Sunday, April 18, 2010

Blue Monday~Music Stand

Happy Blue Monday Everybody! For all of you who love the color blue,( Is there anyone who doesn’t?) Smiling Sally has a weekly event where the party-goers post their blues and hop to each blog visiting the others. Click on the picture of the bird to get to the party.

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I found this music stand at a little shop for 44.00. It is an older piece and was originally a dark color. I thought it was an interesting piece with 3 different shelves, a drawer and a lip on the lid to hold your music up. The lid can also lie flat. I grabbed my can of aqua spray paint and went crazy spraying. After letting the paint set for a bit, I took some rough 60 grade sand paper and rub off some of the paint on the edges.021 022 This was a quick and slick transformation and I really like how it turned out. I just put one of my books on the stand because I do not play any music. I guess I could put some old music books on the stand anyway; now I have to look for some!020 This view shows how the lid props up.019 Here is a picture I’ve had since my children were little. It had the dated gold frame which I just painted a crisp white and distressed slightly. That helped freshen up the style but now I see a shiny gold trim under the glass framing the picture.(Ugh). There is a good bit of blue in this picture.018 024 Thanks for stopping by; I sure love having the company and I will be visiting as many of you as I can as well. Have a wonderfully happy and joyful week!

17 comments:

Merrie said...

Your music stand looks very nice that color.

Ann said...

What a wonderful little stand. The blue looks great on it! Also, I think the white on the frame really makes both the picture and mating pop!

Martha said...

What a great stand and a great blue!

SmilingSally said...

I like your little music stand; what a nice find. Your pictures are pretty too. Happy Blue Monday.

xinex said...

Very pretty music stand! Love the picture too....Christine

T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Gwen is my cousin and sister of my heart. I love your little music stand makeover. That color of blue is gorgeous. I must do more spray painting. Loved all your pink posts too and the lovely gifts you received from Sue. I hope your kitties are getting along better now. Our Jingles is scared of everything. One time she hid for days and we could never figure out what spooked her. Yesterday I rescued 7 kittens and have taken them to a friend's for fostering as she has more help available to her. I will go with the boys in the afternoons after school to help feed them. Sending good wishes your way and many blessings for your week. :) Tammy

Beth said...

Cindy, Love your music stand and the artwork is lovely. I like the distressed white frame. Have a lovely week and a Happy Blue Monday!
Blessings, Beth

Baba said...

Good morning Cindy, This music stand is great..your pictures look wonderful with the mating and frame.

The Happy Homemaker said...

Great makeover! I love how it turned out:)

Becky K. said...

A very fun music stand. I don't know if I would have recognized it as that in passing. Good eye!

Becky K.

momgen said...

They are all pretty. I have lots of shell too...Happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

daylily777 said...

Both of your blues are wonderful ! I love the music stand !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Sarah said...

Cindy, what a great find this is. I can see multiple uses for this piece, and you've done a terrific job painting it. Great color!
Hope you have a terrific week! ~ Hugs, Sarah

© Jennifer Raley said...

Happy Blue Monday! I didn't know music stands came that way - that's neat. Must've been a fun and neat find for you. I love music and instruments. Wouldn't mind a music stand like yours. I'll have to think about that. Maybe get my husband to make me one? Oh, but where would I put it? And, I love what you did with the picture - I was pondering old frames the other day - I have a batch - and I was thinking paint them or something. Thanks for the encouragement by having done it! Hope you can open the frame easily to rid the brass surround of the picture - if it bothers you too much. But it really looks fine. Jenn

Kiki said...

Wow...soo Beautiful!! You are so fabulous..you create soemthing so charming every time! yay..gorgeous! I love the blue!
Have a fantatsic day!!
Kiki~

Marice said...

what a lovely stand! we used to have a stand similar to that :)


u may view mine here

Joy said...

How neat, love the shade of blue you chose and the candle sitting on it too.