Sunday, April 17, 2011

The finished piano

So remember this piano that I told you I was going to do something amazing to? The one I got for FREE on craigslist? Well it has been sitting on a tarp in the middle of my living room for over two weeks now fighting the good fight. This transformation was not easy, but in the end it was totally worth all of the work.This is what it looked like after I took apart all of the pieces that I could and tried to protect the keys and inner workings.
And this is after it got a sanding and a coat of primer.
After about three coats of paint here is the finished product. I am in love with it!
I just love the delicate details around the edges.
And although at first I thought it looked like she needed her teeth whitened, the yellowed keys have grown on me and I love the character they give the whole piece.
This piano is so unique, it was built in 1943 and is called a box piano because the top folds down, well, like a box over top of the keys. I spray painted the hinges and screws, and the pedals a fresh silver color and I just think it's perfect.
Here she is in all her glory in our living room. LOVE it!


Lynette said...

that looks amazing!!!! great job!!

Gina said...

SO cute! I love it!

Marilee said...

Her teeth whitened...haha. Looks really great. I'll be calling you for advice as I tackle my project. You inspired me!

Kristy said...

OK that's amazing! You did such a great job and it looks incredible!

LesleySW said...

Looks great! Pianos can be overwhelming but this really helps it fit into the room.

LindsayAnn said...

What a charming piece, great find.