Last Updated on January 15, 2016 by Kristi Linauer
I only have a small update for you today because I’m waiting for some workers to get here to finish up the drywall on the ceiling of my dining room and entryway, and if they have time, the hallway as well. Yep, I finally gave up. 🙂 I just had to face the reality that there are a some things I’m really good at, some things I can muddle my way through, and other things that I just need to let the pros do. Mudding ceilings falls into that last category. I’m fine with walls, but I just can’t do ceilings. Anyway, they’re supposed to be here at 8:30 this morning (45 minutes from now) and I still have to clear a few things out of the dining room.
But I wanted to quickly show y’all how my yellow piano looks in my black and white music room. Since I finished the basic stuff on my music room last week, I’ve just been thoroughly enjoying it in its empty state. To be honest, I’ve been afraid of moving that piano in there because I was so unsure how the yellow would look in there. And since I was still really excited about how the basic stuff on the music room turned out, I wasn’t quite ready for any potential disappointment.
You’ll remember that I painted that piano yellow when I thought that I was going to do the hand-painted “wallpaper” on the walls of the music room.
The yellow piano was perfect for that — bright, fun, and lighthearted.
But I just kept remembering when I first painted that piano yellow. The wall in the music room at that time was solid black, and I thought the yellow against solid black looked terrible.
It looked like a bumblebee, and the piano seemed to glow against the black wall.
So I’ve been putting it off and dreading it. But with the drywall guys coming this morning, I finally had to get the piano out of the dining room and back into the music room. And you know what? I LOVE how it looks in there! Interestingly, even with black walls, that room is so light and bright now during the day. And I think that the abundance of white in the room really helps to eliminate that potential bumblebee effect for the most part.
Oh, and do you see what’s on top? That’s the painting that my mom painted for me to go in my kitchen!
That painting was custom made for my kitchen — the size, the colors. So when I had to take it down to create the opening into the dining room, I was afraid that it might be challenging to find a new home for it. But I think it looks terrific above the piano! It really looks like it was custom made to go there as well! With its subtle yellow, green, and black, it works really well to tie together the piano, the music room, and the kitchen.
I might have to do a little something on the frame, though. Right now, it blends right in to the wall, and I’d like for it to stand out a bit more. Maybe just a coat of off-black paint will help with that, so we’ll see.
I’m so relieved that I like how the piano looks in there! I was dreading the thought of having to repaint that piano…for a third time. 🙂
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