Sheet Music Side Table

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture101 Comments

Almost all of my small side tables that were in the shop have sold, so my shop owner asked me to make more.  One problem…it’s been, like, three degrees outside, so I have not been able to use my spray booth.  (I have to open my basement doors for ventilation and really cold air and wet paint don’t play nice.)
So, I had this yawn of a table that was my printer stand in my office…it’s a small table and it’s already painted.  So, I stared at it for a while and waited for some inspiration.
I really like how my Mod Podge Table turned out, so I decided to try it again, but with a different look.  I have loads of old sheet music that I rescued from my grandparent’s attic and thought it would look lovely on the white table.
I used Mod Podge to decoupage the sheet music to the table top and bottom shelf.
I then distressed the edges of the table and finished it off with an antiquing stain.  I love how the stain seeped through onto the sheet music in some areas causing dark spots.  It looks perfectly aged.
This table had a lot of imperfections.  I think I bought it at a yard sale for $1.00!  Because of this, antiquing and glazing it was a great way to hide and even emphasize some of the flaws.

If you like my little mossy topiaries, you can see how I made them here.

You can find a video tutorial for applying paper to a piece of furniture HERE.

Sheet Music Side Table

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101 Comments on “Sheet Music Side Table”

  1. I'm lovin' your sheet music table …Your attention to detail shines thru … a wonderful job! I'm in the process of doing a 'wallpaper' dining room table {a first for me!}

    I'm also a new to your blog and can't wait until I have a full day to dive in and check out ALL of your amazing projects!


  2. this is beautiful!! i really love it, and think i'm going to have to give it a try. I had just read an article about using sheet music for table runners at a wedding and was trying to think of more options for using the music with out the wedding bit:O)

  3. Love it! It's been really cold here so not much is being done with furniture pieces here either. Enjoyed the workshop yesterday. Looking forward to next week.

  4. I LOVE this! What a great makeover for that cute little table. This got me thinking it might be the perfect way to dress up our drab little bedside tables. I'm in the middle of a master bedroom makeover, and I've been stuck on the tables. Thanks, once again, for the inspiration!

  5. I can't believe this is my first visit. I just love your blog posts and this table turned out just terrific. Now, I have all kinds of ideas in my head for sheet music.
    I will be back for sure, adding on as a follower.
    Have a blessed Day.

  6. Love this table. I also found old sheet music in my attic that belonged to my grandmother and I have a little table almost identical. I'm thinking another project is coming up. Thanks so much for the idea.

  7. SPECTACULAR!! I'm redoing my dining room this year and this would be amazing to top off the custom buffet we're making.

    Love it! 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness, I am just loving this! I have a table similar to yours in my booth that is just so ho hum and will not sell. Now, I know what to do with it, thanks to you. I think buyers are getting tired of just plain ole painted stuff and are wanting more. This is a fantabulous idea.

    Love it.

  9. The sheet music and that little table really work well together. I have a huge stack of old sheet music just waiting for a project…now I just need the furniture!!

  10. What a lovely table! I really like your mossy mound topiaries too.

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps Unless it's just my computer being goofy…your "The White Farmhouse" link is linking to me! I absolutely do, of course, think you deserve all sorts of awards! : )

  11. Hmm yum, lovely table. I could eat it right up. Although I do think it would be a bit heavy on my stomach. Go look for more tables to do, because this will fly out of the shop in a second too.

  12. Love the sheet music application. I've used Mod Podge in the past, but not with sheet music. What a clever way to preserve a favorite song. This would be awesome using old Christmas songs – I bet all the thrift shops will have a run on tables of this style. Thanks for a great blog.

  13. I love this! I have an old telephone stand that would look lovely covered in music sheets! Thanks for the inspiration. You did a fantastic job!

  14. I just bought my first bottle of Mod Podge since I was like… 7. And I feel like I have some mighty powerful tool in my hand when I hold it. I can't wait to come up with some projects! Thanks for sharing this table. It's amazing!

  15. Just found this one. I've never had many painted pieces of furniture and never anything with sheet music but I love, love, love this. I come from a very musical family. I have one piece of sheet music framed which is one my Grandma wrote. Noone can find any more of her published sheet music ;-( But I just got inspired from this post…reading how you looked at the table waiting for some inspiration…and thought, I could probably have my Grandmas music copied onto some old looking paper and then do a table similar to this with her music! Wouldn't that be sweet…gosh I'm starting to tear up thinking about her! Just love all your cuteness in your posts! Thanks much!

  16. I'm scatter brained tonight…the main reason I came back to your blog tonight…then got sidetracked on this post and thinking of my Grandma's sheet music…was to tell you that I added your blog to my sidebar. Have a good night!

  17. I'll be doing this with my really ugly two-drawer lateral file cabinet in the piano studio corner of my living room. Great inspiration, thank you!

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  22. I am thinking of doing this. Would this work with printed music or should I find some old music like pictured?

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