I had a first this weekend. A coworker asked me to take a look at a piano to see if I could do something to make it look better since it had taken up residency in their living room. A P-I-A-N-O - really? So I did a little research on the internet and I read that you should never paint a piano - no good explanation was given but I'm a girl that typically follows the rules. So I check out the piano - which for the record has no special meaning, not a family heirloom, etc.
I was thrilled to see the super simple design - no carvings or major detail. So, the rebel in me comes out and I painted it - with their blessing of course! I painted it black and then used a custom glaze with a bit of metallic paint.
They recovered the bench and they plan to hang a large mirror and decorate the top of the piano. They have a new surface to decorate - how fun!
And thankfully, the keys worked just fine afterwards!