Monday, February 1, 2016
I will be moving in a year or so, and I've been thinking about the things I will take with me and the things I will let go. This piano was a bit of a toss-up. Until I got the idea to paint it. Now it's gone from eyesore to favorite thing in the house.
Doing this project gave me a lot of confidence. I didn't know I had this ability until I tried. Now I'm looking around the house wondering what I should paint next.
If you would like to paint your own piano, there are a lot of great instructions out there. In a nutshell, you can buy the expensive chalk paint, or do what I did, and get a quart of latex paint. Mix 1 cup water with 1 cup plaster of paris and then add 2 cups paint. That provided more than enough to paint the piano and the bench with 4 coats.
I think my next project will be to hunt down the perfect fabric for a cushion for the bench. Because this pretty piano deserves it.