We got a free piano via Facebook Market Place. It sounds beautiful, but I was not liking the 1970's basket weave it had and the gold jewelry. I decided to paint it using Annie Sloan's Charcoal. I know I am not the first to this, so it was great getting on Pinterest and seeing all the great colors people chose. I didn't want my piano to be a focal point in my home...so black it is.
Here is a better pic of the basket weave.
I needed to replace it with some thin pieces of wood.
When cutting it chipped really easy!
I knew the paint would cover any blemishes I did to the wood.
Painting it was easy. I used two coats to cover the piano.
I knew using the Jacobean wax from Fiddes and Sons would give it the rich black look I was going for. I did no want a shiny piano. It just is not me. If you want a shiny look, do NOT use chalk paint--it is not Glossy.
Here it is painted and buffed. You can see that it is not quite that glossy, shiny finish, but the buffing does shine it up some. I love the new jewelry (knobs) I bought at a local prim gift shop.
I am enjoying the new look!
Now to find a real piano bench.