we have a lot of bamboo growing around here. normally i say it is the bane of my existence. it's the invasive kind and if we turn our back on it for more than a minute there is a good chance it would take over the house, it grows that fast. but last year while thinning it out, i noticed that there was a small amount of black bamboo growing amongst all the green. larry cut a few stalks of it and we set it aside and forgot about it. this past week i was inspired by JOAN'S curtain rods in her bedroom of her amazing house in new hampshire. her beautiful home was recently featured in renovation style magazine. joan is the kind of woman that exudes style and grace and it comes through in her decorating. so i thought...if it's good enough for joanie then it's good enough for me. so we measured, cut and stained it. i used the existing hardware and just laid the bamboo (which is hard as a rock) right into the brackets. this is the result. it wasn't easy to get good photographs of the curtain rods b/c of the lanterns and space. but i tried my best. the photos really are awful but i hope you get the idea. it really isn't the kind of thing that hits you over the head when you walk in the room. i'd say it's a subtle detail. i'm still wondering what to do about finials, if anything.
despite these awful photos i'm linking to nita's
have a great week you guys.