An Inspirational Gift

A gift from a friend gave me the inspiration for this upcycling project.

A good friend of mine gave me some star knobs as a ‘good luck with your business’ gift when I decided to concentrate solely on Reloved by Jo giving it one hundred percent of my time. The knobs were beautiful and very different to anything I’ve used so far. They weren’t made from wood or ceramic but from bone. I sat on them for a while until, inevitably, the right piece of furniture came along.

I took delivery of a large collection of pine furniture which included an old coffee table. You can just see the coffee table, stood on it’s end at the back of my workshop.

Sanded & cleaned

The table had been stored for some time in someone’s attic. It was very dusty and looked as though the top had a large damp patch. However it was solid and had potential. After leaving it to air for a few days I gave it a gentle sand and clean and was really pleased when the top started to look much better. I loved the antique colour and the look of the large knots.

I thought black paint paint to the legs would enhance the top, going well with the wood.

Awaiting final sand and varnish

Finally I attached the star knobs which pull it all together giving an old piece of furniture a funky twist. I’m so pleased with the result.

Black & natural

I used Jack Black (my favourite shade of black) from The Little Greene Paint Company for the base and finished the top with a very flat matt varnish. The knobs you can buy online from ibbi, an online store of beautiful, practical, quirky homewares and found objects from around the world. They have some beautiful pieces.

Knobs from ibbi
Side view
Inside drawers

I wonder where it’s new home will be? A quirky old house, a trendy apartment or a modern home? Wherever it ends up, it’ll look great!

Have a lovely week.

Jo x



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