BowieBelle Vintage & Upcycled Furniture

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

To purchase any items please head to my etsy shop

I try to add 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!

Bowiebelle is now on Etsy

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Upcycling and summer holidays!


It's been a beautiful summer here in leafy green surrey and actually we are still enjoying some glorious warm sunshine! 
We've had some lovely fun family time which I'm so grateful for as its always tricky getting family together all at the same time. 
September brings new beginnings for my family with new jobs new homes and for my youngest little bunnie college begins! Ahh sweet sixteen.
We are all looking forward to our great new adventures and all the joy the future brings. 
I can also make a start on all my jobs outstanding. 

Here's one I made earlier; )

Quite a lovely mid century bureau in tiptop condition!I do love these pieces they are mostly so well made and this one is a beauty I have added pops of zesty lime and decoupaged with fabrics that I feel stay true to its 1970s design, nice and 
funky! It's now for sale over on my Etsy shop
I would like to share with you some lovely pictures and photos I have come across this last month. Things that I love and have inspired me.
Above; beautiful handpainted tiles I found in Turkey, so stunning! I thought they would make such a fantastic statement in a kitchen or bathroom.

Upcycled wine corks! So cool.

   Good use of food colanders as upside lights! 
    Brightly coloured painted stairs. 

 Greens and Tree art!

   A visit to bath and a stunning creative 
display! Thankfully the sun was shining : )
  Stunning fabric @hareliquin 
   Gorgeous wallpapers! This really does look so stunning such a perfect hue of deep blues - blue greens and a subtle mist of white it reminds me of the changing colours of the sea.

   Fabulous wallpaper from Harlequin this design comes in four different colours. I love this pattern all wonderfully Moroccan vibes to it,  very trendy.

Basket weaving from the Nubian community in Africa Absolutely stunning work from the Nubian women. You can purchase at TKmax or directly online supporting fair trade - 

Nubian - Uganda Crafts 2000 ltd › Nubian

Flowers are my ispiration. Upcycling design.


Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

So you guys British summertime is here!
At some point please may we have some sunshine.
But, all is not lost, we can cheer ourselves up
with an abundance of gorgeous colourful blossoming flowers
popping out everywhere, its such a delight!
Nature, flowers are always such a inspiration to me,
 I never get tired of admiring the array of beautiful
colours and the ability of nature to keep on renewing
itself, it never disappoints just keeps on giving.
I've taken a few photos and I like to share these with

Lilic and green! a pretty combination. Photos taken by me
either in my garden or surrounding 

I'm sure we all love to see a carpet of wild flowers
for me the delicate spread and vibrant mix of colour is
quite breathtaking.
The humble daisy or little balls of sunshine.
Did you know a the daisy flower symbolizes innocence and
purity and wonderful new beginnings, The Perfect choice I would think for your hair on your wedding day! #summerbride 


I was very fortunate to be given an old small side table, it was either for me or for the bin so of 
course I gratefully accepted : )  Love a freebie!
I wasn't quite sure what to do with it as it was quite an insignificant boring looking piece but I was soon
to be inspired by some lovely pieces of unwanted wallpapers
I had knocking around, 
So here we have it a colourful piece of sunshine!

Rustic chic and grown up pinks. Vintage table & Chairs

15th May 2016 

I'd like to share with you guys, my very lovely dining set! Art Deco in style with its grand column style legs giving  this table an individual style all of its own, I just love it!  The table is very large and with its extending leaf can seat up to ten persons comfortably, which is just perfect for fun lively dinners or lunch parties with family & friends! 
I wanted to be a little more creative with this table so I decided to give the middle section a pop of colour, call me crazy but I love it!  The overall dining set looks splendid if I do say so myself, I painted  the middle leaf with chalk paint in 'Antoniette' from Annie Sloan, a beautiful subtle grown up darling pink. The whole dining set has been distressed  which works so well with Annie Sloans Coco and with white undertones it gives feeling of a rustic shabby chic French style.  Im so happy with the finish, the colours compliment the whole piece beautifully well. I'm loving this little brain wave of mine : ) 

The chairs are real vintage beauties, circa: 1940s. Four beautifully made pieces I'm so happy to keep these items in circulation, absolutely to perfect to be thrown away!    
I've upholstered the seats with stunning French designer lush fabric in pink stripe, a elegant but rustic look, Jolie : ) 

If you would like to purchase any of my items please do email me for details,  address at top of my page. 
All my items you can find on etsy or my Ebay store. 

First day of spring. Upcycling Dining Table


Happy first day of spring to all you fellow creative's
and prospective customers.
To start this beautiful spring period off I would like to 
share my stunning flower bouquet from 'Libertys' of London,
such a gorgeous display harmonious colour to be inspired by.

Pretty impressive cushions with colour!
The stunning violet cushion I found at 'Denbies' Dorking
gloriously bringing the outside in, big flower prints
instantly adding a fresh cheerful sunshine feeling.
If you not crazily in-love with florals as I -
How about funky pattern prints to jazz up your living area
these lively cushions will almost certainly bring a vibrant sunny feel to your home a great look scattered over your sofas.
Amazing scarfs
'Liberty's London'

I've  been working on and so desperately trying to complete my lovely looking dining table art deco in style it is surely one of my favourite pieces to date. I'm still having to take it carefully
after my slipped disc so the heavy lifting becomes a problem but
I'm happily getting there and so looking forward to getting it finished as I have other smaller Items of furniture to be getting on with. Here are some before pictures and where I'm up too so far.

Some what battered here and there but will be looking 
tip top once finished.

I decided on Annie Sloan's 'Antoinette' and 'Cocco' chalk paint. I wanted be brave and try a different look a more shabby chic french
rustic style with the 
possibility of some blooms!
I'm also in love with the
perfect vintage chairs I found- here are a few before 
Pictures, I started with the white Annie Sloan chalk paint 
finishing up with a top coat of the yummy coco another  
new favourite of mine!

These chairs may be old but 
they still have sexy legs!