November 05, 2012

He's Oh So Handsome

Remember this little side table I first mentioned in Weekend Inspiration: Mod Podge and then in It's Been Quiet Over Here...and Not By Choice? You are probably tired of seeing him, but he is finally all decked out! I found him at the Goodwill for 2 bucks!

painted side table, painted furniture

And then remember where he was headed in my post Big Plans? And I didn't like it?

painted side table, painted furniture

I had decided to take a chance on a bolder color. I realized I was struggling with taking some chances and this little guy was my perfect opportunity to "take the bull by the horns" as they say. I decided on deep blue in gloss. Straight off the shelf at Menards. I considered trying to make my own chalk paint, but didn't know how that would work with a gloss paint, so that will be left for another project. Lord knows I have plenty of those waiting for me!

So, I get out the deep blue paint and after opening the can, well, let's just say, I was underwhelmed. Not the deep blue I was thinking it would be, but more of a "little boy blue".

painted side table, painted furniture

I decided to not "judge a book by its cover" and put some of this color on the drawer. It's a nice color, don't get me wrong, but definitely not the color I was going for on this piece of furniture. I forgot to take a picture of the blue drawer, but trust me, it wasn't the way to go for this guy.

Okay, so strike 2. I have one left. Better make it count! Back to the paint store basement I go! I first thought I would go find that "deep" blue at the paint store I was looking for, but realized my original vision for this guy was the way to go. Black in a satin finish. And I had a can downstairs. I'm not sure why I was wandering into a different direction, because when I first set eyes on this guy I knew just how he should look. I shouldn't doubt myself. And now, the third time's the charm!

Now on to the good stuff! Here is a peek at the frame of the side table painted in the black. The drawer is getting another application added to it, so I didn't include it yet. :-)

painted side table, painted furniture

SO much better than the blue!

painted side table, painted furniture

The hardware needed some sprucing up as well. They are tiny little knobs but I like them. They just needed to be freshened up. I prepared them for painting and gave them new life. There is a really easy way to paint your hardware. I will save the pics for a Tidbit post later in the week, otherwise, this post will be way too long!


I have been wanting to use Mod Podge and this is the perfect project for it. I decided to Mod Podge sheet music to the drawer front. I chose the song, The Rose, because it is one of my all time favorite songs. I painted the knobs in a gloss black. The furniture piece just seemed to scream 'black, white, sheet music' to me. The sides remind me of black piano keys.


painted side table, painted furniture

The music is ready to be applied.

painted side table, painted furniture, mod podge

And here he is all decked out!

painted side table, painted furniture, mod podge

painted side table, painted furniture, mod podge

painted side table, painted furniture, mod podge

I just love him! He looks great next to the sectional in my living room. I will be adding a spray poly to him yet, but couldn't wait to get this post done! :-)  Not bad for a $2.00 purchase, paint on hand and sheet music on hand. Actually, he looks even better in person.

Oh! And Mod Podging was so easy! LOVE it! I will be finding more projects for that application. I have a couple of other end tables in the living room that need sprucing up since this little guy is now so dressed up! My daughter said he is classy. (smiles) Soooo?? What do you think??



This post linked to:

The Dedicated House
Debbiedoo's
Kammy's Korner
The Thrifty Rebel
Organize and Decorate Everything
The 36th Avenue
Fox Hollow Cottage
Positively Splendid
Funky Junk Interiors
Coastal Charm
DIY Show Off

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20 comments:

  1. Your little table is so cute! I love the transformation! Love the sheet music on the front. Stopping by from Debbiedoos.

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    1. Thanks Pam! I'm really happy with him. And thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Looks wonderful!! I love it!! glad to have found your blog, and hope you enjoy mine too! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Theresa! I'm glad you like him. I like him, too. :) Thanks for stopping by! I will check out your blog!

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  3. I have a "thing" for projects with sheet music, and yours turned out great! Thanks for sharing it (I'm here from Debbie-doos)
    Jeanette@creatingalifenow.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank Jeanette! I'm glad you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks ARod! And Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love the sheet music! This is such a great transformation! Id' love it if you would link this fabulous project up to a blog hop that I'm co-hosting right now at http://www.thriftyrebel.com/2012/11/sundayfunday-blog-hop.html
    Have a great week!
    Tuula :)

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    1. Thank you Tuula! He catches my eye every time I walk in the living room now, and it's the sheet music that does it! I would love to link up! Thanks for the invite and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I love this transformation. It is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Geri! We are loving him! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank Kammy! He may be my favorite project to date! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit!

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  8. very nice! i recently did some musical drawers too!

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    1. Thanks Deanne! I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come back soon!

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  9. I love it!!! I'm pinning "him" to my Awesome Furniture board. :)
    Denise

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like him so much you are "pinning" him! Thanks for stopping by, hope you come back soon!

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