage side table
                                  Make custom photo boards

                                  Turn tired old frames into functional and on-trend photo boards... view
                                  Decoupage to transform a vintage side table
                                  Transform a vintage side table

                                  Use colour and decoupage to transform a vintage side table into a bright floral feature piece... view
                                  Transform an cane basket into a plant pot
                                  Paint a cane basket with imagination

                                  Transform an old cane basket into a tribal-style plant pot.... view

                                  Paint a pallet table

                                  Give a dark and dusty pallet table a bright and glossy new look... view
                                  Transform a wicker basket
                                  Transform a wicker basket

                                  Transform a plain wicker magazine rack with a modern and colourful update with paint and beads... view
                                  Paint an old suitcase
                                  Paint an old suitcase

                                  Refresh an old suitcase with a cool new retro look... view
                                  Paint an art deco tray
                                  Paint an art-deco tray

                                  Give an old kitchen tray a glam art-deco style makeover... view
                                  Restore a desk
                                  Restore a desk

                                  Restore a painted desk to its former timber glory.... view
                                  Paint a cubby shelf
                                  Paint a cubby shelf

                                  Update an old cane stool with fresh paint and new fabric... view
                                  Paint a cane stool
                                  Update a cane stool

                                  Update an old cane stool with fresh paint and new fabric... view
                                  Paint a trestle table
                                  Trestle table

                                  Give an old trestle table a new party purpose!... view
                                  How to paint preserving jars
                                  Paint a jar

                                  Paint and distress some old preserving jars, for decorative use in your home... view
                                  Paint a side table
                                  Paint a side table

                                  Updating a girl’s height chart with an on trend, unisex look... view
                                  Paint coasters and placemats
                                  Paint coasters and placemats

                                  Repainting old coasters and placemats with a fun and on-trend tropical theme! ... view
                                  Paint an easel
                                  Paint an easel

                                  Update a worn out old kid’s easel with some texture, bright pink paint and a magnetic blackboard... view
                                  Paint a picnic basket
                                  Paint a picnic basket

                                  Renovate a picnic basket with bright colours... view
                                  Update a girls height chart
                                  Children's height chart

                                  Updating a girl’s height chart with an on trend, unisex look... view
                                  Give a new look to wooden stools
                                  Wooden stools

                                  Give two old wooden stools a nautical-style new look with bright, bold colour and pattern... view
                                  Make a beautiful jewellery tray
                                  Jewellery tray

                                  Update an old wooden serving tray into a beautiful home for jewellery and trinkets... view
                                  Make a beautiful jewellery tray
                                  Paint a sideboard in pastel hues

                                  Take retro inspiration from pastel hues to reinvent your old sideboard... view
                                  Make a beautiful jewellery tray
                                  Retro storage cabinet

                                  Turn an old record player upcycled into a retro storage cupboard... view

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