Hello, piano! Recently, Brian was gifted a piano from one of his coworkers, Jennifer. The piano is such a wonderful gift (Brian has been playing since he was a child), but the piano was in pretty rough shape. Unfortunately, I only took one picture of the piano when it first arrived in the house so I can't show you the flaws of this well-worn piece.
The piano was also a bit - dark. Now, I've already complained about how boring white the living room is, but the dark brown piano took all of the life out of the room. It stuck out and felt out of place. So what is a girl to do? To Pinterest, of course!
I researched painted pianos, all of which were super cool. I knew didn't want to paint it anything too dark (see comment above), but I also wasn't sure what was considered an "acceptable" color for such a large piece of furniture. When I stumbled upon Your Homebased Mom's blog and her painted piano, I knew I had found my inspiration.
Its beachy, blueish-green, and beautiful. I love it. So, Brian and I took a trip to the Depot and tried to color match the color above. FYI - its nearly impossible to feel confident that you are correctly color matching off a phone. We literally sat at the Depot for close to an hour with not one, but TWO workers in the paint section holding little paint samples up to my phone. Finally, Brian picked the color "seaglass" and we went with it. Have I already told you how amazing he is? The color is almost a dead-on match.
I created my own chalk paint and went to town painting the piano. This was my first experience working with chalk paint, and it worked pretty well. I don't think it sticks to the wood as well as others have claimed, but I'm satisfied with the way it turned out. It took me two days to put on three coats of paint (total - maybe 4 hours of work). I also sanded down the edges to give it a more worn, antique look.
Now, all we need is a bench and we'll be set!
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.