Bobbetts Blog No 24, Junk to Jewel.

Bobbetts Blog No 24

Junk to Jewel.

Introduction to Blog 24

Last week in Blog 23 which can be found on our Blog page we took a trip out to our local recycling centre which has a revive shop, selling some of the junk that’s been thrown away but too good to scrap. Helen picked up a hallway console table and I picked up some vintage china. Helens idea was to make her table in to an opulent design using #styleitdark we had a look at pintrest for some ideas, dark colours with gold details. I was going to make a side table but last minute changed my mind and made a bird bath feeder.

We joked over coffee chatted about our future dreams and what we would like to do in our blogs for the future, this blog was great as we got back into the heart of making.

This is how we did it.

Helen used  Annie sloan paint Aubbuson blue.

the project chosen was the half round console table



Starting to apply the first coat.



you will need to coat the table well and add a second coat.

Helen chose to tape up the legs of the table and used the wooden stepped edge to highlight in gold using a dry brush and applying on thickly giving a gold leaf effect.



what a transformation from tired to chic,



I have decided to make a Bird Feeder bird bath. I had an old candle stick holder in iron, I wanted to use for this project with the pink vintage serving plate and Tea cup I picked up from the recycling centre last week.


what you will need,  a large plate with a ridged edge a good sized candlestick a tea cup artificial flowers, paint brush, glue paint and pliers and grips.

I started by twisting the candle stick top off to make a flat surface for the plate to fit on.



Then I started painting it, I went for a green colour to contrast with the pink plate. Using a stippling effect with the paint which gave the candlestick an aged feel.



I added the pink plate using Gorilla glue.



Then I added on a teacup to use as a bird feeder.
And a decorative bird that came off an old perfume bottle.
The last step was adding some decorative artificial flowers. I love it!
It look great with the tea cup bird feeders, we sell too.
Upholstery Update
It’s half term here in Surrey and this means no upholstery course. We decide to take the chairs home as we have a lot of work to do on them. Phil has been strengthening the wooden frame and I’ve been stripping out the last of the staples.
We need to get them rubbed down filled and painted before we go back so lots to do. We purchased an industrial sewing machine this week its second hand but in excellent working order we look forward to practising with this.
Well thats it for this week we have had another busy week and look forward to next week maybe an outing?
Helen and Cas. ( The Bobbettts )
The bird bath and table will be added to the site shortly so if you love the items but would prefer to purchase them take a look at the Best of British Boutique, shop page.