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Outdoor projects

A collection of DIY outdoor projects to try at home

Resene has joined forces with local designers and magazines to provide a large variety of outdoor projects to try. New projects are being added in every month showcasing the latest colours, trends and decorating ideas. Each project has illustrated step by step instructions to follow.

Called to the bar

Called to the bar
This party starter is built for home entertaining...

DIY dartboard cabinet

DIY dartboard cabinet
Impress your friends by building an easy-to-make dartboard cabinet...

Day bed

Day bed
This project is a perfect addition to any outdoor seating arrangement...

Solar floor lamp

Solar floor lamp
Enjoy your outdoor areas even after darkness falls this summer...

Clothesline upgrade

Clothesline upgrade
Turn a tired old clothesline into a stylish garden feature that brings joy...

Dual bird feeder

Dual bird feeder
Put an empty wine bottle to good use with this feeder...

Boot cleaning station

Boot cleaning station
This handy DIY project will leave you with the perfect spot to clean...

Hive stand

Hive stand
Jacob Leaf buzzes with excitement over a foldaway double hive stand...

Sun shelter

Sun shelter
Give your furry best friend a shaded and comfy outdoor nap spot...

Recycled Pallet Outdoor Bar

Recycled pallet outdoor bar
A great addition to any outdoor entertaining space...

Boot scrub
Make this simple but useful door-stopper with this step-by-step guide...

Garden trellis

Garden trellis
It’s easy to give an old trellis a new lease of life with a little bit of help from...

Whare wētā
Learn how to make a whare wētā for your garden...

Bird feeder
Learn how to make a bird feeder for your garden...

Stump lamp
Jacob Leaf takes a log and turns it into a lamp...

Wall-mounted boot rack

Wall-mounted boot rack
Perfect for clearing clutter and allowing your boots to dry out...

Bird feeder

Bird feeder
Encourage birds into your garden with this colourful bird feeder...

Spa pool towel stand

Spa pool towel-stand
Keep towels off the ground while adding a splash of colour to your garden...

Build an outdoor shower

Outdoor shower
Rose Hughes shows how to cool off al fresco – and protect your modesty...

Colourful birdhouses

House of birds
Jacob Leaf makes a home for the birds out of a $5 fence pail...

Wooden walkway

Wooden walkway
It’s easy to smarten up a plain wooden walkway with a little bit of help...

Bird feeding table

Bird feeding table
It’s easy to create this simple feeding table for garden birds...

A crate idea

A crate idea
Three fresh ways to upcycle a wooden crate: market crate, picinic carrier...

Painting a picnic table

A pretty picnic
Spring's the perfect time to give new life to that old table...

Build a dog kennel

Give me shelter
Every dog has its day, and Winston’s are always warm in this roomy hut...

Painted rugs

Floor show
Spruce up your outdoor area with a simple but stylish rug...

Paint a vertical striped fence and create an outdoor feature wall

Wonderwall
Combine colours to transform a dull garden corner into an oasis...

Make your own beach cart

Make your own beach cart
Load up this handy trolley for a fun day at the beach...

Simple painted pavers

Simple painted pavers
Enhance and rejuvenate old pavers with paint for a fresh new finish...

Paint a fence

Painted fence
It’s easy to transform a tired timber fence into a stylish feature...

Repaint a concrete wall

Concrete wall
Brighten up a tired concrete wall with a little bit of help...

Paint a beehive

Hive of activity
Give bees their sweetest life ever with a healthy and colourful home...

Build and paint a bird feeder

Singing for their supper
Build a bird feeder in cheerful colours to attract some feathered friends...

Outdoor stools from trees

Outdoor stools from trees
Short cut tree logs can be turned into handy stools for your backyard...

Luxurious garden swing

In the swing of things
Repurpose an old pallet to make a luxurious garden swing...

Transform a henhouse

Hatching a plan
Transform your hen house into a colourful garden feature...

Firewood stacker

Firewood stacker
Jacob Leaf builds a cinder block wood stand...

Upcycled bird feeders

Colourful upcycled bird feeders
These colourful upcycled bird feeders will be a real treat...

Build a wooden boardwalk

The boardwalk
This simple raised boardwalk is an ideal solution for a pathway...

Make a fire pit or coffee table

Fire pit/coffee table
Keep warm in the cooler weather with this easy to build fire pit or coffee table...

Light up a path with handmade lanterns

A lamp to light your path
Guide visitors to your doorstep... using colourful handmade lanterns...

Make a fence and trellis

Fence and trellis
It’s easy to give an old fence and trellis a new lease of life...

Build a pallet coffee table

Pallet coffee table
Create this rustic style coffee table using old pallets & reclaimed timber...

Build a boardwalk between two raised beds

Boardwalk and raised bed
Avoid muddy ground by creating a simple boardwalk...

Paint a concrete pad in your garden

Concrete pad
Transform a dull concrete pad into an attractive seating area...

Repaint your front gate

Front gate
It’s easy to spruce up an old wooden front gate...

Build a mini deck

Mini deck
Use tongue and groove landscaping timber for this mini deck...

Build an open pantry for your neighbourhood

Open pantries, open hearts
Here’s a fantastic way to feed body and soul, and create community...

Glow in the dark pavers

Glow in the dark pavers
Make it easier to see where to walk as dusk is falling with these pavers...

8 things every chicken coop needs

Meet marvellous Marvin
Say hello to Marvin, my little buddy and the very first chick I hatched...

Colourful plant pot gifts

Top of the pots
'Tis the season for gardening and for gifting; here's a colourful way to...

Courier box

Courier box
Keep daytime deliveries secure with this simple to build box...

Paint the childrens garden fence

Resene rainbow
What better way to brighten up a new fence than with a rainbow...

Build a bird feeder for your garden

Bird feeder
Create a handy bird feeder to attract feathered friends into your garden...

Paint a metal gate

Metal gate
Transform a drab metal gate into a bright focal point...

Make a bird bath

Bird bath
Brighten up a corner of the garden with this easy-to-build bird bath...

Paint a corrugated iron fence

Corrugated iron fence
It’s easy to brighten up a tired corrugated iron fence...

Make a recycled fence

Recycled fence
It’s easy to recycle an old wooden bed head into a smart painted fence...

Paint a stencil house number

Stencilled house number
It’s quick and easy to create this eye-catching house number...

Re-paint an old window

Paint a wooden window
When timber surfaces are less than perfect, Resene Timber Surface Prep...

Paint your patio

Painted patio
It’s easy to revamp an old painted patio with these step-by-step instructions...

Paint a fence

Painted fence
It’s easy to spruce up an old stained wooden fence...

Shed wall

Shed wall
Transform a drab shed wall into a fresh feature...

How to brighten up a plain wooden gate

Garden gate
Brighten up a plain wooden gate with some Resene paint...

How to repaint a shed roof

Paint a shed roof
Repaint your shed roof using Resene Summit roof paint...

Make a birdfeeder for your garden

Birdsong
Be entertained by birds enticed to your garden bird feeder...

Stencil a pattern on a deck wall

Stencilled deck
This new outdoor seating area and deck needed a little subtle pattern...

Make a rustic house number with potted plant

Rustic house number
Use timber offcuts and some creativity to make a rustic house number sign...

Paint a wooden trolley/cart

Wooden trolley
Take an old wooden trolley and give it a new look with metallic paint...

Make an ottoman

Outdoor ottoman
An old tyre gets reimagined as functional furniture...

Make a bird feding table

Feeding table
Keep your feathered friends happy with this easy-to-make bird feeding...

How to replace a rotten wooden shed window

Shed window
How to replace a rotten wooden shed window...

Terracotta paving

Terracotta paving
Paint a path to make a terracotta non skid walkway...

Make a house number

House number
Create this cool classic house number for a fun project...

Build a rustic birdhouse

Rustic bird house
Create this rustic bird house from reclaimed timber...

Stain a wooden fence

Wooden fence
It’s easy to give a wooden fence a new lease of life...

Garden seat

Garden seat
It’s easy build this simple garden seat from timber...

Painted front door

Painted front door
Give a tired old front door a fresh new lease of life with Resene colours...

Rainbow bird table

Rainbow bird table
A fabulous new top of vibrant colours makes a bird table new again...

Paint an iron fence

Paint an iron fence
Smarten up a corrugated iron fence in a weekend using Resene Lumbersider...

Verdigris candle holder

Verdigris candle holder
Create this fabulous faux verdigris effect using a combination of Resene colours...

Outdoor storage

Outdoor storage
A handy and easy to make storage box for all those bits and pieces...

How to make your own pebble mat

Coloured pebble mat
This mat is painted with an ombre effect, filled with summery yellows...

How to create a wooden gate

Wooden gate
It’s easy to create a simple wooden gate using decking planks...

How to restain an old wooden fence

Restained fence
Breathe new life into an old stained fence with Resene stains...

Make a wooden daybed

Garden daybed
Create this stylish garden daybed from fence palings...

Make a fold-out bar

Fold-out bar
Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space...

Welcome sign project

Welcome sign
Make a statement welcome sign for your front door...

DIY Bird Feeter

A bird in the hand
This DIY bird feeder is a cinch to construct and looks lovely...

Revamp an old light fitting

Revamp an old light fitting
Add ambience and a touch of elegance to our outdoor living spaces...

Create a wooden shelf using Resene waterborne woodstain

Outdoor shelf
Create an exterior shelf using timber battening...

Rejuvenate a kwila deck

Kwila deck refresh
Refresh a tired old deck with Resene Kwila Timber Stain...

Modern mailbox

Modern mailbox
Make this smart plywood mailbox with wood stain...

Refurbish a timber deck

Revamp a deck
It’s easy to give an old deck a brand new lease of life using...

Build these whitewashed garden shelves

Whitewashed shelves
Build this simple garden shelving unit and finish it off with...

Build a garden fence

Garden fence
Build this stylish garden fence and finish it off with Resene Woodsman...

Garden gate

Garden gate
Create a stylish security gate using rough sawn fence palings and...

Stained fence

Stained fence
Turn a weathered old fence into a chic feature with...

Plywood mailbox

Plywood mailbox
Build a simple wooden mailbox from plywood...

Kwila deck

Kwila deck
Update a tired weathered kwila timber deck with Resene Kwila timber...

How to make a sandpit

Child's play - sandpit
Make this stylish sandpit for lots of stay-at-home fun...

Your alfresco space transformed

Your alfresco space...
Use some paint and a little imagination to revamp your outdoor room...

How to build a pergola

How to build a pergola
Build a pergola in your backyard, and then sit back and enjoy it...

Create a swing seat for your backyard

Build a swing seat
Create a swing seat for your backyard, and then sit back and enjoy it...

Build a birdhouse

Build a birdhouse
How to build a birdhouse and support local bird life and gain...

Make a pizza oven

Make a pizza oven
They're the latest on-trend addition to our outdoor living spaces - pizza ovens...

Wheelie bin locker

Bin locker
A smart and practical way to hide those wheelie bins...

Upcycling an old bar fridge

Twisting by the pool
An old bar fridge gets souped up with wheels and shiny new paint job...

Degrees of verdigris

Degrees of verdigris
Have fun with adding verdigris paint effects to ironwork...

Eco-renovate your deck

Eco-renovate your deck
Resene Woodsman Decking Stain refreshes a tired looking deck...

Build a hedgehog house for your garden

Hedgehog house
Learn how to make a hedgehog house for your garden...

All hands on deck

All hands on deck
Prepare your prime outdoor area ready for summer...

Make a bird feeder

Diy kidz - one for the birds
Make an easy birdhouse with a couple of containers and a lick of paint...

Build a barbecue bench

Barbecue bench
Outdoor kitchens are all the rage. This one has industrial chic...

Refurbishing a tired timber deck

Deck rescue
Give a tired deck a new look. Brought to you by the experts at Hirepool...

Outdoor storage box to make

Boxing clever
This cool multi-purpose trunk is finished in timber stains...

Build a bird house

Caravan-style birdhouse
Make this quirky retro caravan-style birdhouse...

Wooden bird feeder using Resene Testpots

Wooden bird feeder
Ttransform a kitset wooden birdfeeder with Resene Waterborne...

Wooden house plaque

Wooden house plaque
Transform driftwood into a unique and quirky house plaque...

Create a garden feature with an oriental panel

Oriental panel
Use two cool blue tones from the Resene Waterborne Woodsman range...

Timber fence

Timber fence
Build this sturdy and attractive fence panel from H4 tongue and groove...

Cool grey workshop

Cool grey workshop
Turn a kitset shed into a chic grey workshop with Resene Woodsman...

Sowing a new lawn

Sowing a new lawn
Autumn is the perfect time to sow a new lawn...

A simple paling fence

A simple paling fence
There's nothing smarter than a simple paling fence...

Laying paving

Laying paving
Learn how to lay paving with these step-by-step instructions...

Cutting firewood

Cutting firewood
How to cut and stack firewood and make garden mulch from the leftovers...

Cleaning the barbecue

Cleaning the barbecue
Learn how to clean the barbecue with these step-by-step instructions...

Building a dog kennel

Building a dog kennel
Learn how to build a dog kennel with these step-by-step instructions...

Planting a lawn

Planting a lawn
Learn how to prepare an area for your new lawn...

Bee kind

Bee kind
Using paint and plants to create a bee-friendly corner...

Cleaning gutters

Gutter buster
Learn how to clean and deal with your gunky gutters...

Feed the birds

Feed the birds
Now that it is getting colder, it is time to think about providing food for your...

Garden arch

Garden arch
Change a kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature...

Build an insect house for your garden

Insect house
Learn how to build a cosy bug hotel to hang in a quiet corner of your garden...

Make a bat roosting box

Bat roosting box
Provide a roosting and resting site for a rare and threatened native bat...

Native bird whirligigs

Sandpit and Cover
Rose Hughes has a project for gardeners with young children...

Build a pallet and paling playhouse

Pallet playhouse
Mark Rayner creates a fun childrens' playhouse using discarded wood...

Make a native bird feeder

Native bird feeder
Serve up a buffet for our nectar, fruit- and seed-eating native birds...

Build an outdoor pergola

Sweet retreat - pergola
Rose Hughes shows how to build a shady pergola...

Give a tired deck a new lease of life with Resene Wood OIl Stain

Dynamic decking
Mark Rayner gives a tired deck a brilliant new lease of life...

How to make a play tent

Play tent
Rose Hughes designs a delightful retreat for little ones to enjoy...


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