The mantle in our family room needed a fresh new look. I wanted something tall in the cylinder vases but buying long stem flowers can be pricey. My solution was to paint a bundle of bamboo sticks, that I already had, to look like fresh-cut bamboo. Many floral departments in craft stores have plastic bamboo but I think nature provides a little more character.
First I used green spray paint until all sides were covered. Then I touch up each one with darker green craft paint at each notch. I was very pleased with the look but decided it still need something more. I white washed each section with some watered down white craft paint with a cloth. To finish it off I rubbed some of the Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax on each bamboo stick to give it a silky even look.
Very inexpensive project since the only thing I had to purchase was the spray paint. Everything else I already had on hand. By the way the spray paint was the best I have ever used. I’m always amazed how technology gets better and better even in regards to spray paint! I want to find something else to paint green!
Bye for now I’m on a mission!