A friend of mine recently acquired this piano.
When she mentioned that it just needed a paint bath I clapped my hands in delight. And promptly offered to be the painter.
First coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – color – Ironstone.
2 coats of Milk Paint plus an extra coat on a few areas to get the look we wanted. Bench was painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – color – Eulalie’s Sky. We even got a bit of chipping on the bench
Close up of the chipping on the bench. The old finish on the piano was rough enough the paint pretty much stuck like it would to raw wood.
So much prettier now! I know not everyone agrees and I’m sure there are some out there who break out in hives at the mention of painting an old piano! But I love it, my friend loves it, and her hubby loves it too. At least that’s what they are telling me
I thought the mantel was so pretty so I had to get some shots of it too.
I’m pretty sure I will be painting my own piano sometime soon – I just love the white!
Emma kept photo bombing my shots – this one she was actually smiling instead of acting silly and I thought it was worth sharing.
I really really like how painting furniture brings out the details of it. I highly recommend using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint on a piano – it does take quite a bit to cover one though so be aware! I used a whole pack of paint powder – covering this dark of wood with white also takes more paint too. I’m also thinking I still mix it just a bit too thick though I used the exact same amount of water as I did powder. Still practicing – I’ll get it just right eventually.
If you have a piece of furniture you’ve been wanting to paint but just haven’t been brave enough yet – GO FOR IT! You can call it your Christmas present to yourself.
Sew a Fine Seam
Follow along with me by signing up here!