I recently wrote about an old piano that was left behind from the previous homeowners that I painted white. I really liked how it came out, but after a few weeks I decided it needed a little more fine tuning (pun intended).
Here it is in its original state. As you can see, the walls are brown, the floors are brown and the window covering is brown. Ugh!!
Using ASCP in Old White, I gave it two coats and decided to live with it for a while to see how I liked it.
The piano has some nice little carvings which needed highlighting, and I thought the sides needed a little embellishing so I went to Michael’s to see what inspired me and ended up getting some black beads and stickers from the jewelry and scrapbooking department.
It’s a bit difficult to tell, but I gave it a very light coat of ASCP black wax mixed with the clear to tone down the brightness of the white a bit.
I used some black acrylic paint I already had and highlighted the carvings.
So I think I’m done with the piano. What was once something of an eyesore is now a focal point. I’m really glad no one decided to take our piano when we were trying to get rid of it!
*Edited to add* Since first writing this post, we’ve since moved the piano to the other side of the dining area, moved the chandelier over along with the dining table, so now there’s better flow upon entering the house. Here’s the piano in its new home: