Classic shades

Transform assorted old brown cane furniture into Cape Cod classics using sandy-toned neutrals and restrained blue accents 

You will need: 

4 litres in a shade of your choice from Resene’s Whites and Neutrals Chart – we used Resene Rice Cake 
1-2 litres Resene Lustacryl Semi-Gloss Waterborne Enamel in a blue shade of your choice – we used Eastern Blue 
Note: 1 litre allows two coats on a single chair; use 2 litres for a two-seater 
A selection of paint brushes 

Step 1

Arrange your various pieces of furniture in their correct places around the room before deciding which pieces to paint in neutral tones (most of them) and which to paint in the accent shade (one or two). 

Step 2 

Paint the furniture all over, turning the items upside-down to get full coverage. Allow to dry and repaint. 


When combining different styles of furniture, consider painting one of the largest and most interesting pieces in the suite with an accent colour 

Call 0800 RESENE (737 363), or visit www.resene.co.nz 

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