SHABBY SHEET MUSIC DESK

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This sheet music desk was super easy to do – and it was almost just as easy to sell! I was shocked that it sold from my booth (in my booth selling days) in under an hour after I put it in. Crazy, huh? Afterwards I had a few people ask how I did the sheet music desk, so I thought I’d show you how.
Once upon a time, when we were up in Minnesota, we stumbled upon a local thrift shop. Although the prices were a little high, I did find a few affordable pieces, including this desk – a steal for $6. Yep – six buckaroos! A steal, huh?
There was really only one downside to the desk, it had a laminate top – but that’s where the sheet music comes in.
First remove the hardware. Next sand down the top, to give it grip. Finish up the base by painting it with Gray Chalk Paint. You could use any color, but the combination of gray & the sheet music is neutral. That makes perfect for any shabby style home (or even a farmhouse style home!)
After the base is painted, sanded & waxed, then start on the top. Using Mod Podge & lots of sheets of hymnal music to cover up all that laminate. When it is dry, cover it all with 4 coats of MinWax poly acrylic on top to keep everything all in place & protected. Using polyacrylic means that it won’t yellow as easily as polyurethane.
Once everything is completely dry, replace all the hardware. I kept the original because I like the nod it gives to the desk’s former look.
AND THAT’S HOW TO TURN A $6 THRIFT STORE SCORE INTO THE SHEET MUSIC DESK.
Suggested materials:
  • Gray chalk paint
  • Mod Podge
  • MinWax poly acrylic
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
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  • Cla16512296 Cla16512296 on Jan 31, 2017
    How did you get the corners to be so neatly done. I have a piano room and would love to do this project. I love it!

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