Nothing is Sacred…Nothing is Safe…HIDE ALL YOUR WOOD!
For those of you who are lucky enough to know me well (wink wink), you know I occasionally suffer from a ‘wee bit of anxiety’. Anxiety = Painting. Some people drink when they are stressed. I paint. And drink (just joking…kind of).
Here’s the problem. My lil babes are going to school in a few weeks and let’s just say that this momma’s feathers get all aflutter with the thought of a quasi-empty nest.
So, in an effort to calm myself down, here’s what I talked to myself about the other day…
Any walls I can paint? Nope. Exterior of the house? Done. Driveway? Done. Back patio? Done. Toenails? Done. Piano? PIANO!!
First of all, let me say that this piano has no sentimental value whatsoever. Other than the fact that it’s one of the dozens of pieces I politely begged my parents and Tim to help me get from some God forsaken property in the middle of nowhere.
Also, I paid $300 for it. A good chunk of change for sure, but definitely not an ‘investment’ piece.
Here it was before…
It’s a Cameo piano – a short-scale piano with 66 keys. This makes it a totally manageable size, without sacrificing the quality of sound. And let me tell you, I can play Twinkle Twinkle like it’s nobody’s business!
Nice? Yes. Nice is fine if you like nice – but I prefer uber fab myself.
And the grand reveal!
And what did Tim say when he got home from work (and I was 2 coats deep…)?
T: You’re painting the piano (not a question – a statement).
K: Yup – Pink!
T: That’s sick ( which btw is skater slang for ‘awesome’ – and Tim is a banker)
K: Do you mean ‘sick’ as in ‘awesome’ or sick as in ‘I’m feeling slightly nauseous’?
T: I’m not sure
And that is the last I heard from him on the topic of the Painted Pink Piano.
Now just so you don’t think I’ve completely off my rocker, I want to share a few other photos of my kid’s playroom with you. This way you can get a frame of reference for how the piano relates to the rest of the room – maybe not the rest of my house (as Mom mentioned…) but definitely the playroom!
The TV stand was a buffet in its former life and most of the décor (beanbags and all) is from Target.
So anyway, what did I do to paint my pink beauty?
(To see in-depth super anal-retentive instructions on how to paint furniture please click here…‘How to Paint Wood Furniture and Cabinets’
These are the basics…
Step 1 – I covered the keys to avoid getting dust in them as much as possible.
Step 2 – I sanded with 150 grit sandpaper
Step 3 – I used a lint-free cloth to remove all of the dust
Step 4 – I did 2 coats of CIL Furniture and Cabinet Paint (Melamine Finish)
Step 5 – I cursed bloody murder at that paint as I had to constantly be on top of it for the excessive drippage – so, I spilled the can of paint on the floor by ‘accident’ – which I’ve heard can happen when you paint and drink wine (that previously read ‘drink wine and paint at the same time’, but that did not sound right). Anyways, I figured I was tired of this drippy dippy paint after 2 coats and went and bought myself some Behr Ultra 2 n’ 1 in eggshell to finish things up.
Once again, Behr Ultra saves the day…done in Benjamin Moore’s ‘Peony’
So, contrary to the fact that Tim thinks I’ve completely lost my marbles (that ship has sooo sailed), I’m curious to hear what you have to say about it. Do you think its pinkalicious or does it make you feel just a little nauseous? Let me know!
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