Bamboo a great Friday find

One art form that I am most passionate about is bamboo. The natural element of bamboo for me is above all else. But once again, either you love it or not.  From time to time I would love to show you all the different creative ways bamboo is brought into home design. From landscaping to flooring to art.  Today, I want to show you a great Friday find, a steal of a deal.  We went to Garden Ridge, a favorite home and garden warehouse we shop at from time to time.  After getting what we went for….you know the deal, you mosey around just to have a look-see. Tucked in the back of floor vases and candlesticks my husband spotted this….

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we looked at each other…”that’s bamboo…interesting”.  28″‘ high x 24″ wide.  It was dusty, the bamboo was loose on the tracks, it wobbled, the bottom feet were coming off, lets just say…it had potential.  Of course no price tag!  We waited 15 minutes at the register (standing on the sideline 😦  ) for a price check.  Since it was the only one in the store they gave us a price for $14.00!! Deal!

We really didn’t know what we were going to do with it but after my hubby dismantled it and gave it a new life, we think it turned out beautiful!  IMG_4489Bambooart2He purchased a wood planter and stained it. Gave it gold feet. Cleaned and waxed the bamboo. made the structure strong and secure. Attached it inside the wooded box. Gave it finials. An up-light, that’s on a timer and black river rocks.  Creatively interesting.


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Well done, my dear, well done!  It fits perfectly in the foyer on the half wall.

More bamboo to come.  Sometimes gems don’t shine at first sight. TLC goes a long way. CollageBambooArtBA2Until next time….

Sew (or not), create and enjoy loving your home.   🙂 Have a wonderful week-end!

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