I had a client who inherited her grandfathers piano. Her and her husband dislike the dated orange, yellow, brown and super shiny look and felt as if it was an eye sore in their main living space. She asked me if i could transform it for her, YES YES YES!! I totally get the feeling of the history and family ties with the piece yet wanting an updated look for your 2017 home. We specialize in mixing eras!
Here is the before picture…
Here is where the challenge lies…the piano is SUPER shiny and feels almost like plastic but is in fact solid wood, and there is absolutely NO detail on it whatsoever! Good thing I love a good challenge!
Firstly, when the piano top is opened it smells like a sophisticated bourbon, a sweet faint cherry cigar, and slightly like a clean, older, Vegas casino. Trust me, it was a nostalgic but glamorous evoking smell and I liked it! OH, the history!
I prepped the piano and painted it in Fusion Mineral Paint Little Lamb from their Tones For Tots Line. Little Lamb is a soft medium grey. I wanted to add some depth to the piano so I gave it a light wash over with our Alberta Dames Furniture Glaze in Crisp White. I then cut up a piece of the ‘Memoirs Large’ furniture sized rub on transfer and just used the ‘memoirs’ part for the front face of the piano. Cute…but it needed more! I grabbed our IOD furniture sized stamps in the “letters” design, which is a bunch of different hand written mini letters in different fonts and I stamped the entire front face around all around the Memoirs transfer. This piano could totally handle it.
Here is the finished picture. The entire piece, although hard to see the glaze and depth in this picture have such an airy elegant feel to it now.
Here is a close up of the gorgeous stamp and face of the piano.
Here is the stool that matches the piano. YES you can paint fabric and vinyl!!
I painted it in the same Grey and stamped the seat with the same stamp ass the face.
My client was super happy with her piano transformation, and that makes me happy!
Super Love, Jenny