Flea market find: faux bamboo table

13 June 2011

This Saturday my friend Megan and I introduced our friend Nancy to the wonders of our local flea market. We had a great time, and came away with some great finds! My favorite was this guy:

A faux bamboo bedside table from Thomasville! At just $50, I consider this a HUGELY lucky find. (Especially since I just checked out the Thomasville site, and their least expensive end table/side table/bedside table is $350!) It’s in great shape construction-wise, and will be positively beautiful once it’s cleaned up and painted. I’m still contemplating a color scheme for our guest bedroom, so I’m not sure which shade to go with just yet, but rest assured, as soon as I figure it out, that baby will be colorful and glossy. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few pieces of bamboo inspiration…

These last two are particularly for John. We were discussing what colors we might paint the table, and I suggested red… to which he said, “NO one has red furniture!” :)

I also took home an adorable salt and pepper shaker pair for $3. I was just telling Nancy about how I was inspired to start collecting fruit and vegetable salt and pepper shakers after reading about them in the June issue of Martha Stewart Living, too! They also had an onion pair, but I resisted.

Now tell me: what color would you paint my table?

Image credits, top to bottom: personal image; Plum Cushion via Little Green Notebook; unknown, F.E. Castleberry for Matchbook Mag; unknown, Cottage Living Magazine via Honey & Fitz; Patrick Cline for Lonny; via DecorPad; personal image

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Ms. Bright
June 13, 2011 2:17 pm

Congrats on the great find!! I have a vintage faux bamboo dresser by Drexel and I still haven't decided what to do with it. I love the look of white, but I'm pretty sure I'll eventually want a bold color. Can't wait to see what you do…I love the delicate fretwork detail!


Ms. Bright
June 13, 2011 2:19 pm

Oh! And my mom just had an antique curio cabinet painted a laccquer red and it's AWESOME! Some people do have red furniture!!

June 13, 2011 3:35 pm


My neighbor is one of the two writers of this blog: http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/. They LOVE faux bamboo and are both DIY'ers as well. I thought you might enjoy it.


Isle of View
June 13, 2011 4:59 pm

I absolutely love the red, while it doesn't seem to fit your general home description:) The top photo of the light blue is also pretty, but when I first saw the photo I envisioned it in a pretty green like the sage chiffon from Ralph Lauren Home. http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/graphics/prod_images/RLH_8_rm25_v0.jpg

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