Sheet music can be found for a song. Just check any thrift store and you will find it. And why would I want to buy sheet music you ask? Because you can use it for decoupage projects. I am fortunate that I have some that my aunt left in the piano bench.
I have been wanting to use it for a long time and that time has come. I decided to copy it using my printer on the color setting. I felt I didn’t want to use the original in case I wanted to do other projects with the sheet music.
My plan was to use Mod Podge to decoupage the sheet music to the table top and table sides and paint the legs using my DIY chalk paint recipe. The recipe I use is very simple; one part Plaster of Paris mixed with a little warm water to a pancake like consistency give or take. Then I add 3 parts of paint and mix well.
This table that has been sitting in my garage for a long time. I always knew I wanted to do this technique on this particular table. One reason is the top is not wood but some kind of laminate material.
After applying the Mod Podge for furniture, following the instructions I glued a jute color ribbon around the edge of the table and under the sides to give it a nice finish. I lightly sanded the legs and then put them back on the table. Once the legs were put back on the table I waxed them using a clear wax and then the dark wax. I like how the dark wax seems to give the black a variation of color and depth.
I am really please with how it turned out and hope there will be someone at the shop who likes it as much as I do. To me it is a conversation piece. What do you think?
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