About a year ago, my friend Sue offered me a baby grand piano (my dream) for FREE. The piano was so scuffed up and looked pretty bad. The insides were good but I couldn't get over the aesthetics of the piece. Plus, I owned a piano -- not a pretty one -- but a piano nonetheless.
I mulled it over in my head for a long time but realized that I'm not too quick about getting projects done and I wouldn't want this big, scuffy, piano sitting in my front room crying out for years to be redone. Plus, I have no clue how to refurbish a piano. I called the Furniture Medic to find out how much to have someone else do it. He said $5,000. Might as well purchase a new one.
Begrudgingly, I called Sue back and said "No". Ugh!!!!
Wouldn't you know about a month later I started coming across blogs that showcased how they painted their pianos. Never thought about it. I did laugh with Rachelle about french pasting that free baby grand but never thought it would look so good painted. Check this one out at the Pennington Point:
Saw this idea again tonight and thinking that maybe I should paint the one I have. Some day. Moral of the story, if you ever have an opportunity to receive a free, good working piano, don't pass it up. There are options.