Piano Man

Piano Man
Lance was getting married and wanted to do something extra special for his bride-to-be.  So he contacted frequent furniture rehabber Chrystal and shared his thoughts: a chippy, yellow piano to match the colors of the wedding.  Just the fact that he throws around the word ‘chippy’ is a sure sign that guy’s a keeper.   This was actually his grandmothers piano, and he knew she would be thrilled to be part of the gift too.  The fabric on the seat even matched his tie.  Keeper!
Check out Chrystal’s blog The Shabbiest Chick to see more of this too-cute-to-frickin-handle story.

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  1. October 8, 2012 / 3:24 PM

    Wow! Thoughtful guy!

  2. October 8, 2012 / 3:32 PM

    I appreciate his sentiment, his style, his gusto. (But I still feel it blasphemous to paint a piano! lol)

  3. October 8, 2012 / 4:07 PM

    I just read an article a few mos ago about Pianos, how they are losing value and are hard to move and about how many are going to dump sites now. How they are costly to repair, finding someone to do the work and even schools and churches used to take cast offs but arent now. I think this is a great way to recycle old pianos!

  4. October 8, 2012 / 5:12 PM

    I love the color of the paint but I wish it wasn’t all forcefully “vintage” and made antique. A nice bright smooth yellow piano would be best.

  5. October 8, 2012 / 9:06 PM

    LOVE. Soo good.

  6. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012 / 9:52 PM

    It looks like a cartoon! :0)

  7. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012 / 10:35 PM

    I usually love most of the makeovers on this site, but this is kind of… horrid. Somebody said it looks forced, and I totally agree. It would have been much more beautiful if it wasn’t quite so “antiqued”.

  8. October 8, 2012 / 11:01 PM

    I’ve never been a big fan of the yellow antique look before – but I LOVE THIS!!!

  9. October 9, 2012 / 3:43 AM

    Lindsey, thank you so much for featuring my project!
    While I understand that it may not be everyone’s taste, at the end of the day, the most important thing is that Lance loved it and so did his bride! It was truly a thoughtful gift and a very special day.

  10. October 9, 2012 / 5:39 AM

    I love this. Pianos ARE very difficult to unload these days. I see them free on Craigslist almost daily. I love that it looks old, cartoony and forced. I have two pianos and tried to sell one of them many times now and get nowhere. I think I am going to try this look on the little one. I have seen many painted pianos over the years and have always liked the look, especially when they show the wear and tear.

  11. October 9, 2012 / 7:50 PM

    Hm, I think I would have preferred it just painted black.

  12. October 10, 2012 / 1:38 AM

    I’m not liking the “after” look much either although we’ve painted several pianos that started out looking pretty bad from school room use. My husband’s a Registered Piano Technician so he tunes and repairs/rebuilds pianos. Painting them is fine as long as you’re not getting paint into the “workings” of the piano.

    I LOVE the sentiment of the story…not the after look I’m afraid. But thankfully that piano isn’t a really great piano as an instrument (Yes, I do know that information.) However you cannot put a price on the lovely family connection…That’s precious 🙂

  13. October 11, 2012 / 2:06 PM

    Wow! The new makeover for the piano is stunning! Great job!

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