Monday, October 26, 2009

My Sherwin Williams 'Spa' Piano

I've met a little resistance with this project. Apparently it is blasphemous to paint over wood furniture. And when I told people I was painting my piano blue, well, I mostly got confused looks. But here's the thing. My Craigs List piano had carvings in it from the previous owner's grandkids that needed to be sanded out anyway. And one day I'll have a beautiful baby grand in my acoustically sound music room {that will be sound proof when the french doors are closed} :) For now, I have a piano that I paid less for than the paint it took to cover it.

And I LOVE it!

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I haven't had a piano for nine years, so the only music I have is violin accompaniments. But I am so happy to have music playing in my house. It does good things to my heart.

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Ashley's Institute of Music is now open!
I love this corner of my house.

47 comments:

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Oh my GOSH! I love this, Ashley! Your taste has always been flawless - and your home is gorgeous! (Those FLOORS, oh my word.) I need a tour soon!

Mom said...

That is actually beautiful! I like how the black bench ties in with the frames and candlesticks(?) on the piano. And the black keys, of course.:) A delightful corner of your house!

Tiff and Trev said...

Love, love, LOVE it!!! I would have never thought to paint my piano baby blue. I love how clean and fresh everything looks. Seriously, you need to share some of your talents. It's not fair!

Oh, and I'm very happy you have a piano now. I completely agree...it does good things to your heart :o).

Sullivan Family said...

I LOVE it!! what a great job! Don't you just love proving peole wrong!! Of course you can paint a piano blue...it looks fantastic! I wouldn't ever leave that corner!

melissa said...

Awesome! What a lovely corner. You're a genius.

katie, dave, lucille and winston said...

This is genius! And SOOOO beautiful! I love it...a lot. This should definitely be Monday's beautiful thing. Good job Ash.

rebecca said...

That is so beautiful! I love the pictures above it too:) So sweet!!

Natalie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Nicole said...

So pretty and unexpected. Great job. I bet that dolly is a great student. No back talk! :)

allyn said...

i can't believe how amazing that turned out. what a dare devil you are, and of course it works. i would totally botch that project.

it looks incredible in that room, too.

allegra said...

oh, i love that corner of your house too!! beautiful!!! wish i could hear the beautiful music. that should be a breath of fresh air through the winter. i love the color... it kind of looks like a blue that i recently painted a dresser in our bedroom...similar but different... yours may be a little more turquoise. and the little chairs turned out adorable too! are you sick of painting yet though? i swear, i've painted so much stuff lately too that if i see one more can of paint i might just throw up:)

hayley said...

It looks beautiful! My husband is begging to paint my piano, especially since he is on vacation this week. I told him he can settle for the boys dresser until we buy a house. I love blue, it looks perfect!

Barbara said...

Looks great! Gives so much character to your home. You need to post some more pics of your place on your blog!

val said...

oh my. you've done it again. i'm dying to hang out in that corner of your home. those floors are beautiful and the piano-perfect!

Christin said...

It is beautiful! I love that corner of your house. I bet the rest looks just as beautiful.

brimhallbunch said...

impressive. Are the chairs the same color? Blue and brown. I think that about sums up Ash.

Jeanine said...

It turned out very chic! I love the pictures and the violin sitting on the top! It looks like you're ready to start teaching lessons! :)

Justin and Melissa said...

I love it, what a brilliant idea to paint it that pretty blue. It looks great and I do have to say that I am jealous that you found such a great deal on a piano and have room to put it somewhere.

Erica said...

I love that piano!!! Who would've thought a blue piano?! Your house looks gorgeous too! How fun:)

Katherine said...

AWESOME! I love it so much. And your violin looks cool perched on top of it. I feel like being more creative and doing something to my house today. You're such an inspiration and I can't wait to see your house.

Nolan and Corie said...

Wow, Ashley! You have the decorator's eye. I especially love the contrast of the dark piano bench against the soft blue. And that chandelier light? To die for. What a fun space you're creating for your family! I'm jealous!

The Hodsons said...

It is absolutley gorgeous!!! There is something about a piano in the home that is missed when you don't have one. Good job on such a huge project!!

Melissa said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! The whole thing, piano, curtains and perfect pictures!

Raquel said...

Gawwww.
Really nice.
I really want room by room, inside and outside pics of your swanky home.

Melody said...

Listen, a girl that gets 24 people raving about how amazing she is before I, (one of your most faithful followers) even have a chance to see your new post doesn't need one more person gushing....

but it does look good.


well, it looks pretty awesome.

Angie said...

I love the blue piano. You did a great job on it!

Randy, Alanna, and Keira said...

Well Done,
I Liked the Sherwin Williams Shout out. I am re-doing Alanna's furniture she had growing up for keira's room. My wife told me it has to be done before you guys come. I love the piano. Honestly, Who else can brag that they have a blue piano. I like it. It looks like it turned out even better then the Kitchen table a few years ago.

Ryan and Rikke said...

Wow! That looks amazing! You are so talented. And I'm super jealous by how great your house looks. Mine is in desperate need of help. Maybe you should take a trip my direction...

Mom said...

I just saw an ad in an old magazine that had blue piano with a little girl walking on the keys. I thought of you! However, I'm sure no little girls at your house would ever walk on the keys.:)

Ashley said...

You don't know my girls!! :)

cacrowell said...

I LOVE this post! What an awesome color! I especially love how you tied in those darling chairs you found. And those accents on the piano--the violin and everything! :) You deserve a piano--just the way you like it. :) Happy playing!

koryn said...

OK - 31 comments - I think you know that everyone who is anyone loves you piano and since I am certainly an anyone, I love it too! I was trying to explain to my boss the other day about what music in my home and life means and he just kinda had this look like "if you say so I believe you."
I love that we sistas (and bro) totally get the happiness music brings to the soul. Rock it in that soulful corner of th house (which seems that every angle i see in your house looks like a Better Homes and Gardens shot - you need to consult in my home)

Melissa said...

that's so cool! I'm somewhat a stalker of your blog but I feel a little justified since Allison is a good friend/roomie of mine and since my husband Jon knows you from school. He always says that you were super talented and artistic in school, and were not surprised to see that overflowing into your life now. I also love your attitude about life and love reading your candid-speaking posts. Thanks for letting me drop by! And I seriously LOVE the piano. Love it. I can't wait until we can have a craigslist piano in our home too. :)

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Jenni Peay said...

I love this color, I am seriously thinking about painting my old piano, would you mind telling me what color you used, and any tips you have? Thanks,

jenniferpeay@yahoo.com

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Hedy said...

What is the color you used on the piano and also, what is the wall color? Thanks, it's all beautiful.

Ashley said...

I'm not sure what the wall color is...some off-white color. (Which is no help, I know, there are about a thousand colors of white). But the piano is Sherwin William's Spa color.

Hedy said...

Thanks so much.

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Sarah said...

Hey Ashley!

I'm an Apartment Therapy contributor and am rounding up gorgeous painted pianos. Ok if I include a photo of yours and link to this post?

Thanks!

Sarah D
sarah (at) sarahdobbins.com

Melanie Marie said...

I love this piano! I don't really play - took lessons when I was younger - but I think they're such a beautiful piece just as decor, especially with the fun color. Also, it's great when someone comes over and sits down and plays!

Melanie
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