Try one of these vibrant DIY projects this summer. From wallpapering a feature wall, painting your outdoor furniture, to creating a cute mini outdoor table, embrace the sunshine season with a splash of colour!
These projects range from very simple to a little more labour intensive, so decide how much time and enthusiasm you have. The best thing about small projects is it’s very satisfying to get a project finished and once you finish the first one, you’ll find you can steadily work through the others until your ‘to do’ list is all done.
For outdoor painting jobs, try to avoid painting in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest. This is not just for your own health’s sake, but your paint’s. It will dry much quicker in the direct sunlight and start getting harder to apply.
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Looking for the perfect summer DIY activity? Look no further than a painted or wallpapered feature wall. Whether it’s your living room, dining area, or even your bathroom, a beautifully designed feature wall can transform any space into a sunny oasis. Discover the range of summer-inspired Resene colours and playful wallpapers at your local Resene ColorShop, from sunny floral motifs to breezy paint effects.
Bring the spirit of the sea into a guest bedroom by trying an easy project for the summer. Nautical stripes are a timeless choice, evoking a sense of seaside serenity. Begin by selecting a soothing off-white colour for the walls such as Resene Sea Fog, then use painter’s tape to create crisp, evenly spaced stripes (if you’re particularly creative you could try hand-painting).