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!


  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!

  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.

    Elizabeth Ann

  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!

  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.
    Ladybug Creek

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

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

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