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.