Painting a piano has been something I’ve wanted to check off of my DIY/(I’m so crazy for doing this) list! I LOVE the look of painted pianos. With my kids beginning piano, I wanted an inexpensive piano they could learn on until getting serious…someone has to play well in order to spend that kind of money:)
After pinning many Painted Pianos, I got up the courage, found one on the local classifieds and the rest is history!
The piano I found…well let’s say…was VERY loved…and used. I honestly think the children must have hammered it or something…it looked as though it had been through a war! But since it sounded well and had a cute shape to it…I could see the good in it.
Before & After…
I had the piano delivered and had the movers place it on a drop cloth in my living room.
I needed to be able to paint this piano in my living room…using no stripper…primer…or spray paint. The best option for this project was definitely Chalk Paint®. I have been wanting to try out Chalk Paint®, decorative paint by Annie Sloan. After looking into it and watching tutorials, I chose the Paris Grey Chalk Paint ® to get started.
I was completely in awe of how well it covered….with using no stripper…without sanding…and using no primer! I used a Purdy 2 1/2 inch brush to brush on the paint.
FYI…I only used 1/3 of the paint can on this piano (it goes a long way)! I had to just use one coat! It covered so well. I was sure to tape around the keys and other parts before painting. It only took an hour to get the Chalk Paint® on the piano.
Look how well it covered…and so easy to paint… I would have had to do a gazillion coats using regular paint.
I loved how the Paris grey color turned out, but going into it I knew I wanted that metallic silver look. This Modern Masters silver paint was AMAZING! Truly Amazing! It covered so well…just one good coat was all that was needed. I just painted right over the Chalk Paint®. I needed that base for the color tone of the piano and for the ease of painting with the metallic paint. Once again only used 1/3 of the metallic paint!
I also followed Diane’s great tutorial to make a no sew piano bench cushion. AND it was easy…so simple…just needed cute material, a drill, and hand staple gun.
I love how it turned out. I added crystal knobs from Home Depot and that was the icing on the cake!
I hope this inspires some of you who have wanted to take on this project! You can do it! You can do it!