7.20.2010

Piano Redo

I know you've been anxiously awaiting the piano transformation *wink*

I was soo excited to do this piano! It was in pretty bad shape when it arrived at my house...


Don't you love my child model?

After 2 days of repair and prep work, I gave it a couple coats of paint, some distressing and hardware and here's the result!!




I am so happy with the way it turned out. It has so much character and I know it will be loved and played in it's new home!
Back to work today!


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31 comments:

  1. wow that's pretty amazing! it looks great. what did you do to repair the big gash in the side?

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  2. Great job! My sister and I just recently did her piano... it's a big job! But well worth it!! I'm a follower! Come by and say hi at Sassy Sites! ;)

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  3. Fantastic! My brother did one a while back. He used a very high-gloss paint and it looked like it came that way. I looooove your matte choice though.

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  4. Thanks, ladies! We decided to go with a matte look because it was in SUCH bad shape...we didn't want it to look like a wanna-be-new piano. Michele,I used wood putty...over and over. This was probably not the most productive solution, but we live and learn, right?

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  5. That is awesome. I love the new look!

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  6. You did a wonderful job! I'm going to be redoing a piano in the near future, so I love seeing what others have done.
    I really really like your matte black color choice!

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  7. The idea to distress was an excellent choice. Looks like a million bucks! :O)

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  8. Ohh, I just posted but then came up with an idea to pass on. I think you should get some contrasting (white or silver) vinyl letters and where usually the piano company name goes, front and center, put your family name!

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  9. I love how this one turned out! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I like you, I love your piano, and your kids are absolutely adorable. I crown you Super Momma.

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  11. It turned out great, I'll bet you have so much fun with it-enjoy!

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  12. Wow! I think some people who re-do their pianos might regret it one day, but this one needed it & turned out great!

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  13. Oh, I want to paint my piano so bad, but have anxiety over it. I just love yours!

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  14. WOW!! great job! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  15. WOW!!! I LOVE the distressed look you gave to it, so pretty!!

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  16. Great job! I love the new color! It's so beautiful.

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  17. Ooh, it looks great! You did some major repairs to this...great job! And I love those legs; you did a great job with the subtle distressing! Thanks so much for linking up to style feature saturday! -shaunna :)

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  18. That looks fantastic! I just repainted out piano also and it was SO much work!
    Yours is beautiful!

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  19. Wow! It turned out great! I have been wanting to get a piano, but don't want to spend the money on a "new/fairly new" one...but you've given me inspiration to try a makeover! Now I'm off to look for one on craigslist.

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  20. I love this and have been contemplating doing the same to my piano. It is not in the best shape and could use a spruce up.Did you have to sand everything down before you painted? and did you just use regular house paint? Can a piano take that much abuse? C: I suppose so since the kids paly it all the time... C: Thanks for posting this!
    amiemiller02 at hotmail.
    Amie

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  21. Did you use spray paint or latex? Love the end result.

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    1. Good ol' latex house paint! Thanks! I was pretty pleased with the transformation :)

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  22. Hi! Your piano looks awesome. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing briefly with me if you spray painted this piano? Did you prime it? And how did you do the distressing? I want to do the EXACT same thing to my piano and it would be super helpful to know. Please I am DESPERATE! Thanks, john

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    1. Hi John, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your questions! We have transitioned as a family and I've been offline for a while. I would love to know if you ended up doing your piano?? As far as your questions...yes, I did prime the piano with Kilz. I sprayed it with my power sprayer. It is a difficult project but so worth it!

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