Decoupage A Table With Sheet Music!

I found a side table at a rummage sale for ten dollars. It had an ugly finish on it but I could tell it was well made.
I also had a box of old sheet music found at an estate sale. Having made a few crafty projects with it already I was itching to try a bigger project.
I decided to give the table an antique black slightly distressed finish with the top of the table covered with the antique sheet music from the 1920’s.

I also found this old locker basket recently . I think I will put some polyurtethane on it and use it in my kitchen as a bread basket.

First, sand off the original finish. You don’t have to go crazy like I did and sand it completely either.

I spray painted the piece black.

I covered the top with the sheet music and let it dry. then I trimmed the edges and added some polyurethane to the top to seal it.

I then sanded it up and rubbed walnut colored stain onto the sanded parts to make it look old. The music was already faded so I didn’t have to age it.

I would have to say I like how this turned out!

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  1. says

    I really love this idea, this link shows something similar done with maps, also gorgeous.

  2. Marie says

    Wow Justine, this looks great! You’re such a dab hand at pretty much everything!

  3. Anonymous says

    I do not even know with incredibly blog greatly that warned me! Thank you “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

  4. says

    I think that table is really cute, but I”m really enjoying that vintage fan sitting on top, too 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  5. shellyandrade says

    Justine, you did a beautiful job with this table, one of the nicest I’ve seen with sheet music!

    You’ve inspired me to add some to the top of a black dresser I’m working on ~ hope mine turns out as awesome as your table!

    Now where’s that mod podge, hmmmm

  6. Carolyn says

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen decoupaged objects! This looks great! I like the monochromatic effect with the black and white and the sepia background of the old music sheets… beautiful.