The winning testpot or leftover paint project by an adult goes to Doris Riederer who lives on the coast in Auckland’s Snell’s Breach. She used Resene metallics in Magma and Time Warp.
Readers have flooded us with ideas for what to do with leftover paint and testpots.
Last month, we shared some suggestions for how to use up the leftover paint clogging up your garage, or the test pot collection you’ve built up over the years.
We put out the call for readers’ own projects, with the winning entry promised a $400 prize package from Resene.
We received a whole array of incredible colourful creations, from painted surfboards to wall murals and artworks, colourful furniture, garden tools and children’s toys.
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We chose Doris Riderer as our adult winner, for her incredible beach-themed chairs.
Riederer, of Snells Beach in Auckland, not only used up her paint but also saved the chairs themselves from being thrown out. She upcycled them with testpots of Resene metallics in Magma and Time Warp, among other paints.
Our child winners were Maya and Kalden Newton of Tawa in Wellington, with their colourful birdhouses.
This art project saw them recycle leftover wood offcuts and a whole heap of testpots, making good use of their time at home during the Covid-19 lockdown last year.
Mum Lee-Ann Newton didn’t let any of the spare paint go to waste either – she used the rest of it up by giving an unloved door to the family’s garage/art studio a colourful new makeover.
Here are just some of the other incredible creative ideas you sent in:
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