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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.

https://i2.wp.com/hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs603.snc3/31749_423736761762_608796762_5373508_2825881_n.jpg

Before                                                               After

https://i0.wp.com/theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Earl-of-Warwick-Sofa-Side-Table-Ann-Getty-House-Collection.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.

Other faux bamboo pieces:

https://i0.wp.com/media.onsugar.com/files/2010/04/13/0/192/1922794/32489fc250a8a818_bamboodresser.preview.jpg

image via casasugar

https://i1.wp.com/farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4259100707_cf8d0b5210.jpg

image via isuwannee

https://i2.wp.com/theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Pair-of-Campaign-Etageres-Facon-Faux-Bamboo-Seller-Sabina-Danenberg-Antiques.jpg

image via theregencyfurniture

https://i1.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/09/18/7702e0dabdb0.jpg

image via decorpad

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/beachbungalow8imperialtrelliswallpaperfauxbambootoleredchandelierwhitesaarinentablewestelmdiningchairs.jpg?w=199

image via cococozy

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2010/03/16/851a19520adf.png

image via decorpad

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


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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.

https://i2.wp.com/hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs603.snc3/31749_423736761762_608796762_5373508_2825881_n.jpg

Before                                                               After

https://i0.wp.com/theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Earl-of-Warwick-Sofa-Side-Table-Ann-Getty-House-Collection.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.

Other faux bamboo pieces:

https://i0.wp.com/media.onsugar.com/files/2010/04/13/0/192/1922794/32489fc250a8a818_bamboodresser.preview.jpg

image via casasugar

https://i1.wp.com/farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4259100707_cf8d0b5210.jpg

image via isuwannee

https://i2.wp.com/theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Pair-of-Campaign-Etageres-Facon-Faux-Bamboo-Seller-Sabina-Danenberg-Antiques.jpg

image via theregencyfurniture

https://i1.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/09/18/7702e0dabdb0.jpg

image via decorpad

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/beachbungalow8imperialtrelliswallpaperfauxbambootoleredchandelierwhitesaarinentablewestelmdiningchairs1.jpg?w=199

image via cococozy

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2010/03/16/851a19520adf.png

image via decorpad

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


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Do It Yourself

I was looking through old magazine cutouts and came across this DIY project I’d surely attempt to recreate. I always appreciate a good gallery wall, but rather than display art or photographs, opting for jewelry displays is even more of a nifty idea. This solution would work best in a bedroom or closet.

I cut out the How To portion of the page thinking I knew exactly how to achieve this look. It appears fairly self-explanatory so I’d probably do as follows:

1) Pick out different size frames at either a craft or vintage shop. You can do as many or as few as you’d like.

2) Select either fabric or paper to serve as a backdrop. An array of either would look more compelling.

3) I would use cork board as a back supporter of the chosen fabric or paper. Cork board would work well for earrings and brooches – assuming the selected material isn’t too thick.

4)  After measuring the cork board to make sure it fits in frame, wrap the cork board with selection of material and cut off any excess. If you’re using paper, an exacto knife works really well if blade is sharp. If using fabric, use fabric scissors. Fold and glue back any loose edges for a clean, smooth look. I know it’s only the back of the frame but trust me, it won’t appear sloppy to anyone who may decide they want to take a peek at the back of your DIY.

5) Once the above step has been completed, you’re ready to mount to the back of the frame using a heavy-duty adhesive.

6) Choose varying knobs to hang jewelry and mount to front of material covered cork board, also with heavy-duty adhesive.

7) You’ll also need to use some sort of mounting bracket to stick to the back of the frame in order to mount to the wall. Some frames already come with a mounting unit but if not, any hardware store will have them.

Hope my info was helpful and happy DIYing.

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