July 11, 2011
I participated in the Day of Thrifting event last Saturday, hitting up three of my local favorite thrift stores and visiting a brand new one that just opened in my town. Tucked away in a corner under a big pile of shoes I found a piece with a certain detail I’ve been wanting forever. Faux bamboo!
Check it out:
Obviously not everyone’s style, but I love its Hollywood Regency like bamboo trim and bonus, check out those awesome campaign pulls. It’s definitely in need of some TLC but a good price at $25. For anyone who likes the wood ‘stain’, sorry but it’s faux, and chipping off in places, so I plan to sand it down, prime it, and paint it.
I’ve been gathering inspiration from all across the internet, trying to decide what color to use. Usually, I just make up my mind when I see something, but I’m a little torn here. You know me, my first inclination is always to paint it a (safe) glossy white!
Black is always classic.
I’m really tempted to bust out a bold color on this one. How about a vivid Palm Beach inspired hue, maybe pink?
Sommerset Bay etagere
Glossy blue, like this chippendale faux bamboo chair?
I suppose what really matters is where it will go, right? I plan to use it an end table in our guest space, which is mostly white and grayish green, so really, anything goes.
What color do you vote for?