Before & After: Updated Bamboo Etageres

published Jul 11, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

(Images: Mel/Junkin’ Junky)