Friday, November 20, 2009

i'm in love with my new black paino!

I finally did it!! I have been wanting to paint my piano black for a long time and I finally just did it.

And. I. LOVE. It.

Here is the before picture:

Go ahead, say it. It looks horrible, I know. And when I see a picture of it, it's even worse. (And what was I thinking with those pictures sitting on top of it?!)
So Wednesday, I sanded it all down (which only took me minutes thanks to my husband's power sander) and it surprisingly didn't take me long to paint it. I used a satin finish of black Behr (which is my favorite 'cheap' brand of paint from Home Depot). And while I was working on this project, I had my 2 and 1 year old playing in the same room and I was caring for my h1n1-infected husband. So..... here are the after pictures:
Isn't it GORGEOUS?! It looks brand-spankin new, doesn't it? Mr. C-A is going to build me a different rack (you know, where the music sets) eventually because I hate the one that's on there now, even with it painted. And oh how I wish our floors were refinished.... They make me cringe everytime I see them in a picture. One project at a time, I guess. What d'ya think?!
And to answer some of your questions: I didn't prime it, I used a roller and my purdy brush, and I do play (but not all that great!)

23 comments:

  1. You did an awesome JOB! I bet you maybe able to start making some money doing this!
    did you use a brush or spray?

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  2. Wow that looks amazing! It looks like it was always black and I love the bench. Did you reupholster the top? I am always waiting for my kids to go to school and my toddler to take a nap before I work on projects, and my projects never get done as a result. Love that you just did it with all of the chaos.

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  3. Very classy! It looks like you've posted it to several link parties already, but you should link up to Furniture Feature Friday over at my blog as well. We love a good furniture makeover.

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  4. Gorgeous! Isn't it amazing what a transformation paint can make?!

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  5. Wow! That looks awesome!!! Black paint makes anything look good in my opinion! Do you play?

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  6. Oh so pretty! I've been wanted to paint my old worn out piano for some time now...I just can't talk myself into starting such a daunting task!

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  7. I'M in love with your new black piano too! I never would have thought of painting a piano, but this is gorgeous.

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  8. It looks great! Of course I think that anything looks great black! You are wonderwoman doing it with all you had going on. Cudos to you!

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  9. Wow! I have an ugly piano I want to paint black also but have been afraid to tackle it. Did you prime at all? Did you use a roller? Amazing!

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  10. For me a piano is the the marathon of painting projects. Something that I've always wanted to try, but it scares me. It looks fabulous!!

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  11. It looks *fantastic* black! Great makeover!! :)

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  12. Thanks for posting this. I'm helping a friend redecorate and she has a huge piano I'd like to talk her into painting. Maybe this will encourage her.

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  13. Ok - I cringe everytime I hear of someone painting a piano - but you did it justice! Thank you for improving your piano, yet keeping it classy! I HATE it when people paint it red! I don't care how much it matches your decor, it is disrespectful! Great job!

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  14. I just love what black paint does for furniture. Looks great.

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  15. OMGosh! That is an amazing transformation... it does look brand-spankin' new!

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  16. Yes it does look new! I love it! So much better!

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  17. You are amazing wow that looks so good and I am not joking you are my hero!

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  18. Hi.
    I'm just stopping by from the DIY Showoff. You have a lovely blog.

    XO*Tricia
    P.S. The piano looks great!

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  19. Your piano looks amazing! You get the bravery award because I have been too chicken to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. What an amazing transformation! Nice job.

    Michelle
    www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

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  21. It's beautiful! I love it! even the rack! Can't wait to see what you put on top of it!

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