Friday, November 9, 2012

Painted Distressed Piano

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.






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7 comments:

  1. Very lovely! Our piano is being delivered this week. I already warned handsome husband that it will be painted!

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  2. Wow, Andrea!! That looks amazing!!

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  3. Beautiful! Did you consider painting it with chalk paint (annie sloan) to avoid sanding and taking it apart? I love that color though...what is it called?

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  4. Would you be willing to tell me how kind of primer, paint and finish you used? I am sanding my grandmas piano right now and would like this finish. It looks amazing.

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  5. The piano looks amazing! You did a wonderful job. What is the Color and Brand of paint?

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  6. Hi! I am wondering what the color and brand of paint is also...beautiful!!

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