As I sit in the store and wait for paint to dry….I thought I would give an update.
I completed this yesterday:
I did the sheet music again. yet again. I have had a few requests for it. There was a lady that came into the store whose sister is a musician and she was tickled and thrilled with the furniture that had sheet music on it and wanted to see more pieces.
So I painted it with Annie Sloan’s “Old Linen”. Great colour. It is kind of grey-ish and kind of beige-ish.
And then distressed it and waxed it.
I put the sheet music on the back only, or rather kept the sheet music on the back only! I did do the sides and of course when I tried to get the shelves in -they scraped the paper off….yeah, like I didn’t know that would happen- did it anyway.
I tried a different application with the sheet music. This time I used wallpaper paste. I did a coat under and then another on top. It worked out so much better than regular decoupage paste. There are far less bumps and it dried matte- so even where it is not perfect it is very difficult to see the imperfections.
I pretty much place the sheet music according to its pattern. Sometimes from the same book- sometimes not. To my eye it is the pattern that is important….which got me thinking- for those who are able to read music, would the fact that the script is not one continuous song, be difficult to live with? Would it be disturbing for those who have music in their lives? hmmmm…….??