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!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

easy curtains

A few months ago, we madeover our front entryway which you can see here. I didn't feel that the room was complete so I made some curtains and I think they really add to the room. I have only done a few sewing projects EVER but these were super easy. I took a tablecloth I had, cut it down the middle, and sewed up the sides to make it neat. Then I just took some plain white trim and sewed that to the curtains a few inches down to make them like roman shades. This is how they turned out:
I thought I'd share this simple project because it added so much to the room again and it is so SIMPLE, people! I'm linking up with Today's Creative Blog, check out all the great stuff!