Today's Bamboo Friday is about my kitchen table.
Pretty mundane stuff, the kitchen table, except I hunted and hunted for mine.
And I love it.
You can read the story of how I found my table at Goodwill here.
It's a good story - I really could not make this up.
Here it is the day I found it at GW.
A couple of small dings on the table. Fixable.
The leather wrappings had a bit of wear
but I'm fine with vintage bamboo looking a bit vintage.
And they were all original and nice and tight. No loose wrappings.
All 4 chairs were sturdy.
Changing the seat fabric was no problem.
The bottom of the chair back was worn on every single chair.
This might prove tricky but the price was so, so low because of this.
I thought I could figure something out.
I bought it.
I mean, it was exactly what I wanted.
And then I did nothing. For like a year. I know.
I couldn't quite figure out how to replace the back without possibly damaging the bamboo around it. If that happened then I would have to do some serious repairs and probably paint the whole set. Not the end of the world but still.
And then one night it came to me how to take out the old broken woven insert
and replace it with a fabric panel!!
And then because it was just a few days before our annual Christmas Brunch
I decided to give it a whirl!
It worked. My husband cut out the old woven insert very carefully. I made a pattern, cut the fabric, slid it into place and edged with blue cording I found at Wal-Mart (yep!) on a small roll for $1.00 per chair
I love it when a plan comes together.
The fabric was supposed to be used during my Entryway makeover
during the previous One Room Challenge but it didn't make the cut.
It was perfect for the chairs and I had just enough!
Looks good with animal print too!!
Happy Bamboo Friday from my kitchen table to yours!