I'm sure I have broken some law by painting a piano blue... but I am in love with it! This antique piano is around 100 years old and I looked up the value which fully restored could be worth $8-10K! Wowza! But the veneer was broken and chipped badly on one side and the bottom of the piano was so beat up that I had to add decorative trim to try and cover it up. So with my limited skills I could not have restored it to it's original beautiful wood. Plus, I adore all the fun painted pianos I have been seeing on the web right now!
I can't believe I forgot to take a "Before" picture. I guess I was just so excited to get started! Redoing a piano is not an easy task. First of all moving it is the biggest pain...It weighs a ton. Then,to do a good job with the paint you have to disassemble the entire thing. Including removing all the keys (make sure you number them if you ever attempt this). I very lightly sanded it to preserve all the texture from the old crackled finish. Then paint, distressed, glazed to bring out all the crackle and clear coat.
Here's the trim I had to add to the bottom. I really like how it looks.