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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.

Window seat
Window seat

It’s easy to transform a plain window seat into a fabulous feature... view
Plant display chair
Plant display chair

Inject some colour into your garden with this revamped chair... view
Revamp a deck chair
Revamp a deck chair

It’s easy to give an old wooden deck chair a new lease of life... view
Use Karen walker paint to acheive a rustic paint effect
Rustic shelving unit

Achieve a rustic finish when transforming a wooden shelving unit with chalk paint... view
Build a chair for your garden
Garden chair

How to build your own garden chair and finish it off with a vibrant Resene blue... view
Build a bright kids bench seat
Kids bench seat

Build this children’s bench seat using timber and two complementary colours... view
Paint a bentwood chair
Bentwood chair

Give an old bentwood chair a colourful new lease of life... view
Paint an indoor display stand
Indoor display stand

Brighten up a corner of a corridor with this space saving indoor display stand... view
Paint a chalk colour chair
Chalk colour chair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s easy to create this smart and practical work bench... view
Make garage shelving
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
Paint a striped chair

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

Smarten up an old wooden garden bench with a little bit of help from Resene... view
Refinish a metal table
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
Three tone chair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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