I bought this bamboo etegere a few weeks ago from Vanessa De Vargas for 50 bucks.

With proceeds going toward her latest charity project – Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children – I not only scored a good deal, but I felt all warm and fuzzy inside because my money was helping those in need.

I skipped the whole sanding thing because that’s just way too laborious for my liking.

I briefly dusted all the cobwebs off of it, wasted no more time and spray painted away.

One can of primer, two days, a trip back to the hardware store, a bit of a high, five and a half spray cans and one blister later, I was done with this bamboo.

Some close-ups


  1. March 17, 2011

    What a fantastic find!! Nice work

  2. March 17, 2011

    Me likey. I love your style girl!

  3. March 17, 2011

    Shut the front door! This looks fantastic. Your photos are gorgeous too, per usual. 🙂

  4. March 17, 2011

    your photos has convinced me, once and for all, that this weekend i have to paint my molding and trim a bright white.

  5. March 17, 2011

    wow! I love it and your picture taking skills are really impressive!

  6. March 17, 2011

    Wow what a fantastic tranformation! Great job Irene!
    And thanks for posting the link to the Good Shepherd Charity Design Project.

  7. March 17, 2011

    I love EVERYTHING about it. Great find, paint job, and the STYLING is amazing!!!

  8. March 17, 2011


  9. Wow, Irene, it looks fabulous!! Have a great weekend!

  10. March 18, 2011

    Very nice. I also dig the framed photo of Eric Bana and his publicist on the second shelf from the top.

  11. It looks fabulous and how wonderful to be helping out the Good Shepherd Center…double bonus!

  12. March 21, 2011

    Love it! Amazing what a little paint can do, isn’t it?

  13. March 21, 2011

    Fabulous! And quite a deal, too!

  14. March 21, 2011

    Hawt. Like the mirror too.

  15. March 26, 2011

    Irena, that is a very beautiful transformation! You gave that etegere new life and it really suits your decor.
    I just discovered your blog and absolutely love a lot of the pictures and content!


    Villa Bisono

  16. April 18, 2011

    Great piece, and I love what you’ve done with it. And of course I have that tray too. ;o)

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