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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20 comments:

  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

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

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

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  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?

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. That is so adorable. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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

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

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  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: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-rock-10.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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

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

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/12/five-feature-friday-19.html

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