October 12, 2011

Mod Podged Vintage Songbird Table

Hi, my name is Kristina from ReMadeSimple and I am thrilled to be featured on Mod Podge Rocks! I have a really cool and fun table redo to show you that I like to call my "Vintage Songbird Table".

So, I have had this nice sturdy table for a long time, I'm pretty sure it was only $5 bought from an antique store that was closing down. Great deal!

Anyway, the nice thing about it is that the front has a large space for some pretty art to be added to it. It needed a fresh coat of paint so I decided it was time to brighten it up and change it up.

I had this spring green paint sitting around that I used to repaint the table. (I am a fan of bright colors!)

After the table was dry, I scuffed the sides with sandpaper  to achieve that distressed look I love. (Since it was already painted, I didn't have to prime or sand, but if you are working with unpainted wood, I would get spray paint primer or sand it down lightly).

I also had this 1940's hymnal I found at a used book store with nicely yellowed pages.

I had been wanting to do something creative with it so I decided to get out the Mod Podge and get to work!

-First, I measured how long and wide the pages needed to be to cover the whole front of the table, then cut out some of my favorite hymns out of the book.

-Next, I used gloss finish Mod Podge and a paint brush to coat the back of the pages.

- Then applied Mod Podge to the front of the pages, smoothing out the bubbles with my brush.

-After the table was dry I decided it needed something else...I have always loved this bird ornament my friend Teresa made for me cut from old wooden roof shingles -how cool is that?

 -I am a big fan of decorating with birds, so I decided to trace the bird onto this yellow-orange scrapbook paper I have and Mod Podge them on top of the hymns.

-After the birds were dry I added little legs and eyes with a permanent paint marker.

The birds were so cute-a cheerful addition to my living room!

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  1. Thank you so much, Amy! It is really fun to see my project featured on your blog today, and your kind comments are much appreciated! -Kristina

  2. Simply adorable, and such a great accent to any room. :)

  3. This is sweet - Love the everything about it! Great project & nice tutorial.

  4. Saw this over on Mod Podge rocks -the birds add such a nice touch of whimsy :-) Do you know the name of the green paint color?

  5. Oh I absolutely love this! What a cute and unique idea!

  6. ooo. I love this. How amazing that looks. I the little birds on the front are sweet.

  7. love this, it turned out great. i love simple projects, they are most always more rewarding than the tedious ones!!

  8. Thanks, Jess-I really don't have time and energy for tedious either! Thanks for your kind comments!

  9. Adorable! And I love the hymnal pages. Saw you at Flamingo Toes.

  10. That is so adorable. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

  11. This looks amazing. Love the idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  12. Thank you ladies for all the recent compliments and thanks Jamie and Maria for following ReMadeSimple-I appreciate it!

  13. Simply beautiful...this belongs in a Pottery Barn Catalog...Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  14. What a sweet table...great job!!! :)

  15. I absolutely love what you did with this table! It looks so cute with the birdies! I featured you today!


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