A makeover timeline-
June 14th. Receive photos of said bookshelf from MoS reader. Giddy email correspondence with MoS Charlotte follows. Should I?
July 8th. Meet seller's husband in the Giant parking lot in Arlington to purchase. Sit in my car for a few minutes scoping the parking lot for a gray hatchback. Have $60 cash in my hot little hand. Is this what it feels like to have a dealer? In any event, the shelf comes home with me. I can't get enough of the gorgeous detailing on this.
July 9th. I can tell this truly is vintage by what happens after a few swipes with my dust rag. Gross!
July 19th. Books and the like get placed back on. Decide it's way too cluttered. Need to ditch a few things.
July 20th. After a bit of editing, decide things look better. Loving the pop of color it brings to my room, which is otherwise very subdued with shades of navy, beige, and gold. It's sort of the color of lobster.
Pardon the half-upholstered chair in the picture; that's my next work-in-progress.
July 21st - present. I may have quit bamboo cold turkey, but let me tell you, I'm taking this one day at a time...