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Sunday’s to Relax

Sunday was dedicated to sanding a faux bamboo nightstand I bought at the Goodwill several months ago. The Sistah (brought an accent table) and BCF (sanded a chair) came over to get the (sanding) party started. I’ll admit, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, nor did I bother researching what kind of sandpaper I would need to remove the gloss from my nightstand. Luckily, the BCF came fully prepared now that she’s a pro. She can add a stool, frame and chair to her resume and the fact that she can knock out pieces faster than I can find ’em, makes me wanna make her my business partner.

Take a look at what a mess we made we produced.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs603.snc3/31749_423736761762_608796762_5373508_2825881_n.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5241/5286910123_dfafd17b6e.jpg http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteGraphics/RefGraphics/Boulle/BoulleOrnateTable.jpg

My sister does amazing work.

I sanded, primed and spray painted mine in a high-gloss black to try to achieve the look of most high-end bamboo pieces. The greek key-esque hardware allow it to appear more expensive than the $19 I paid.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5287523572_0e7b0943fe.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5287526338_01447bbef8.jpg

Other faux bamboo pieces:

http://media.onsugar.com/files/2010/04/13/0/192/1922794/32489fc250a8a818_bamboodresser.preview.jpg

image via casasugar

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4259100707_cf8d0b5210.jpg

image via isuwannee

http://theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Pair-of-Campaign-Etageres-Facon-Faux-Bamboo-Seller-Sabina-Danenberg-Antiques.jpg

image via theregencyfurniture

http://www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/09/18/7702e0dabdb0.jpg

image via decorpad

http://biz96.inmotionhosting.com/~desig162/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/beachbungalow8imperialtrelliswallpaperfauxbambootoleredchandelierwhitesaarinentablewestelmdiningchairs.jpg?w=199

image via cococozy

http://www.decorpad.com/photos/2010/03/16/851a19520adf.png

image via decorpad

More amazing bamboo chandeliers set in a bright and cheery workspace.

  1. May 25, 2010

    “. . .reachin for pacific heights sunday is my rope – dig it – sunday’s to relax. . .” http://bit.ly/abDNHK

  2. May 25, 2010

    Uh…that table looks a little different…would you like the “real” after picture? I actually have one…I even set my stuff on it now. 🙂

  3. August 9, 2010

    Hiya, Thanks so much for leaving the link post…now you have me very tempted to paint the cane chest I have purchased….black looks awesome…although after looking at all the other examples…the options are endless.
    Thanks so much for swinging by my blog lovely xo

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