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Upcycling for Good

Jewellery bowls

Transform bowls from drab to jewellery fab with jewel inspired colours.

Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Eberhardt - Project 28

Finished project
Finished project

You will need: Small wooden bowls or dishes, sandpaper (fine grit), painter’s masking tape, Resene Quick Dry Sealer, Resene Lustacryl paint in Resene Tarawera, Resene Glorious and Resene Aqua (you could also use Resene testpots if you only need a small amount of each colour), Resene FX Metallic in Solid Gold (495ml or testpot).

Finished project
Finished project
Prior to refinishing

Step 1
Step one
Gently sand the wooden bowls. Wipe sanding dust off with a damp cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Paint with a coat of Resene Quick Dry sealer and leave to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint with two coats of your base colour. Sarah chose Resene Tarawera for the gold dot bowl and Resene Aqua for wedge coloured bowl. Leave to dry between coats.
Step 4
Step four - for the wedge coloured bowl:
Paint the wedge with two coats of Resene Glorious , leaving it to dry between coats.
Step 5
Step five - for the wedge coloured bowl:
Remove tape and apply more to the bowl to create the third wedge.
Step 6
Step six - for the wedge coloured bowl:
Paint the third wedge with two coats of Resene Solid Gold, leaving to dry between coats.
Step 7
Step seven - for the wedge coloured bowl:
Remove tape and fill with jewellery – enjoy!
Step 8
Step eight - for the gold dot bowl:
Use the back of a small paint brush to create dots on your bowl and the brush end to paint the gold edge. Allow to dry and add your jewellery!

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.

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