Monday Moment: the bright green piano version #Reader Round-up#colorful#living room November 19 2012 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin 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! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Use a spoon to wash your dishes NEXT Wanna make a rockabilly head scarf for your baby? Here's how you do it Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] 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. Reply That's friggin' boss. So amazing I ALMOST missed that couch… Reply That's awesome! Love the color of it. Reply 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? Reply 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. Reply Sorry for my musical ignorance, but how would this affect the sound of the piano? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.