Painted My Ugly Brown Grand Piano

July 21st, 2013 in member junk     
dmfuller dmfuller, member
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I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White to paint my ugly, brown grand piano.
It took a good three coats, because the 100+ year-old finish was unsealed and sucked up a TON of paint. Chalk Paint ususaly covers in one coat!
To protect the inner workings of the piano, I removed as many pieces as I could, including key cheeks, keyboard cover, music rack, etc. I would have removed the lid, but it was too heavy to move by myself. I also tarped the keyboard and the action and strings. Make sure you do not paint or even drip paint on the keys, action, strings, harp, pinboard, soundboard, or any moving parts or it can harm the tone or ruin parts of the piano!!!
I forgot to take a before photo, so this is pretty close!
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White to paint my ugly, brown grand piano.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White to paint my ugly, brown grand piano.

Photo: Mikey Fuller

I painted my early 1900's grand piano to better fit with my decor!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Mikey Fuller
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, country, family room, white, living room, traditional, great room, european, music, piano

Comments (7)

chippingcharm writes: WOW...looks great!! Your hard work paid off :) Posted: 4:59 am on July 24th
georgiamoon writes: What a transformation! It is a thing of beauty and goes perfectly in your lovely home!
Georgia Posted: 4:51 pm on July 22nd
shabbychick writes: Love it! White is exactly what it needed! :)

Kathy Posted: 6:30 pm on July 21st
dmfuller writes: Thank you all! I have added a link showing more of my home! I also have more projects on here if you check out my profile! Posted: 4:13 am on July 13th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: It is beautiful, I really love it. I agree you should give a tour of more of your home. It is lovely! Posted: 3:00 pm on July 12th
suziart writes: This is beautiful...and so is your home!!! More pics, please!

suzi

Posted: 12:18 pm on July 11th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Wow that's a massive undertaking and it turned out lovely! Your piano looks so much lighter! Posted: 10:09 am on July 11th
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