DIY: Paint Your Piano!

Painting a piano sounds scary, but I’m telling you, it’s not as scary as it sounds, especially if you have an old beat up piano that will look good no matter what you do to it! A few years ago I found a piano on Craigslist. I called the seller and he told me he had a bunch of pianos I could come check out. I don’t know a thing about pianos so I called my friend who was a music major in college and she came with me to take a look. The piano we both liked the best was only $200. The seller even delivered it to my house. The piano became special to me when I opened up the top and saw that it was a piano from the L.A. Unified School District where I grew up!

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Here is the breakdown of my piano DIY:

Supplies

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I also used Elmer’s wood filler to fill in any holes. Then I sanded the dried filler with Josh’s sander. First time for everything! Note the fear in those eyes!

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Once the sanding was sufficient we just got straight to it and started painting. I like chalk paint because it goes on so thick and smooth. We did two coats. After that dries, we did a coat of Creme Wax to protect it from water:

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We didn’t have a piano bench so I found one at Hobby Lobby that I spray painted.

Then I put it all together and got this:

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And the Before and After:

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