BowieBelle Vintage & Upcycled Furniture

Turning old and unwanted furniture into something beautiful and unique.
Upcycled and creatively restored pieces at affordable prices.

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I am adding new items weekly and busy working away on lovely new pieces to add to the BowieBelle collection, so please do keep checking back to see what's new!

Ucycled Bedroom Decor - Colour!

Up and coming soon I have not one but two bedframes to upcycle or in this instanceit's what I'm going to call a luxecycle!
I've decided to go a little out there regarding colour! and create an Individual look in a fresh and sunny colour that will brighten up you home or beach retreat!
A bed  you won't find on your high street!.
Inspired by springtime and the glorious Colours nature springs up all around us at this time of year,
I've decided to use yellow as I think it will make a great focal point in your bedroom. With a neutral white background and crisp white bed linens or perhaps you may prefer to mix it up with a touch of grey its sure to create a stunning Individual look.
I am really interested in colour psychology and how colour effects our moods and temperament. Its an interesting fact how we all have
our own favourite colours whether at home or on deciding what to wear.
Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, it is the colour of new ideas helping us find new ways of doing things, yellow is the practical thinker not the dreamer. The colour yellow is uplifting and illuminating offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. Yellow is the best colour to
create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.
 why wouldn't we incorporate in our interiors.

Here's a sneak peek!
Hoping to have this finished by the end of February.


Vintage Bedroon Decor

Lovely old style dressing table
Circa: 1940 - 50s
 A bow frontage designed dresser
with a set of three central drawers and two cupboards,
the dresser comes with a very beautiful large mirror
which I have to say as with all vintage items has acquired a few age spots but I feel this adds to its charm & character and does not spoil its beauty in any way, as with all vintage items its had its knocks and bumps- but hey that's why we love them.
In the end I did decide to replace the
 drawer knobs with a very lovely set from
 'Knobbles & Bobbles'
Available to buy now in my ebay shop.
PRICE: £122.00

Quote of the week:

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability
to climb a tree, it will live its whole
life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Upcycling: Bedroom decor

This week I will be making the finishing touches to the 1940's bedroom dresser I have been working on. I decided to use the Autentico paints and have opted for 'Pebbles' a extremely  pale grey in fact quite the colour of very pale pebbles! I don't know why that surprises me only I was expecting the paint to be a little more on the grey side. I'm quite new to the full range of colours at Autentico but still having said that I'm very happy with the overall finish. Pebbles is very neutral relaxing colour that will fit into any colour scheme so all's good. 
Now for a splash of colour! I have painted inside the drawers using Autentico again using 'Antique Turquoise' this colour I have used before and I love it. Here's a little sneak peek!

Having removed all the hardware I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the original drawer pulls or replace them but as they are quite
large and weeny bit unattractive I'm thinking to replace, with my past pieces I would normally either re- paint and revamp! as I really don't see the need to be wasteful plus I do find the old vintage drawer pulls so very ornate and so beautiful.
But this time I'm thinking to revamp some old ones and see what happens ...

Quote: Positive vibes

" Music gives a soul to the   
  universe, Wings to the mind,
  Flight to the imagination and
  life to everything."
 -  Plato


                        Here are some of the Upcycling projects
                        I will be working on over the next few weeks.
Vintage Dressing Table, comes with a beautiful large vintage mirror. The dressing table itself is in need of a complete make over as there are a few marks and scratches that are to be expected with a Piece of furniture that has been  used over many years, small imperfections - but that's why we love them.

   Upcycling furniture gives you an
   alternative to the mundane produced
   pieces while adding a special touch
   to your home.
   Display cabinet.
   Elegant, Rustic, Shabbychic haven't 
   decided yet!  keep it neutral or go for
   the more elaborate design? 

Living room furniture Antique chairs

 I'm all for embracing the new
but isn't great that we can give some
older pieces of furniture a new lease
of life!
 I would like to share a brief 
 chair history with you. 
 I found this charming little sketch 
 book circa: 1937.


  The chairs below are from the Victorian
  and Regency era and are all designs
  we can still use today I know I do.
  The Windsor chairs are one of the most 
  Robust and typically victorian with the 
  bulbous turned legs and double-cross
  stretcher stamp.
  The Windsor chairs were generally used
in the kitchens and often painted in dark green or black!
Very purposeful.
  The simple fan back Windsor usually
  had flat seats and were usually made
   with elm or beech wood, these design
  variants have been with us ever since.