If you have any projects of your own that you would like advice on, please shoot me an email and I would love to feature you as our next WWPWD post.
Without further adieu, I present to you Kylee's FREE (just in case you missed that the first time) piano.
So my dear Kylee, here's what I would do.
- Fill in the gaps
If there are other areas on the piano where chunks of wood are missing, fill those in as well with this product. The scratches and dings throughout the wood can be buffed out in the next step.
- Sand her down
- Clean her up
- Get your Paint on
I used to be so meticulous about taking everything apart on furniture and painting each individual piece one at a time, then screwing all of the doors/ hinges back on, etc. but I have since found it to be so unnecessary and such a waste of time. If you have a steady hand, just cut in carefully around all of the hardware and hinges. I would suggest however, taking off the base plate (or whatever it's called) around the foot pedals of the piano (can you tell I don't play???) and clean that off really well. If you want a more contemporary/ modern look you can spray paint that piece a hammered bronze or pewter, but I think it would add to the vintage charm if you keep it the original color.
- Distress away
- Protect her well
- Add some pizazz
So, easy as 1, 2, 3, right? Please know that my suggestions are not the only way that you can refinish this. Brooke from All Things Thrifty recently finished an amazing piano of her own using spray paint, that looks phenomenal and can be viewed HERE. I hate all of the taping required to spray paint, so I would opt for the brush and roller but you need to do whatever works best for you.
Alright friends- now it's your part. Pipe in please in the comments section (kindness only, please) if you have any other great suggestions or tips for Kylee when she finishes this beauty.
Once Kylee is finished with this fabulous project she just committed to (especially now since we shared it here) I will post her end results here. GOOD LUCK KYLEE!
Please remember to send me any projects you have questions on. And for those of you dedicated readers who stuck it out to the end of this lengthy post, check back soon for an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax giveaway.... yes you read that right. See you soon friends!