Holy crap, check out former Offbeat Bride, current Offbeat Mama (of Death Star preggo belly fame), and seriously crafty Homie Siouxzi Donnelly’s refinished bright-as-fuck green piano in the living room! Siouxzi tells more about this awesome piano:
After sitting for 15 years in storage I finally moved into a home where I could have my piano, but the body was in such horrible condition it needed a serious refinishing. After a lot of consideration and research, I decided not to just refinish it but to paint it. To those who wonder if this will affect the sound: I don’t recommend doing this if you’re a purist — but this piano wasn’t in perfect condition to begin with. It’s not got a bad sound: it’s pleasant enough for casual play and it is lovingly enjoyed by all who visit.
More than just the gorgeous, eye-catching upright piano, I love this whole living room set up…
I love the way the green plays off the colors in the vintage poster framed above, the funky blue couch, and the color-blocked rug anchoring the whole scene. Love it love it love it!
Comments on Monday Moment: the bright green piano version
Lime green piano!? What!?!? That’s got to be the the most fantastic thing I will see all day; I may as well just go home and back to bed.
That’s friggin’ boss. So amazing I ALMOST missed that couch…
That’s awesome! Love the color of it.
Holy crap. My family has an old upright that no one plays; I have been trying to decide what to do with it and the extra purple paint I have kicking around. How much paint did this take?
Hi Elizabeth, I’m planning on putting together a tutorial on how I did this here in the next week. I can quickly tell you this is a console piano, so the smallest size piano you can get. It took me 1 quart of primer and a bit less than 2 quarts of paint. I say it that way because I started with a quart, realized I needed more bought the second and made a slight adjustment to my process. There was a lot of time taking the piano apart – surprisingly easy! And sanding it down – free upper body workout that the shake weight’s got nothing on!
I’ll share my write up with Offbeat Home as soon as I’ve got it put together.
Sorry for my musical ignorance, but how would this affect the sound of the piano?
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