Ok, so we all have been to a garage sale, estate sale, barn sale (my fav!), or auction and the auctioneer holds up a sad broken piece of ___________ (fill in the blank). It's kinda like a car accident... you can't help but look at the item...scratch your head and wonder... and oh the things you will wonder! That is what my latest B4&Happily Ever After is all about today!
A very good friend of mine, Pam, and I went garage sale-ing a couple weeks ago. We were on our last stop when I came across this sad little table. It was screaming my name! CHRISTIE! CHRISTIE! PICK ME UP! I'M WORTH YOUR TIME! PLEASE CHRISTIE! DON'T PASS ME BY!... You get the picture :) So I picked up the car accident and carried it home...Pam just rolled her eyes. :)
Surprisingly, this little table was very sturdy but the top veneer had seen better days long ago. After a few hours work, the table turned from car accident to this!
Yes, this top is vintage sheet music. Yes, I stole the idea from Miss Mustard Seed. Yes, you can do this too!
Another find that day are the super cool retro folding sport glasses & of course my silver plated coffee pot and vintage Irish crystal.
I used Valspar Lincoln Top Hat satin paint with BIN primer as a base coat. After painting, I distressed the finish and aged it with walnut Minwax gel stain. Once dried, I used Minwax Wax and a Poly acrylic top coat on the sheet music. I just love how it turned out & can't wait to show you what's next!