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Why You Should Paint Your Piano

Maybe it’s the cooler weather, or maybe it’s just the way I am wired.  But, I got an itching to change my piano…again.  We’ve had this piano for almost 6 years.  And although it is not the style I would have chosen, it was gifted to us for free when our daughter wanted to begin piano lessons.  I honestly was scared to paint it in our previous home.  But something about living in our farmhouse has kicked the scared right out of me…and I paint everything!

This piano was originally painted a year and a half ago to help off-set all of the wood tones in our living room.  I was thrilled with the light gray color as it definitely added some softness to the room.  A few months ago, we moved the piano into our dining room.  And ever since, something just hasn’t felt right about it.  So, what’s a girl to do?  Paint it again, that’s what she does!

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Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane and then I will introduce you to my “new” piano.  She looks a bit moodier now…and I am totally digging it!


After painting the paneling with Behr’s Pure White, the piano was a beauty in our living room.  {You can read about the first time I painted our piano here.}

gray painted piano

And here it is in our dining room:

painted piano

This space felt like it was in need of a dark and romantic color.  Something that would stand out and pop.  So…I grabbed my new favorite Amy Howard at Home One -Step Paint color in “Hard Man’s Hard to Find”, my favorite furniture paint brush, and my go to furniture wax.

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After two coats of paint and one coat of the Amy Howard at Home “Mind Your Own Beeswax,” she is ready to be shown off!

dark gray painted piano

why you should paint your piano

I am really happy with how this project turned out.  In less than 2 hours of work, our piano has been transformed!  I love how the Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint only requires one hour to dry in between coats.  I waited until the next day to apply the wax, but the Beeswax goes on so easily and smoothly that this last step was done quickly as well.

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piano painted

It’s amazing how a little paint can transform a piece of furniture so drastically.  I was a little worried about painting over the previous chalk paint and wax, but I am very happy with how this project turned out…and so is our resident piano player!



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