Wednesday, December 5, 2012

chalk paint childhood piano redo

So i know it has been a while since i posted i didn't know it had been this long! keeping up two blogs when you have a full FUN life is apparently harder than i thought lol. 

Well i have my child hood piano redo to show you and i'm super excited about it. i have so many great memories with this piano. I would pretend that underneath was my mail box and all my parents junk mail was my really important mail. Me and my dad would sit down at it and he would put my school memory verses to song so i could learn them every week in grade school. 
So when one of my brothers was needing it out of there rental house where it had been. i jumped on it. It had been damaged on top by a unsupervised candle from a renter so it needed painting and some TLC. 

heres the before 

and the damage

after some work getting the burnt part off some 

it took a few times putting wood filler on it and sanding it smooth

after the first coat of annie sloan chalk paint 

I then put a couple more coats on the piano sanded it distressed it then waxed it using the clear wax (not dark) and let set until it was not tacky anymore and then buffed it out 

hope you enjoyed this rehab. i love just starring at it hehe 

im linked up too 


Penny Phillips said...

Your piano is just gorgeous and I love it painted white! Hugs, Penny

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from the WOW party. I love your beautiful piano! You really did a great job. What wonderful memories you have around that piano. Isn't it sad when people don't take care of things? Glad you saved it!

Have a great week.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, this must have been a tremendous amount of work. But boy oh boy is it pretty now! Really the prettiest piano I have ever seen!!

Heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

It looks fantastic. I can't imagine how much work it was to do, but every minute was worth it.

Question: how long between applying the wax and buffing? I know you said that you waited till it wasn't tacky but did you let it totally cure before waxing it or just wait till it dried a bit?

Brooke said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I have a piano in storage that's in need of some help. I've been wanting to paint it, but have been nervous. Thanks for your tutorial! Yours turned out beautifully! Thanks again!

michele said...

swooning over this piece, leah. i painted my childhood piano white last year, but it does not have the sculptural interest your lovely does! bravo.

stop by soon, lovely blogger.