Friday, November 8, 2013

Faux Bamboo is Faux Real, Baby!

(How ya like that title??) 
The other day I posted this picture on MLST's Facebook page.

Well it was one of those I'm-gonna-regret-it-if-I-don't-buy-it jobs. So I went back to the store a few days later and bought it and the piece next to it. I know some of you may be thinking, "That's total junk! What's she thinking?!?" (I can totally hear my brother-in-law's voice right now. Love ya, Troy!) While others as crazy as me see the potential in pieces like these. So this is what I'm thinking: both these pieces will be for the boys' bathroom. Yes, their bathroom. See if you follow my train of thought here. Let me show you a picture of a bathroom that I've loved for a while now. It was actually the biggest inspiration for our master bathroom renovation. (I blogged about it here.)

2010 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House: Master Bath

I LOVE that vanity. Loved it from day one. (Notice the planked walls and tub surround? This is where we got the idea to do it in our bathroom.)

2010 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House: Master Bath Details

So...are you putting two and two together? See how my brain works? This puppy is going to be the boys' vanity. Maybe. If I can figure out a way to "box in" the top part. Can ya see it?? (don't mind the number cups...I'll tell you more about them in another post.)

And this beauty is going to serve as their linen closet. It's in perfect condition. Solid. This thing is a beast made by Thomasville back in the day. Faux bamboo, baby.

Ha...some spoons fell out when I opened that drawer. 

And while I'm at it, can I just show you what I found in my little internet search for these pieces?

This look is HOT right now. And so are the prices. (well, unless you're me...ha!)  For those who might not be familiar with this particular style, it's called Hollywood Regency. (and here's a great article all about it) Basically, it was in this style that the Hollywood movie stars of the '30s decorated their homes. While I couldn't imagine an entire house outfitted with pieces like these, I do enjoy them mixed in with other styles. That's totally my way of decorating: mixing antiques with modern, vintage with industrial. My mantra is mixing whatever you love! It'll look good if you love it. 

So I'm pretty stoked right now. I'll be painting the pieces similar to this one (which is a larger-scale version of our china cabinet). Oh and ours has an interior light fun. Just need to get some glass shelves to put inside.

And since I'm straight with you guys, I'm gonna tell you how much I bought these for. Ready? I talked the owner down to $60 for both pieces. Yeah. EEK! Can you tell I'm just a bit excited about these projects?! Now we just gotta crackin' on their bathroom!

Have a great weekend.


  1. Drool worthy! I have a slight obsession for faux bamboo. I bought a Drexel dresser and had it painted in a piano finish black and there is just no way I would find something like that in solid wood for $300...faux bamboo is gorgeous.

    1. I love it too. I think these are my first big pieces in faux bamboo. I have smaller things but nothing like this. EEK! Can't wait to finish them! Thanks for your comment. :)

  2. It's fabulous! And I love how you always get such a deal!

  3. Oh yes. And I love the title of your post.

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