We painted the piano and I’m so so happy we did! Last year a good friend handed down a miniature piano. It works like a charm and the kids have loved using it as an introduction to music, but for the last year it has been a bit of an eye sore. It was brown all over, dinged up from many years of love, and not really doing anything for our design decor. I’ve thought about painting it often over the past year, but never got around to it. Mostly, I was afraid of getting paint into parts that I wasn’t supposed to and ruining the thing. When method asked me what project I would tackle if the mess weren’t an issue, I instantly thought – I’d paint the piano for sure!
We took the piece from a dinged up brown to a deep rich blue and decided to leave the faux dust cover brown. I really like the effect of the peeking out brown with the blue and it allows the halfway peeling off brand name to remain, which adds a load of character. Leaving this part of the piano brown also saved me the arduous task of taking all the keys off before painting.
I’m so happy with how the piano came out and it has quickly become an evening gathering spot in our house. We are looking at having the entire family (all four of us) take piano lessons and learn together, which sounds so fun! I’ll keep you updated on that, we might be ready for a Hudgins family Christmas carol. ;)
We styled the corner a bit and of course quickly made a mess. I didn’t freak out though because we had our method in hand and it easily cleaned up the mess without destroying my brand new paint job! Yay for that.
One of the things I was most worried about when painting the piano was the issue of getting paint into parts that would affect our playing of the piano, or on the keys! I did actually end up with a couple drops on the keys and used method (sprayed on a towel, not directly on the piano) to clean this mess up. We use method daily on everything from our concrete countertops to our wood floors and I love that all method products are biodegradable, vegan + gluten free. They work like magic.
Painting this piano was almost too scary to tackle, but knowing I could easily clean up our mistakes gave me the courage I needed to #fearNoMess and make it happen. I can’t even begin to explain the difference to this cute piano corner and to the entire living room!
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(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).