Painting Ashley’s Piano Red

red-2Bpiano
Wow. This is a long post coming, I started working on painting this piano in March?? My friend Ashley rescued it from a storage shed where it was just sitting collecting dust. I know painting a piano is a totally controversial subject, but since the tone quality was already subjected to weather extremes, animals, etc, we thought a little paint wouldn’t do much damage. Plus, after it was gorgeous and in it’s final resting place, we could tune it and give it a complete new life. 
Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover
We ran into a couple issues along the way, the first being that usually chalk-based paint requires no priming. Ashley knew she wanted a very bold color so we picked Devotion by Country Chic Paint. Turns out, oak and red is a unique combination that needs priming! 
Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover

Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover
After two coats the wood grain was still visible so we sanded down and started over. This time, instead of painting by hand, we taped everything off and I used my Finish Max Pro sprayer. Sooo totally worth starting over! Each coat went smoothly and since we primed this time the coverage was perfect.
Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover
As with most roadkill rescues, the pieces rarely are in original pristine condition. In this case, no bench. We are scouring Craigslist for a bench sold separately!
Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover

Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover

I topped off the Country Chic Paint with a tough polycrylic coat I sprayed with my Finish Max as well.

Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover

Ashley has great modern style and accessorized the piano with a couple fun elements from Target.

Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover

Not many people could pull off such a bright red piece of furniture, but I think it looks awesome with the teal curtains.

Carissa Miss: Red Piano Makeover

Are you brave enough to paint a piano?
linking to these fun parties!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *