Last Updated on March 16, 2014 by Kristi Linauer
Do you remember Cassandra? She contacted me a few months back because she needed some ideas on decorating her huge dining room. I did a Virtual Room (re)Design for her, and over the past few months she’s been working on the room whenever she can find time away from her busy schedule.
Well, I got to see the room yesterday, and it’s almost finished. I can’t wait to show you how it turned out!! But for now, I’ll give you a little preview.
This was her dining room in its “before” state. See that piano on the far wall?
Oh, I know, I know. It was a perfectly fine piano…a pretty wood. But the thing is, it just really didn’t fit in with Cassandra’s style, so I gave her a challenge.
Fair warning…if you’re part of the “never paint wood” crowd, you might want to avert your eyes!!
My challenge to Cassandra was to paint her piano…TURQUOISE! Ready to see how it turned out?! Are you on the edge of your seat? Hold on tight!
Isn’t that amazing!? I absolutely love it. I mean, seriously…how could anyone look at that piano and not bust out with a big ‘ole uncontrollable smile? And how about that freeform plate wall? I think it complements the piano perfectly! She’s been picking up plates here and there as she sees ones that she likes, so the plate wall is sure to grow as time goes on.
I’m pretty sure I could post pictures of this turquoise piano all day and never get bored.
So what do you think? Could you ever paint a piano? Or would you feel guilty putting paint on a perfectly fine piano?
By the way…I know some of you are going to have questions. How did she do it? What primer did she use? Did she spray it or brush it? What paint did she use? Check out the details here.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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