Bobbett's Blog No 47.Rose and Woodland Creatures.
You may remember a couple of weeks ago Tonia and I went back to one of our favourite places the Revive centre at Leatherhead Recycle centre and picked up a couple of pieces for our upcyling project, I picked up a small cupboard and a frame and Tonia found a stool,
We have been working on the stool and cabinet,
Tonia wanted to use a black and white theme on her stool she had seen a design on Pinterest but wanted to go for a more quirky design
Inspired by nature with a quirky touch the monochrome design comes to life
This feels very apt for this time of year the silhouette design and the Halloween time of year
The Animals on the design and the leaves are all British species,
Here is a close up of the design
A woodpecker shown at the top of a tree
With a rabbit sitting at the bottom looking into the distance.
A blackbird singing it heart out.
Toadstools sprouting from the bottom of the
A lonely hedgehog out looking food, each design depicts a story, a lovely piece that is not only functional but also a great talking piece.
Here is in its original tired state now transformed into an original piece of functional Art
Picture to come.
The Story stool.
This would look great in any kitchen.
It is available to buy at www.bestofbritishboutique.com
I decided to transform
The small 1960s plain boring cabinet that I found, I was inspired by a design I had seen on Pinterest and with some wallpaper I had picked up from The range, I would say this is not my usual style as I normally go for a more unusual surreal design.
First I cut out out some paper and using blue tac set about placing out a design.
I then took some photos to remember where the design had gone.
I then rubbed down the cabinet as it had a varnish finish and I wanted to make sure the covering paint went on well.
The cabinet took 3 layers of paint this took some time over the dark wood, I wanted an even finish so it needed to be done
I then let the piece dry for a couple of days and then with some emery paper gentle took some of the paint back to give it a vintage feel
Then with modge podge, I stuck the design on added some extra bits, some letters and modge podge over the whole cabinet inside and out to act as a protective seal
I added a couple more details a long lost letter to the inside of the cabinet
And a new crystal pink knob to add a bit of sparkle.
What a transformation from an unloved piece to a beautiful country cottage design that will look great in any bedroom or cottage bathroom.
Here it is a before and after photo
This will soon be available to buy on our site
Follow the link here
Or take a look on our Etsy page.
Available on the site at House of B.O.B
We hope you have enjoyed this week's read we also have a shout out for any free furniture
In the Surrey area
So if you are taking a piece to the dump please think of us first.
Here's our link
Our campaign still going with a very long way to go if you can help the Bobbetts would finally have a permanent place to work from and for the public to visit
Please see the link below.
House of B.O.B, interior design recycling, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/houseofbob2019/house-of-bob-interior-design-recycling?ref=android_project_share
Thank you for your
We will be back next week
Cas and Tonia
The Bobbetts,Angel and Rose