Today I am going to share with you the inspiration behind my blog… my piano. My turquoise piano.
I had been wanting a piano for like ever and finally found a free antique upright on craigslist in 2007. We picked it up and took it home to our Utah house. I had a tuner come and fix it up. It really looked great. Then my husband got a job in Boise. We had to move everything and decided that the million pound piano had to go — and not with us — so I sold it and made $200.
Fast forward three years and I’m dying for another piano. This time I didn’t want antique or upright because, lets be honest, a small piano is heavy enough and I don’t want the hubs to complain when he has to move it, so I started looking at craigslist again and came across this beauty for $100.
I emailed the people and offered them $50 and I’d pick it up. They accepted that so my husband, brother-in-law, and our handy man (with the truck and trailer) went to get it. We paid the handy man $50 for a total of $100 for the piano and to move it.
When it was in my garage I sanded it. Don’t be overwhelmed by this step if you want to do this to your piano. A piano is big, sure, but look at it. Straight lines all around! I’ve done chairs that were harder than this. But if you do sand your piano, make sure you have an electric sander or your hand will be perma-cramped.
What do you think of the final result? Worth $104? I sure think so!
You guys, thanks for reading my guest post and Rachel, thanks for having me. Come visit The Turquoise Piano! I try to have at least one awesome tutorial per week to make it worth your while.