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Got some furniture that needs making over? Resene and Mark Rayner show you how to give your furniture a new lease of life with Resene paints and wood stains.

Paint a chalk colour chair
#64 Chalk colour chair

Transform a plain varnished chair into a stylish piece of furniture... view
Repaint an corner unit
#63 Corner unit

Use Resene Karen Walker Chalk Colour to paint a corner unit... view
Outdoor table
#62 Outdoor painted table

Transform an old wooden planter box into a stylish outdoor drinks table... view
Paint an wooden chair
#61 Painted wooden chair

Give an old painted wooden chair a new lease of life... view
Paint an garden chair
#60 Garden chair

Go bold and brighten up an old garden chair... view
Paint garden shelves
#59 Plant shelves

It’s easy to brighten up a corner of a conservatory... view
Revamp an garden bench
#58 Outdoor work bench

It’s easy to revamp an old wooden work bench... view
Build and paint a garden table
#57 Garden table

It’s easy to create this stylish retro garden table... view
Paint a wooden stool
#56 Avocado stool

It’s easy to transform a plain wooden stool into a glossy retro... view
Transorm an entertainment unit
#55 Entertainment unit

Transform a custom built MDF entertainment unit... view
Turn a cupboard door into a garden table
#54 Upcycled table

Upcycle an old cupboard door into a handy table... view
Paint garden bench
#53 Garden bench

It’s easy to give an old wooden garden bench a new lease of life... view
Paint an wooden retro chair
#52 Retro chair

It’s easy to transform a humble laminate chair... view
Revamped cupboard
#51 Side table

Transform a drab wooden side table into a high gloss treasure... view
Revamped cupboard
#50 Revamped cupboard

Give an old painted cupboard a new lease of life... view
Turn an old table into a feature.
#49 White table

Turn an old table into a stylish feature... view
Make drawers into shelves.
#48 Drawer shelves

Transform an old kitchen drawer into a funky shelf unit... view
Build and paint an bench.
#47 Red bench

It’s easy to create this vibrant red bench with a little bit of help... view
Garden workbench
#46 Garden workbench

It’s easy to create this practical outdoor work bench... view
Stain a bookcase
#45 Pine bookcase

Brighten up a plain pine bookcase using a vibrant orange... view
Refinish an outdoor chair
#44 Outdoor chair

Breathe new life into a tired outdoor chair using Resene GP Metal... view
Transform an old set of drawers
#43 Bedside unit

Transform an old set of drawers into a colourful bedside unit.... view
Transform a caravan cupboard
#42 Caravan cupboard

Transform an old varnished caravan cupboard into a retro gem.... view
Make a smart workbench
#41 Make a workbench

It’s easy to create this smart and practical work bench... view
Make garage shelving
#40 Garage shelving

It’s easy to create this impressive garage shelving using precut fence palings and some Resene know-how... view
Paint a stripes on a wooden chair
#39 Paint a striped chair

Transform a plain chair into a colourful masterpiece using a selection of testpots from Resene... view
Paint a wooden bench
#38 Garden bench

Smarten up an old wooden garden bench with a little bit of help from Resene... view
Refinish a metal table
#37 Corner table

Use bold Resene Black to give a new lease of life to a tired metal corner table... view
Paint a three tone chair
#36 Three tone chair

Use bold Resene Black to give a new lease of life to a tired metal corner table... view

#35 Pink bookshelves

Using a bright and bold
colour scheme... view
How to give a distressed look to a kitchen cupboard
#34 Kitchen cupboard

Give a distressed look to a kitchen cupboard... view
Make-over a wrought iron table with Resene Super Gloss enamel
#33 Painted iron table
Refresh a wrought iron table with Resene paint... view
Give old MDF shelves a make-over
#32 Shelving unit
Give a MDF shelving unit a new lease of life... view
Create this stylish display case
#31 Display case
Transform an old corner unit into a chic display case... view
Create this stylish outdoor bench
#30 Outdoor bench
Turn a garden bench into a stylish piece of outdoor furniture... view
Transform an old wooden bookcase into an elegant piece of furniture
#29 Wooden bookcase
Transform a wooden bookcase into an elegant piece of furniture... view
Make a real statement with this theatrical twist on a bentwood chair.
#28 Bentwood chair
A theatrical twist on a traditional bentwood chair... view
Use an wooden picture frame to create an occasional table
#27 Picture frame table
Make a fabulous table from a picture frame... view
Display stand for crafts made from stool
#26 Crafty display stand
Turn an old painted wooden stool into a crafty display stand... view
Bench seat
#25 Bench seat

Turn a plain bench seat into a cool contemporary feature... view
Simple stool
#24 Simple stool

Use a fabulous combination of colour and varnish to turn a plain stool into a funky feature.... view
Wooden Cabinet
#23 Wooden cabinet
Give a plain wooden cabinet an instant transformation using Resene Danska Teak Oil... view
Telephone table
#22 Telephone table

Turn an old wooden circular coffee table into a stylish retro telephone table... view
Painted display stand
#21 Painted display stand

Turn an old set of wooden steps into a quirky display stand for ornaments, books or plants.... view
Refinishing a rocking chair
#20 Rocking chair

Turn an old rocking chair into a subtle piece of furniture... view
Distressed table
#19 Distressed table

Give an old wooden side table a shabby chic makeover... view
Contemporary style to drawers
#18 Contemporary drawers

Give a chest of drawers a modern revamp using a subtle two-tone combination... view
Colorful Kitchen cupboard
#17 Kitchen cupboard

Give an chest of drawers a modern revamp with contemporary Resene colours.... view
Paint palette drinks table
#16 Paint palette drinks table

Turn a drinks table into this artinspired masterpiece – complete with colourful coasters... view
Checked stool
#15 Checked stool

Turn a simple wooden piece of furniture... view
Playroom table
#14 Playroom table

Transform an old coffee table into a fab piece of playroom furniture... view
Smooth Metallic Drawers
#13 Metallic drawers

Transform an old chest of drawers into sleek and modern... view
Occasional table
#12 Occasional table

Construct this occasional table and get the shabby chic finish.... view
Hot pink shelves
#11 Hot pink shelves

Transform an old shelving unit into a fabulously colourful feature... view
Striped table
#10 Striped table

Turn a wooden table into a quirky feature... view
Kitchen chair
#9 Kitchen chair
Create a funky kitchen chair using three sizzling Resene colours.... view
Testpot table
#8 Testpot table

Turn a tired old table into a work of art with a few Resene testpots.... view
Metallic cabinet
#7 Metallic cabinet

Transform a MDF bedroom cabinet into a metallic masterpiece... view
Cool-coloured bookcase
#6 Cool-coloured bookcase

A cool three-colour combo. gives a bookcase new stylish effect ... view
Dazzling deckchair
#5 Dazzling deckchair

An eye-catching piece of garden furniture... view
Funky drawers
#4 Funky drawers

Transform an old set of drawers into a funky piece of furniture.... view
Splattered chair
#3 Splattered chair

A few Resene testpots transform an old chair into a work of modern art .... view
faux black laquer plant stand
#2 Faux plant stand

Create a sleek black lacquered effect using Resene Enamacryl gloss.... view
Refurbish an old coffee table
#1 Hot coffee table

Transform an old coffee table into a fabulous feature... view
 
 

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