Monday, May 30, 2011

White Table With Sheet Music Lined Drawer

I found this small table (or is it a desk?) on Craigs List.  I played it safe, and painted it white.

This is a picture of the table before.

For the top, I just applied a few layers of Briwax dark brown.  I really love to use wax on a very worn surface.  It turns the imperfections into a beautiful patina.  Here it is in the process.

The drawer had lots of  "imperfections", too, so I lined it with sheet music.  A glass knob was the final touch.

These two gold pieces got a makeover in white as well.

And here they are in my booth.

This is the booth after the addition of my more shabby chic items.  I used the screen to divide the space.  I have a "French" side and a "romantic" side.

I enjoy both styles, so I plan on doing some of each.  I'm a little behind with my posts.  I have several projects completed that I hope to show soon.  In the meantime, I will be joining some of the parties on my sidebar.  Please go and visit.



  1. Your table/desk looks amazing! Love your booth...both sides! Have a most lovely week!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  2. What a great little table, Janet! I have something that size that has been used as a table and currently as a desk. It is tucked up in a spare bedroom, but it could usea paint job. It is that horrible orangey looking stain right now. You've inspired me to add it to my painting list!

  3. What a lovely little desk! I love how you lined the drawers with sheet music! Coming over from Tuesdays Treasures and your newest follower!


  4. OOOHHH! Good thing I don't know where your booths are! Haha! So many pretty things! Love the sheet music in the drawer and the way you finished the top!

  5. I love that you added a little extra pizazz with the lined drawer. Very sweet and I really like your booth. :)

  6. Hi there! Your make-overs are fantastic. I have really enjoyed looking at all the pretties.
    I just wanted to let you know (if you don't yet) that your table/desk is really a vanity! My mom has had one for years and handed it down to me. On most of them, there were this swing-out arms in front of the drawer that you used for putting nail polish on.
    Your's turned out so cute. I painted mine light pink and put a ceramic knob on the drawer that has a little pink rose on it. I put a little shabby mirror on it and have used it for many years to put make-up on. Keep up the good work!