Painting the piano

We’ve been in home improvement mode — mainly removing wallpaper and painting. I’m a little bit paint-happy right now. My mom and I were joking — she was a little worried that if she were standing in the room, I might paint her. This weekend, we hunkered down and got to work on several projects including, painting the downstairs hallway, sanding down the closet door in the bathroom so that it opens over the rug, painting two side tables and… painting the PIANO.

We feel pretty lucky to have a piano in the first place. The former owners left it for us, which was really kind. I always wanted to give Nora piano lessons. She’s already pretty great at improvising. She bangs on the keys and sometimes gets so into it, she gnaws on them, feeling the music, being one with the music, ingesting the music.

But we needed to figure out how to work it into our space. The dark color didn’t quite go with our decor.

BEFORE

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I don’t know what’s on TV there — is that Chopped?

The color we used is Benjamin Moore’s Filtered Sunlight: 2154-60. It’s a light yellow, creamy color. I applied one coat and then realized I liked how it looked to see a little bit of the dark poking through. It gave the piano an antique look. Here’s what we have so far:

AFTER

I’m still working on decorative pieces to place on top of the piano, maybe a photo display or a vase with a bunch of sticks. I didn’t make that sound very appealing, but I’ll show you what I mean when I put it together. I might also do another coat on this using semi-gloss.

What do you think?

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8 responses to “Painting the piano

  1. Should we put the faceplates back on the light switches now? πŸ™‚

  2. I love it – it looks great! So much better than what apparently often happens to pianos these days:
    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/business-day-live-for-more-pianos-last-note-is-thud-in-dump/

  3. Judith Zimmerman

    I like the new look of the piano and it definitely goes better with the lighter and brighter look of the home. Photos on the top would look very nice! Love the imagery of Nora’s first taste of music. You and Kevin have done an amazing amount of work!! Love, J

  4. Looks AWESOME – love it! wow! Go crazy on that thing, Nora!

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