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Monday, October 20, 2008

Green Be Gone!

As promised, I'm posting photos of our shabby white piano. You may recall from a previous post our very green piano purchased by my in-laws at a thrift store for $150. Finally, I found time to shabby it up with 3 coats of white paint, glass knobs, appliques and a music stand. The piano is too heavy to move outside, so I painted and sanded it in the middle of our living room. The most difficult part was painting around the piano keys! I glued furniture appliques to the sides. One wasn't quite long enough so I pieced 2 together. The wrought iron cherubs at the base were purchased for $5 each at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. The piano was missing its original music stand so I improvised and added a wrought iron piece I had hanging above my kitchen window. I purchased the padded bench at Home Goods and painted the legs white. The cover is coral in color and seems to work in our living room even though it's not pink. I may cover the seat later, but for now. . . I'm liking it!

42 comments:

debi said...

ooooohhhhhhh!!!! That turned out really beautiful!! Pretty clever improvising with the 'music stand'.

Terri said...

That is amazing - you are so talented! Oh, and I LOVE your blog!

Terri

LoloDesigns said...

Wow what a stunning piece, absolutely adore it!! You are a very clever lady ;o)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!! I have been wanting to get an old piano and paint it white, but wasn't sure how hard it would be to paint around the keys!! Yours certainly looks worth the effort!
:)
~Becca~

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Looks great!! I love it!

I wish I had room for a shabby white piano ;-)

Hugs,
Becky

Forever Vintage said...

You did a great job, I always wondered how difficult it would be to paint one. Looks like a very tedious job!

Kerryanne English said...

What an amazing transformation. Just looooove it!!
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Mermaid Queen said...

You are so clever Cindy, it turned out beautifully!
Take care,
Martha

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

You absolutely transformed that piece! I would not normally think of a piano as a piece of furniture, but the way you refinished this one makes it a real conversation piece. Great job!

Pink Slippers said...

I can not believe it is the same piano. You did a wonderful job, to say the least. Amazing!
Wendy

Sunday Girl said...

Wow, that took some guts. I would be so afraid to do it. Excellent job! I love it. Those are the sweetest kittens.

Lynn said...

Beautiful Cindy, you put a lot of work into this, and rather you than me :) You have such patience for refinishing, and I love how you added your own details and the music stand. AWESOME!!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! That came out so pretty. I can't believe you got those darling cherubs for only $5.00. What a great find!

Hugs,
Joanne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The piano is just pretty much AWESOME and I love how you improvised for the music stand! Even though I am on the East coast one of these days I am going to make it to the Rose Bowl....maybe early 2008. Cindy you absolutely must join us for Pink Saturday. LOL...You would never run out of pink things to show. Your website is so cute! ~ Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

oops....I meant early 2009...duh

miss gracies house said...

White paint is just awesome, isn't it? I love the transformation. Great idea for the music stand!
BTW, grease and flour a 9" glass baking pan...
Rene'

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Cindy! It turned out fabulous! How did you attach the appliques? We will miss you at the Witches Tea on Friday :(
Now you have to come a help me paint mine!

Donna

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation! That turned out just incredible!

Kady

cherished*vintage said...

Cindy, what a fabulous makeover! I love the music stand and all the appliques. Great job!
-Karoline

Miss Sandy said...

Great redo! Please stop by, I have a little treat for you!

Elyse said...

wow -- cute pink stuff is right! great stuff, great site!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow- what a fantastic job on your paino! It is certainly tempting me to do something with mine!!

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Shabbee Chick said...

Yay for white pianos! I just painted mine-I have pics on my blog. But yours is MUCH ca=yuter! It looks great!

SoSoBella Designs said...

holy cow I LOVE IT. i have the piano that my dad played when i was little. i have never, ever thought of painting it to match the rest of my home, shabby and white. what an inspiration this is. what a great look :O)
thanks for the great pictures. my imagination is just going and going.......

Alison Gibbs said...

WOW what more can I say. It is devine
Alison

Fifi Flowers said...

That came out GREAT! And I had liked the green before... BUT this is TRULY lovely! And I ADORE the bench!

Mrs. Thoughtskoto said...

what a talent. that's a total makeover. i love the new look. great job

Mildred said...

Love Love Love the pink. Please stop and visit my new blog and give me your opinion about my pink kitchen!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Fabulous job! How clever of you to use the metal thingie as a music stand...I'm sure it's more stylish than the original too!

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

STUNNING!!!! As I knew it would be with your touch!

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Thanks mandii

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

M ^..^

celestina marie said...

Hi Cindy, the piano painted white is incredible. Now I want to do mine. Only I may paint mine black. Many years ago my mother and I painted our old upright white with distress and soft golden trim. It was a big job but so much fun together. Your piano turned out wonderful and I love the music holder and the bench seat is lovely. Beautiful shabby statement.
Thanks for the inspiration.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

CIELO said...

YOU are amazing, my friend! You had turned an unattractive green piano into a lovely piece of art! What a great job!

Have a blessed weekend...

cielo

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Hi Cindy! I'm tagging you back! Come and visit my blog :)

Donna

Holly said...

Wow, great job, brave girl! Don't those appliques make a big difference?!

~ Hearts ~

miss gracies house said...

Just had to come back and tell ya that I saw your house over at The old Painted Cottage! CUTE!! My favorite though is the pictures with the fabric mats of the babies-soo sweet. Are these current photos? I was looking for your new cabinet and farm table...Very nicely done!

Also, I just had to tell you that the owners of the shop that I sell at were at the Rose Bowl Flea Market and bought that bird house and bench you had pictured so now they are here in Idaho! How cool is that?
Rene'

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh my Cindy! Just got back from the Old Painted Cootage where I saw your wonderful home as the featured cottage for November...CONGRATULATIONS!

icabob1027 said...

Oh my goodness, if you ever want to sell that piano, PLEASE make a post about it!!!!

icabob1027 said...

What kind of paint did you use?

lydia dimitrova said...

I must say the result is gorgeous, but since green is my favorite color, I would have kept it green and also added the white embellishments, and perhaps painted them green or kept them white.
Still the work you did is amazing.

Button said...

That is amazing! I love it.

Mandy Brown said...

Love love love your white piano! Can I ask where you got the wrought iron piece that you used as the music stand?