I painted this piano a while ago, but am just getting around to writing (typing?) about it. The piano was one of the first projects I used Annie Sloan chalk paint on. I started with an end table first (forgot to take pictures of that project). The top to the end table had come off, there were nicks and scratches on it, and I had accidentally spilled a bottle of pink nail polish on it. Needless to say, it needed a new coat of paint. So, for my birthday I asked for a quart of Annie Sloan paint in Provincial Blue. I started with the end table first: glued the top back on, made sure to wipe and clean all surfaces and started painting! It went really well and I was itching to paint something else, so the piano became my next project.
Picture #1: We got this piano free from friends of a friend. They were moving, and didn't want to move it. So we got it, free of charge! The kids like to play on it, I got a few beginner books and it has been fun to play around on. But it was a drab brown that blended in with the floor too much. Why not paint it blue?
Picture #3: I decided to cover the bench with this fun arrow print. I put some batting down as well to make it a little more comfortable. I remember covering this in my closet during nap time. I didn't want to wake up the smallest with all my nailing, so I hid in the closet covering a piano bench.
I enjoy this piece so much. It ties my living room together because it shares its color with the end table. Seems like it will be sticking around for quite a few years!