Thursday, July 17, 2008

Piano Makeover

Long time no post. :o) Well for years now I've wanted to paint our piano. A sweet sweet friend of mine, Shelly, gave it to us. It was just sitting in her garage. 
I was very apprehensive for a long time because of the keys and hinges. I knew it wasn't some priceless antique but I wanted it to still be functional. I'm sure there are those who'd find it criminal to paint the wood but upon closer inspection they would have found missing veneer here and there, a large bubbly water spot from a plant, and many scrapes scratches and nicks. So don't fret too much wood lovers. (Besides, it's a "shabby cottage" blog ya know.)  LOL I painted it with my hand dandy paint sprayer. 
The sconces are made for the wall. They came as a set with the chandelier that lives in my girls' room. We hung them just like you would on the wall however I unwired (is that a word?) them and pulled the cords out of the holes out the bottom of the sconces so the cord could go inside the piano. Brig drilled  a large hole in the back of the piano for the plugs. The player parts are all missing so now the little doors are used to access the switches to turn off and on the sconces. :o)
I got the applique from a great seller on ebay, "do it yourself chic." They have tons of great appliques.