Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Painted Pianos

A couple months ago we become the happy new owners of this beautiful old piano. Our neighbor is remodeling her house and decided she no longer had the space for it, (Lucky Us!) so she said we could have it.

It sat in our garage for what seemed like forever, until we could move it into the house. In order for that to happen, a built-in brick planter had to come out. My husband worked really hard on removing the planter and repairing the floor for new tiles. 

The piano had some major scratches and needed to be refinished and I decided it would look best painted. First, I gave it a light sanding with a 150 Grit sanding block, sanding only the sections I wanted to paint.

Next, I taped off all the areas that I didn't want painted. I thought I two toned look would be pretty. 

It took took coats of paint in most areas to cover it completely. I used this great new All Surface Enamel paint from Sherwin Williams in GreenBlack.

Then I added a thin cushion to the bench and upholstered it with some fabric I already had.

After the paint dried completely, I went around the edges and lightly sanded off some of the paint to give it a slight distressed look.

I just love the way it turned out! I played as a girl, and cannot wait for my little ones to learn to play on this beautiful piano. 

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After finishing my piano, a friend of a friend asked me if I could paint her vintage piano as well. I was glad to do it. Using the same process as described above, here's how it turned out...

 Taping off the sections I wanted to leave wood, the whole piano got a light sanding.

 Her piano has so much beautiful details, I couldn't wait to see it finished.

After 5 coats of paint, I went around with a sanding black to reveal some of the detail wood work.

It's so beautiful! She might decide to add a cushion and some fabric to her bench as well which I think would look wonderful!

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