Sheet Music Wall Table

If you’ve seen my Facebook page, then you’ve seen this table


Isn’t she lovely?

I found her on Craigslist. I have to say, she sure does look a whole lot better than she did when we brought her home. She was dirty and her veneer was chipped away.


She had definitely seen better days.

I wonder what story she would tell if she could. Perhaps she once sat in a little parlor; collecting calling cards, listening to ladies visiting over tea, or holding a tray of petit fours while enjoying someone playing the piano at an evening gathering.


That’s what I imagine.

I started her makeover by painting her with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and followed with wax buffed to a soft sheen. The chipped veneer was filled in with wood filler and sanded smooth, and then I covered the top with vintage sheet music. I coated the top with 3 coats of polycrylic, so she is still just as useful as she is beautiful. I lightly distressed her in just a few places. She’s wearing a new gown, but she isn’t just another pretty young thing. She is wise AND beautiful. And just look at those legs!


Look again at before:


And after:


This is the first thing I’ve redone with the intent of selling it.  What do you think?

I shared this on:

French Country Cottage

Shabby Creek Cottage

Beyond the Picket Fence

Embracing Change

The 36th Avenue

Miss Mustard Seed – The inspiration behind the sheet music idea (see her sheet music dresser it’s gorgeous!)

At the Picket Fence

Cozy Home Scenes


24 thoughts on “Sheet Music Wall Table

    1. everaftercottage Post author

      Thank you! The hardest part was coming to terms with not being able to save the chipping veneer. I had originally thought I’d restain the top and paint the base, but I like this look even better.

  1. Rita

    I’m visiting from French Country Cottage and I’m so glad to be here. inspiration is just what I need tonight as i have a couple of furniture makeover projects wating for me this weekend.
    I love love love the way you transformed your table. it is now such a unique piece and adding music sheet is just the perfect final touch.
    have a great weekend.

  2. Linda Leyble

    Hi – can’t believe it. I found the exact table on terrible condition on Craigslist also – on Long Island. I paid $25 for it and the woman who sold it toe three in a free chair that I have to do something with. I finished it with ASCP old white also. I also put some mixes of blues and grays on the little knob areas. The veneer on top is terrible – I still have to do something with it. I was thinking of adding an antiqued mirror on top. I love what you did with yours.

    I don’t have the best before pics. I will let you know when I finish because I want to do a post on it – I could include yours as an optional way to finish it! Great job!


    1. everaftercottage Post author

      I love the idea of putting an antique mirror on top of a table! I can’t wait to see pictures when you’re done. It sounds beautiful! I thought about adding another color to highlight the details, but I was afraid i’d mess it up. 🙂

  3. Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes

    Very, very pretty! I love the shape and the softness of the piece. You did a great job refinishing and bring this table back to life. I’d love for you to share this or anything homey on my Your Cozy Home Party tomorrow.

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