Hey friends! Have you ever had a project that seems ever-evolving? Well, this is definitely one of them! It all started with a marching band bass drum that my friend Jodi gave to me (free is the best, right?!). Unfortunately, I got it so long ago that this is the best before picture I have of it:
Yes, it had a
beautiful purple/blue wrap! I took the wrap off (it's basically a plastic cover that goes around the drum) and then painted the wood underneath. (For more info on how to remove a drum wrap, check out my DIY drum side table tutorial.)
I even gave you guys a sneak peek a longgg time ago:
I left the hardware and the rims of the drum the original white color because it has so much character:
Since redoing it, I've used the drum as the base of a repurposed Christmas tree, and then I added a few details to make it what it is now: a coffee table!
I loved the way the drum looked painted, so I just wanted to add a piece of glass to the top. The drum was well-loved, though, so it had some rough-looking drum heads (the plastic part that the drummer hits when they're playing):
I was going to replace them, but they're rather expensive! My next idea: cover it with sheet music!
You can glue the sheet music down with adhesive, but I decided to just arrange it on top in case I ever change my mind (which, let's face it: that's bound to happen). I found my sheet music at a thrift store, but I know you can find it online as well.
Then, my friend Brooke cut a piece of glass for me at her job, and BAM... it was complete! I paired this cutie with the infamous orange sofa (star of Crystal Padilla Music's Orange Sofa Sessions haha!).
Isn't it what dreams are made of!?
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