Today we did a mini makeover for some friends of ours, that took about two and a half hours to do. I love little makeovers like this that show how you can love the home you have with a little bit of love and effort. The recipe for this mini makeover was- a main piece of furniture- a thrifted piano, some peel and stick wallpaper to create a fun accent wall, a few accessories, a plant or two and some accent lights. And we were ready to make a major statement!
Do you remember this family room and fireplace we made-over couple months ago? I stole that mirror that is above their fireplace from the piano wall. So… I told them that I would be back to freshen up their piano wall!
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Sarah found the piano on her local Facebook Tag Sale Site for $50! She was thrilled, but knew the traditional wood finish wasn’t her style. She has asked me about painting it and we both agreed white would look great with the rest of her home. It turned out so good! (You can see how I painted my piano on THIS blog post). Her piano makeover looked so good, we just wanted to add a statement wall with some peel and stick wallpaper.
I always say it is so important to put together a plan before buying anything! It really helps with the design decision making. I decided to order the animal print wallpaper for a couple of reasons- the vine was too much like the stripe chairs and the piano is white, so I felt the background needed to be more of a contrast! Maybe me sharing this will help you as you plan a room!
+ Vine wallpaper HERE
+ Animal wallpaper HERE
+ I also loved THESE ottomans (I am not going to do them tho for this room, I decided to keep the piano bench and recover the top and paint it!)
+ Deciding between THIS hanging light or THIS burgundy lamp (I ordered both to see)
+ And went with THIS wall shelf because I felt art would compete with the animals and we already have a mirror over the fireplace! We will fill it with plants, obviously!
Here is the after! The wallpaper is amazing! I felt it was very “Connecticut” with the critters. We have had all of those in our yard deer, bunnies, birds and squirrels! Not to mention all the gorgeous trees. The wallpaper was really easy to install, you do have to make sure to match up the pattern. You can find the wallpaper HERE from Walmart.com, I actually find a lot of affordable and unique wallpaper there! For this entire wall it only cost $129! Such a statement for not a lot of money, most of the time artwork will cost that much and more.
The piano bench got a little extra fancy! We spray painted the bench in Behr Classic Noir, I like how the color pulls in the color of the wallpaper background. We also took the bench top off and recovered it with THIS faux fur throw, just by stapling it to the inside. (We have extra of the throw that we can make into pillow covers or Sarah and sew the edge and use it as a throw, just a little smaller throw than before!).
I really didn’t want to cover up the wall with artwork and we already have two mirrors in the room. So I found THIS shelf from the new Drew Barrymore Collection and Walmart. It is the cutest shelf! I had been wanting to use it somewhere for awhile now (it was actually smaller than I thought, but the size needed up working out just fine). Just add a couple of plants and call it good!
Candle Sticks // Battery operated candles // Shelf // Lamp
Sarah and Joe’s home is built around the 1950’s and doesn’t have a lot of outlets. The wall the piano is on is one of those walls missing an outlet. Magic light trick to the rescue to light up the space! Rather than doing two lamps I decided to try THIS rattan pendant light and one lamp and put a magic light inside. (find more about the magic light HERE).
And don’t you just love THIS lamp?? The velvet feels very moody and giving me the fall vibes. The color of the lamp also coordinates well with THIS rug that is in the living room, right by the piano.
You can find all the details on their living room and fireplace makeover we recently did HERE
It looks FANTASTIC!
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Love this! I’d love to do something similar to our piano bench. Did you just cover the existing wood piece, or did you add foam or anything else to make it more comfy? I’d love to hear more details about how you did the bench 🙂
I love the wallpaper yet the item details in the link included the statement, “ This product should NOT be applied to textured walls…”. Our walls have an orange peel finish. Does anyone know if this would adhere to our walls?
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Many have tried it and it has worked- but is hard to give a firm yes. I will say the main thing is that you would see the texture through the wallpaper
Thank you. In the past regular wallpaper, of course, the texture does show through. My main concern was adherence.
Summer @ LivingLifeThrifty says
I am in love! I have a black baby grand piano, and I have been so afraid to take the plunge and paint it. However, I know it would add the pop of color my living room really needs. Thank you for pushing the boundaries and creating new beauty!
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Thank you!!! Good luck!!
Oh my goodness, it just completely ELEVATES that space and the whole room! What a beautiful whimsy touch!