Let the music move you!

January 3rd, 2010 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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The tag is made from the paper end of the player roll that was in the piano.
The player piano came from a senior center.  I had to dismantle it on site.  Youll see complete results in another post. 
My original plan for this part:  leave as is because it was so cool looking and the parts move.
My plan for the part needed a few details, so I asked myself what would _______ do with this. 
The tag is made from the paper end of the player roll that was in the piano.

The tag is made from the paper end of the player roll that was in the piano.

I was given an old player piano to do something with, so I dismantled it.  The part used in this project was pretty cool and the sections move up and down as you turn the knob.   I liked it as a piece of art by itself, but I decided to think of my JMS friends as inspiration on how to improve it junk style.  This is what I came up with.   

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, funky, whimsical, picture holder, historical

Comments (23)

MarcioWilges writes: I would not have been able to think up what you did with this old piano. Moving pieces and removal of an intact instrument seems like a super sensitive job to me! Posted: 8:04 pm on December 15th
shabbychick writes: Midge - my friend...amazing repurpose of this piece - you must have had a million things going around in your head! What an awesome find!

Love this - very junkmarket style!!!!


P.S. How did I miss this??? Ha ha - oh well - I found it...I love it...and you're just amazing! Love all your posts!

Posted: 11:31 pm on January 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Noreen, I must have missed this the first time. Anyway, this has to be one of the most imaginative projects on JMS. I would love to have this creation in my home. It’s a masterpiece!

Jim Posted: 9:39 pm on January 5th
chiccottagejunk writes: Midge, this has got to be one of the most unique pieces you have converted. I really love this and wish I had one!

Sue Posted: 6:53 pm on January 4th
RustyDiva writes: You are so good girl! I just stand in awe of your creativity and talent. Great post!!!!! Posted: 11:16 am on January 4th
SnowmanHill writes: I love this project, it is awesome!

dana Posted: 4:29 pm on January 3rd
Heavenly_Treasures writes: What you did with that old piano is something else.Noreen you did a great job on this.It just amazes me what everyone can do.GREAT JOB,ROBERT. Posted: 3:02 pm on January 3rd
chippingcharm writes: I missed this one the first time around too...this is so cool Noreen!!! So glad Candy re-posted it, I guess I'll need to take a peek at your other projects to see what else I missed :) Laurel Posted: 2:59 pm on January 3rd
54girl writes: Absolutely beatuiful!!! That would look really nice on my black hutch!! Oh well. Love everything about it!! And yes it looks good all by it selve but what a great redo!!! Mary Posted: 1:39 pm on January 3rd
junk_grandma writes: MUSIC to my ears! Love it! Posted: 12:11 pm on January 3rd
CleverThinker writes: WOW!! This is GREAT!! Love how the pics look like pistons in an engine!! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest!!
Larry Posted: 12:10 pm on January 3rd
monakent writes: Midge ~ this piece is FAB-ulous!!!! LOVE the piece used. Who wouldn't want this in their home??? If you ever want to part with this piece, let me know...... (yeah, like THAT'S going to happen!!!). gailmarie Posted: 11:04 am on January 3rd
oldnews writes: Noreen, this is amazing! Wow!! Marie Posted: 11:02 am on January 3rd
Prior writes: Love this, must have missed it the first time, somehow. Lezlee Posted: 10:27 am on January 3rd
suewhitney writes: Absolutely love this!!! Pure genius...way to go girlfriend. Happy New Year to you and yours....

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:52 am on January 3rd
SantaClaus writes: WOW - Let's roll to the music - fantastic re-use! Posted: 8:56 am on January 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Noreen, or Midge as we lovingly know her, has been with JMS for a quite a while now. She is a PERFECT example of what creative, friendly and funny is and I am thrilled to highlight my favorite project of hers.

This piece from a dismantled player piano has all the elements I love. Neutral color, industrial feel and it's geared toward family. Beautifully done, Midge! I wish you wonderful time spent with family and friends this holiday season!

Thanks again for sharing this amazing project with all of us.
Candy Posted: 10:20 pm on December 17th
georgiamoon writes: Oh you did great with this. I love the photos, ribbon and tag. Seems like you channeled several of our very own junkers with this one. Good job...is it heavy? geo Posted: 4:44 pm on April 10th
fellowjunker writes: I love this project Midge. Well done.
xojanis Posted: 1:32 am on April 10th
alicemom writes: Midge,
What a great project! It is fab!
Alice Posted: 9:48 pm on April 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Midge!! This is probably my FAVORITE project of yours! How on earth did you come up with this? Oh, wait...your junkermidge so of course you came up with this! ;)

Can you tell I think this is the coolest thing ever? Great work, my junk friend! Way to keep us all inspired!

Candy Posted: 8:33 pm on April 9th
CottageElements writes: Midge, cool piece! Love the look of it with all the gears and pieces. Great repurpose!

Lani Posted: 8:31 pm on April 9th
MimiToria writes: Very cool!
Gretchen Posted: 7:43 pm on April 9th
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