A Musical Desk { Before & After }

I was a music major when I started college so I had lots and lots of sheet music on hand.

This was right about the time I discovered Mod Podge, so you can probably guess what happened......
I decoupaged sheet music on every surface I could think of.

My first college apartment looked like a music library had exploded and sheet music had been plastered onto nearly everything in it. (This was also during the height of my leopard print / jungle craze, so it was more like a music library exploded in a jungle).  

Anyway, I finally grew out of that phase, but now I suddenly feel like I'm reliving my college days after my little desk project last weekend.

I bought this desk a while back and it's been sitting in my dinning room while I tried to decide what to do with it...... then it hit me!  I should revert back to my old ways of Mod Podge and sheet music.

I rolled on Mod Podge (I used to use a paint brush in the past, but I've determined this works much easier) and then started layering on my music and then layered on about 3 coats of Mod Podge on top of that.

After the Mod Podge dried I sanded the edges and corners to make it look a bit worn.

The desk will stay on the wall in my dinning room.  The room is small so whenever I use it I just pull over a chair from the table, which isn't often since I normally work with my laptop in the recliner or on the desk in my studio/office.

I threw some random things on it for now,  I will probably change out how it's styled regularly like I do everything else in our home.  But right now what's on it includes one of my Great-Grandmother's blue heaven platters,  one of my new coffee filter flowers and the pen that was used for the guest book at my wedding.

The dinning room is one of the rooms we have completely remodeled and I think it may be officially "finished" for now.  I will have full before and after pics of the room next week.

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  1. This is cute. Does your 20% off coupon code still work?

    1. Yes, you can still use discount code "welcome2012" to receive 20% off your order.

  2. LOVE the desk- New follower from Exposure 99% weekday hop. Look forward to seeing more from you :)

  3. Very cool! I could cover my house in all the sheet music I have - what a good idea on these drawers.
    Saw you on Primp - new follower: me

  4. I am so impressed- that you thought of that! Way to go creativity! It looks lovely!

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  5. I think it came out just darling!!
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  6. Beautiful transformation - love it!!!

  7. I love projects that use sheet music. The desk looks great. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

  8. This is so cute!! Love the music sheets!! Have a happy weekend! xx Holly

  9. Good on you for making it uniquely you! :)

  10. Sheet music always looks so lovely--awesome transformation!

  11. Love old sheet music used in any way possible. The sad desk is now a symphony!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  12. I love sheet music, but have not been brave enough to cover furniture with it. You desk is really looking good now, and very unique! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  13. Wow! Great job on the desk! I bought some sheet music that is violin music at a garage sale years ago. Only bought one book, but I wish I would have gotten more!

  14. I love working with sheet music and your desk is Fab! Newest linky follower, hope to see you vist and follow along. I will return to see more of your blog.

  15. I am loving this dresser!! So cute and creative! I wanted to let you know that we featured this and bragged all about it at this week's Naturally-Nifty Party! Thank you so much for always joining in on the weekly parties, I love seeing your cute stuff!


    I'd love for you to stop by and grab a FEATURED button---and of course link up this week!

    -Little Sis

  16. Hi Pamela: I love music, and and do love your desk idea! I may be able to try the way you applied the music sheets and Mod Podge to another project I am working on--I think this may solve a problem I had with my project, so thank you very much for the inspiration!

  17. Love your desk. The music was the perfect touch.


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