After updating my piano bench, it was time to move the paint brushes over to the big boy himself. I wasn’t ready to pull the trigger on painting the entire piano, so I just picked a few horizontal planes to paint Colonial Red.
See how well it ties in with the bench? I like it! The red stripes give it a modern touch, while still keeping the rustic feel the piano started out with. Which was this:
Beat up and boring. Now it has a little more spice in its life!
Does anybody know if you can bleach piano keys? The ivory is looking pretty worn. And I still have no idea what that plug wrapped around the leg does. I’ve never actually looked into it. Maybe I should figure it out. My piano may light up or something! Or it could do nothing. Who knows?
I really love the look of painted pianos, so one day I may still consider going balls-to-the-wall and giving the whole thing a glossy red finish. Or I’ll get sick of the red and strip the paint off. The good thing about the stripes is, it’ll be easy to go either way. I can enjoy the fun look now, and still have options open for its future! Best of both worlds!