Before & After: Updated Bamboo Etageres

Before & After: Updated Bamboo Etageres

Colleen Quinn
Jul 11, 2012

When Mel first saw this pair of bamboo shelving units in her Habitat for Humanity store, she passed them by without purchasing. She then spent the rest of the night worrying that someone else would have snapped them up; thankfully they were still at the store when she returned the following day. With their glass shelves and ornate lines, Mel just knew these pieces were perfect for a makeover.

Mel painted her pair of bamboo shelves white, immediately transforming them from a blah relic from the past to a lovely addition to a modern day living room. For only $70 for the pair (plus the price of paint), Mel was able to create a wonderful display in her home at a bargain price. The gorgeous lines of these shelves really stand out in the glossy white, and the end result would look right at home in any design magazine photo shoot.

See more: Junkin' Junky: Painted Bamboo Etageres

(Images: Mel/Junkin' Junky)

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