Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Faux Bamboo Furniture Love Affair

 I have a bit of crush on faux bamboo furniture, with a pop of color, who doesn't???  Just look at these beauties I found on Pinterest:

Just as I was wiping the drool off of my chin, I stumbled upon a set by Thomasville- complete with the dresser, mirror, desk, and end table, being sold together. 
Whaat?!!! I know, almost unheard of. This crush just became a love affair people.  

I owe my oldest son, big time, for driving 60 miles round trip with me to help cram load up all four pieces of this FABULOUS (or soon to be) furniture into my SUV! I had to snatch it up while I had the chance because they are soooo darn hard to find.  I hadn't decided on colors or even which piece to keep for myself, (I have to have one Hollywood Regency Lovely in my house somewhere) I just knew I had to get these babies!  

I know, I know, some imagination please and yeah, I've had my work cut out for me, but they were in great shape.

As far as paint, I'm thought about Kelly Green for the desk, a brighter-than-navy blue for the dresser, maybe gold guild for the mirror, and I had been dying to use my Krylon Coral Isle spray paint, so the side table is getting that. BTW, that orange desk I found on Pinterest, is my exact find!! I can't stand it, I'm excited here, new love and all.

I could picture one in every room.  I need the dresser as a foyer table, the desk would be lovely in my room, the little table for the study, and the mirror...anywhere really.
No, I won't keep them all, I promised the spouse I would refinish at least one and find it a new home!!!

What happened?

So here's where we stand with these guys...I kept them, all of them...even the mirror.

The desk was painted with a glossy red paint, designed for automotive purposes, so it is super shiny and thick.

The dresser you have seen a million times...I spray painted that with Valspar Deep Sea Diving blue.  The mirror is gold now.

and the little side table got a coral coat of spray paint...

Thanks for stopping over!