Paint the Piano?

>> Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We’ve had our antique store find piano for about a month now.  It’s been a glorious month of pecking on the mostly tuned keys. It needs a little work, that’s for sure, but it actually sounds great considering its last maintenance was back in the 1970s. Oh, I can’t even begin to explain the difference between having a real piano versus our old keyboard (we sold it to a local music shop, by the way).

Well, I guess I can. It just feels entirely different in my heart and bones. The sound absolutely fills the room. You can feel the vibrations in every part of your soul while you play -- even if it’s just a few bars of "Rocket Man." Ada loves playing it, too, though she’s a few years away from starting any sort of formal instruction.

And I knew it was only a matter of time before I got the itch to paint the darned thing. I mean, I’m always tooling around with something in the house. We have a lot of wood going on, so I want something that will make it pop.

I’m thinking matte black paint (likely chalkboard paint, but just sans writing on it -- been there + done that too many times). Sort of like these inspirations from Pinterest. The way our current piano looks is in the bottom righthand photo.

What do you think? 


Don’t paint?

Don’t care?

I’d love to hear if you’ve painted a piano. What color did you go with? What was the process like? Do you regret it? Leave notes on anything and everything in the comments. Or just tell me what you ate for lunch, that’s cool, too.

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