Every now and again I stumble across a bargain! This sure was the case for this old telephone table. It was sitting underneath a larger table at my local thrift shop, looking all lonesome. Originally I didn’t see it!! I always like to do a second wander around when shopping in case I miss things! Thank goodness I did otherwise this would have been a missed opportunity to give this little gal a new lease on life. Sharing how to give a $3 Telephone Table Music Sheet Makeover which can be adapted to any table.
$3 Telephone Table Music Sheet Makeover
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- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- Paint Brush
- Music Sheets
- 120 grit sandpaper and sander
- Miss Mustard Seed Beeswax
- Mod podge
- Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat
- 1 x drawer pull – I used this one.
Step 1 – Mix up your milk paint and let it sit while you give the entire piece of furniture a sand to remove any shine.
Step 2 – Start applying the milk paint to your piece of furniture. In the case of this telephone table, I gave it 2 coats of paint letting it dry in between each coat. Once completely dry sand accordingly and apply wax to seal but NOT over the top of the table. Just the legs, drawer front and base 🙂
If you are a little confuzzled on the best way to distress check out my post on the best way I have found to distress.
Step 3 – Taking your mod podge cover the whole of the top of the table. Moving quickly starting at the top adhere the music sheet and work your way to the bottom rubbing to make sure that the music sheet sticks. Then using an old store card or bank card move in a circular motion to remove any air bubbles. Start in the centre and work your way out to the edges. Apply another coat of mod podge to seal. Let this dry overnight and then using the tough coat apply over the music sheet for extra durability. Add your drawer pull.
And there you have a fun way to transform something that was looking all drab and sad into something that looks like a million dollars. Plus it doesn’t hurt your bank balance 🙂
Oh gosh this is so so cute! You saved that sad little table and made it “sing” again. And I really love the decor you topped it with, they all go perfectly together.
Thank you Toni! I am so glad that I went back for my routine look otherwise it may have been missed 🙁
I love anything with book pages and these sheet music pages make this table perfect. I love everything about this…all the way down to the chippy milk paint.
So glad you like it, Denise! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and I couldn’t agree with you more on book/music pages! I love using them in my projects!
I just wish I’d live closer, cause I’d come shop your home for pretty furniture Sam! This looks really beautiful!!
Oh that would be so awesome Katrin! Can you imagine the mischief we would get up to!! LOL 😉
Oh, sam this is darling!!! I don’t know how you think of such amazing projects!!! love this!
So glad you like it, Kellie! Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂
Really nicely done!! I love the theme! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!!
So glad you like it Helen! It was a fun little table to give a new lease on life 🙂
Wow, I would never have looked twice at that table sitting in the thrift shop! It looks so wonderful once made over!
Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂
Sam this is adorable!! Love the music sheets and that knob 🙂 You make everything look so easy!
So glad you like it Susanne! Thank you 🙂
That table looks amazing Sam, great job, I cannot believe the price !!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment Amber! I couldn’t either and had to look twice to make sure that I wasn’t seeing things!!
Sam, this turned out so sweet. I love it! Thank you for bringing it to the party. So good to have you back!
Thank you, Theresa! It’s so good to be back! The wheels surely did fall off for a while!
A perfectly gorgeous make-over Sam.You just can;t go wrong with vintage papers… can you! Love it ♥
Thank you for sharing on Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to feature this inspiring table make-over at tonight’s party.
What a super cute makeover Sam I love the sheet music decoupage, and your staging is adorable too!
Thank you so much, Brenda! So glad you like it! 🙂
Nice job! It looks really beautiful, and I love the addition of the music sheets!
Thank you so much, Melissa!