Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A REAL Piano Bar

My piano ~ The back story!  I have this piano that was my Grandmothers (the most wonderful women ever!).  She was a piano teacher who taught students in her home, including me.  She was a minister's wife, and played the Organ for two churches every Sunday morning for most of her adult life.  She was the best.  She used to let me move her furniture around and rearrange her living room when I was a little girl, and always told me how wonderful it looked.  She probably would have said that, even if I had put all her furniture in a pile, in the middle of the floor!  I miss her everyday!  So, back to the piano.  It obviously has huge sentimental value to me and I will never get rid of it.  But, the piano doesn't always blend well with some of my room redo's (sometimes my decorating tastes are a little "out there".  I am always trying to figure out what I want to do with it, and how to use it in my room.  So, on to the pictures already.  Here is my latest bright idea! 

A real piano bar.

For some reason I love the look of the backs, yes BACKS, of pianos.  Call me crazy.  I think they look neat.  I used what I had laying around the house to build some legs.  Books and wooden candlesticks.  But really you could use anything even bar table legs.

I have an obsession for cheese plates, because I love the glass domes.  I am always collecting them, and seem to come across them a lot at thrift stores and garage sales.  I used a champagne glass and the cheese plate dome to make my flower vases. 

What I would really like to do is paint the piano a high gloss white and make a butcher block counter top to fit over the back of the piano, to protect all the inner workings in case anything ever got knocked over.  And, put white bar stools with fresh green fabric tops with it, and white curtains.  I think that would be so pretty, and DIFFERENT!  No doubt.

I won't be painting this piano because I think my Gram would turn over in her grave if I broke out the paint brush and pointed it in her pianos direction!  But if I ever come across an old piano in my thrifting adventures, I might just buy it up and try it!

So what do you think of this idea?  Am I crazy? : )

~Renew Redo~

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  1. I like it :) and I think from what you said of your grandma she would have supported you in painting it and making it beautiful again :) I think that was such a neat story on how she allowed you to be so creative from a young age. I can't imagine letting someone else do whatever they wanted with my home. Such a generous heart she had :)

  2. I Love your idea! The books look great.

  3. It looks FAB and I totally love the vases...ingenius!

  4. I love the way it looks! So creative. I love the books too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I (thankfully) just found this post. I also have an upright grand piano that was my mom's. Her parents bought it for her as a child. She is an amazing pianist. She also taught me and my sister to play on it as well. When my mom (sadly) no longer had room for it in her new home, I grabbed it instead of seeing it leave our family. It reminds me of my childhood and since I didn't get a chance to know her parents, I feel connected to them having it in my home! All this to say that even though it doesn't "match" my style, I love it anyway. I have also thought of painting it, but couldn't bring myself to do it. NOW with this idea, I can use it in a fun way. I am thinking of only painting the back an accent color, enhancing it without completely changing our family piano. Then I could flip it back around and you wouldn't even know. Thank you so much for sharing! ;-) Jan Van in Texas

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