I get asked about my painted piano on Instagram all the time. I get it, I remember when I had wanted to paint my Great Grandmas piano I thought it seemed like such a big project and way to overwhelming. I would stare at it wishing it was painted. I thought I would have to move it to our garage or hire a painter to paint it. That is probably why it took me 7 years of owning our piano to finally do it.
I found Annie Sloan chalk paint after doing some research, I knew that this would be the best route. No sanding involved or any prep work. I picked
Paris Grey and picked it up at a local store that carried it.
I simply taped all around the keys, the wheels and the peddles any where else I didn’t want paint. I didn’t take anything apart. And I left it right where it was in our basement, on the carpet. I just laid an old sheet down and started to paint!
It took me two coats of paint, less than one can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I did one coat and let it dry for a couple hours then did one more coat. There are brush strokes and it is not perfect, that is why I went with the chalk paint. I did the clear coat wax that the suggest, and used their brush. I am very glad I did the clear wax, it helps protect it.
We moved this piano all the way from Utah to Connecticut and there are no chips at all.
This picture with the pink chair was featured in the readers section of Country Living Magazine.
I have made a few changes for Fall. We don’t have a fireplace so this is where I switch a lot of my seasonal decor on our painted piano. It is really fun to decorate around now that it is painted.
This is my sisters piano that she found on KSL (similar to Craig’s List) I belive she got it for $50! I had her paint it from black to white. She just used leftover Mountain Peek White from Benjamin Moore (my favorite white paint) it was paint and primer in one. It took her three coats of paint.
I used to have these glass knobs, but one didn’t survive our move. They were just from Home Depot.
My new floral knobs are from Anthropologie.
This is our painted piano at Christmas time. See more of my Christmas home tour HERE. Let me know if you have questions on painting your piano. It is really that easy. Trust me, if I can do it you can.
Remember you can pin these images to your Pinterest account to save for later when you want to tackle this project and make sure to follow me on Pinterest HERE!
This makes me want a piano, I love the way they look painted!!!
So glad you posted about this because this is on my project short list but I need a visual to keep me focused on getting it done ?. I think I'm going to mix Coco and French Linen or something. Yours is beautiful!
Leslie Belcher says
Love the botanical print on wall by staircase! Can you share the source?
digital piano reviews says
Hi! Thank you for your blog! So inpirational! I particularly love the one about painting your piano. I have been wanting to do this as well with our piano and have waited just as long because I heard it changes the sound of the piano. Any thoughts on that?
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I had someone else say that. I haven’t noticed any difference in the sound. It is an old piano, and not perfect at all. So it hasn’t bothered us at all.