This was a thrill, to say the least. I posted on Allegro two pieces of furniture and Annie Sloan’s paint. In Poland internet shopping is huge. Allegro is mostly new items and it is a way of accessing the entire country with one click.
One of the pieces I put up was a sideboard that had sheet music on it. I have seen this in a few places- there are too many sources to list- it is a bit of a trend in the blogesphere at the moment. Miss Mustard Seed and The Decorating Diaries come to mind but I have even seen it at Pottery Barn.
Anyway, a lady in Warsaw contacted me- she had fallen in love with the sideboard, however it was too large for her space. I told her I was waiting for a few pieces to be delivered and she picked one she liked so I painted it and finished it with the sheet music.
Here is the one she picked.
It is pretty cute. The legs are really super and the stretcher in the centre is a nice detail. There is also dove tail joinery in the drawers which is an added bonus.
I painted the body with Amsterdam Green and the top with Country Grey- both from Annie Sloan, and finished with the paste wax.
Not bad, eh? I am over the moon about this piece- I have to say it is one of my favourites.
I put very slim pieces of the sheet music on the front where the panel is raised and in the corners where it is not raised. I also finished the inside of the drawers with the sheet music.
I left the handles the same – there was nothing wrong with them and they totally suit the piece.
So now it is waiting in the store to be picked up. The buyer said the style was a “revelation” and is very interested in other things I may have.
I believe it is very important to credit my inspirations. I have seen many versions of sheet music furniture and wanted to try a few pieces with it. I don’t believe I am copying but being inspired by the original piece and giving it my own touch–I have given credit to Miss Mustard Seed and The Decorating Diaries- there are probably many more that I have seen but these two versions are what I clearly remember.