Something that’s been bothering me for a while in our piano room is the piano itself. I love that we have a piano and it gets used a lot, but it’s quite old (60+ years) and isn’t that great of a quality (Acrosonic) and we haven’t tuned it in almost 10 years. So for a long time I have debated the idea of painting it.
As a (former) professional musician this seemed a little bit sacrilegious but the giant dark hole it was creating in this semi-dark room finally bothered me enough that I went for it. I also read that as long as you don’t paint the sound boards, it won’t affect the tone. Not that that would have really mattered with this piano anyway…
After the first coat is when I always say to myself “I’ve made a horrible mistake…”
But then you finish up:
This area is going to change a bit more over the coming months as I have another wingback to reupholster and I finally have a plan for dealing with that incredibly off-center window. My brain loves symmetry so this has been a hard one for me. The second wingback will go on the right side of the piano and we will move the barrel chairs around.
So painted pianos, totally worth it or sacrilege?Pin It