Wednesday, March 30, 2011

B4&Happily Ever After

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!
Enjoy~
Christie

17 comments:

  1. I love the music sheets you added to the top. What a fun makeover to bring to life to a rough piece. Love the display as well!

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  2. Love, love, love the sheet music top. Also, good luck on your new home. Can't wait to see pictures.

    Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth Ann's.

    Joyfully,
    Elizabeth Ann

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  3. ooh i love the black with the sheet music! i have seen a lot of cream with sheet music, but the black really makes it stand out more. nicely done!

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  4. Good for you! So now we will call you the "table whisperer". You did a great job of transitioning that worn-but-good-bones table. I love it! Cheer's to you!
    I am your newest follower.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  5. WOW! So cute!! Definately worth the time spent! :)

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  6. That's super fun! You really found a diamond in the rough! :)

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