I’m so excited to share a little home update with you! I picked up this wonderful Thomasville faux bamboo server for a steal off of Craigslist about two years ago. We use it as a console table.  It holds the “key box” to stash the car keys, and our stereo that we can’t give up because we still like a good ol’ CD once and awhile, and the Bose Soundlink.  There is a lot going on there.

Thomasville Server / Pursuing Vintage

It had already gone through one re-paint with its previous owner – a light brown/tan color.  Nice and neutral.  But faux bamboo doesn’t really scream for neutral.  It doesn’t deserve neutral.  It longs for color!

And color is what it got!

Faux Bamboo Thomasville Server / Pursuing Vintage

I wanted a coral color to accent the beautiful rose medallion lamp (as well as other coral accents I have around the room). I used Clark & Kensington Warm Coral paint.

Clark & Kensington Paint / Pursuing Vintage

I replaced the “key box” with this adorable hobnail bowl that I got in a previous Vintage Swap from Shelly (ConfettiStyle).  I also replaced the old drawer pulls with these amazing acrylic & brass pulls that I found on Etsy.

lucite & brass drawer pulls / Pursuing Vintage

I think the piece gives a great “pop” of color to the room and has become more of a statement than it was before.  The faux bamboo is happy.

Thomasville faux bamboo server makeover / Pursuing Vintage

(By the way – there is usually a mirror above the server, but I’ve swapped the mirror temporarily with the painting for my fall mantel.  Check it out if you missed it!)



Vintage Oil Painting of a Buck / Pursuing Vintage

I was so excited to find this terrific framed oil on canvas, dated 1897!  When I first found it, I thought it would be perfect for a man cave or den.  But then… I got thinking about fall and decided it would be even more perfect for my fall fireplace mantel!

Fall Mantel / Pursuing Vintage

Fall Mantel with Gourds and Vintage Painting / Pursuing Vintage

This mantel is so different than the blue and white ginger jar I usually have on my mantel.

Blue & White Porcelain Ginger Jar with Tulips // Pursuing Vintage

I’m enjoying the painting while I have it, but keep an eye on the Pursuing Vintage Shop because it’ll be available soon for purchase!

Time to go enjoy a mug of warm cider!