Doing this blog and the projects featured in it has been so much fun for me. And since the name is The Turquoise Piano, I decided that it was time to really feature my piano.
Here is the before. This was the actual picture from craigslist, where I found it. I think they listed it for $100 and I emailed and told them I would give them $50 and pick it up if they were interested in that offer. They were so I got my crew (my husband, brother-in-law, and we hired a neighbor handy man) and sent them on their way to pick it up. The handy man had the truck and trailer so with his time, gas, and the mode of transportation, we gave him $50. That takes the total to $100.
When it arrived at my house I started the redo by sanding. Disclaimer: I had/have no clue how to really redo a piano, although I'm sure I could google it and learn in point-two seconds. I have a friend who took hers apart and did everything, but come on, this had only cost $100 by this point so I didn't think there was a problem in figuring it out by myself with the piano all together.
Then I drove on over to Joann's and bought some white vinyl material to cover the bench. It cost more in gas to get there than the actual material with my 50% off coupon. I think material for the bench was $2.
This is that white mirror above the piano (see bronze/gold mirror below). You can't see but it had a huge chunk taken out of it (it's plastic). I really liked it though so I bought it for $5 and fixed it with a combination of shims, hot glue (like a whole glue stick) and wood filler. Then I painted it white and hung it above the piano.
Then I got the piano tuned and some of the sticky keys fixed, which cost about another $100, but that's maintenance so it doesn't count.
You can click on my youtube link to listen to me play Jessica's Theme from The Man From Snowy River if you want. Disclaimer: this was before the piano was tuned and finished, so if you are sensitive to pitch and stuff, sorry. Disclaimer #2 -- I have the talent that should be playing a $100 craigslist piano, not a $25,000 baby grand. I think you get the point.
I'll be linking up at the great parties at the bottom of the blog. (If it is your party and you are not okay with the bottom of the blog, please let me know and I will put yours below).
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