Thursday, November 15, 2012

To Paint or Not To Paint?...That Is The Question

To paint or not to paint this
old piano?  That is the question.
Its finish is quite worn and chipped.

And, I'm very inspired by photos like this.
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And this.
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Can I get a vote?
Angie


40 comments:

  1. I say go for it! I love the look of a painted piano!

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  2. Paint with milk paint or chalk paint and distress it to reveal chippy heaven!

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  3. I say Paint It! It will look awesome!

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  4. Man...what a HUGE question!! I think it would look awesome painted, but I wonder..
    Do you have the front panel? Would the white look okay without that panel?
    Try taping over the wood with cheap white tissue paper and see if you like the look first...
    Then..GO FOR IT! Or not..!!:)

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  5. Take a deep breath and just go for it! It will look amazing!

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  6. I vote yes! It's so easy making decisions for somebody else. Why can't I decide to paint or not to paint my own things?!

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  7. Absolutely paint it, if you don't you will always wonder 'what if'.

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  8. Follow your inspiration, always! That piano is a great find. I can't wait to see it painted. You know you want to ; )

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  9. Sure, I'd also paint it white from the outside! I love white pianos!

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  10. I think it would look great painted! I think milk paint might be a good idea. (though I have never used it so I really don't know what I'm talking about) :)

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  11. That´s a difficult question to answer ;).
    I can´t always make up my mind my self.
    I love the white piano but on the other hand the worn and chipped version is also nice ;)
    Have a great day.
    Huggs, Erica

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  12. I would try with milk paint without bonding agent, so the paint can chip away.

    Goedele

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  13. Paint it! Your accents will stand out so much better on a painted piano; in fact, why not get all crazy and paint it...turquoise or another amazing color!

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  14. You know I'm all about paint, but I would take a different route in this situation. I like it the way the piano looks as is. The open top against your vintage wall covering is a great combo, but you have a lot of different wood tones going on around it. While looking at your picture, if you take your left finger and cover up the chair rail and your right hand and cover up the door, it totally changes the look. A dark walnut stain would look great on the chair rail(of course that would be an entire house project, but it would really look cool against your vintage sheets). I would paint the door and trim around it in a color most similar to the off-white in the papers to make it go away, that way your piano becomes more of a focal point. In your spare time ~ aren't you glad you asked?

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  15. I feel it would look great painted. Nancy Carr

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  16. Just say "NO"! I really believe that some of the beauty of the wood and the craftsman's ability to match veneers are what make these old pieces so lovely. That looks like "Tiger Oak" on your piano. I remember reading something about the trees that produce this beautiful grain not being grown anymore. I also see that it brings warmth to your decor. Too much white seems so chilling. Just love the look of the wood in combination with your awesome wall.

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  17. Yep, and I'd go for the second photo look. Stunning!! So my vote is YES. :-)

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  18. Oh come on Angie...you know it would look so great painted! Go for it!

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  19. Sometimes it's hard for me to type such words, but I too say....... paint it.

    Bliss

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  20. Oh my!!! I have a panel from a piano like the piece you are mssng on yours. After seeing this, I now HAVE to paint it! Paint yours too! Those pictures rock!

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  21. It's beautiful but I would paint it. I don't think it would loose any of it's charm

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  22. I like the objects to remain just manufactured ​​...
    But ... a big but ... Ι vote yes !!!!
    Olympia

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  23. Oh, sure, go for it...wish I could paint mine...(mine isn't that old)
    How about the ASCP in country gray? or French Linen?? Those are great colors!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. As someone who lived with a dark wood piano for years, I have to say PAINT IT!!!!!

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  25. I think I agree with the majority to paint it. It is beautiful but I think painting it would give it a new personality in your room. I am all about old history treasures re invented into your home so go for it.
    Kris

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  26. I vote yes to paint it white, can't wait to see it transformed!
    Have a great weekend!
    XXX Ido

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  27. I'm a gal that does not easily paint old pieces, but this piano could look fabulous with some paint.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  28. hi Angie ... I love old wood, but I think I would like this painted ... color of your choice.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http:/
    Timeless Treasures /audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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  29. I think the white painted piano in the picture is pretty, but I think paint in the case of your piano would be a detriment. The contrast in colors of the woods and the exposed "bones" of the piano make it really interesting as it is. I think paint would definitely detract from the interesting things already going on with it.

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  30. I saw one in a blog yesterday that was beautiful turquoise ! But if I had one, I think I'd have trouble painting it, too.

    patty

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  31. Paint it....!!! I am in the process of lightening all of my furniture/house etc. I have a hard time dealing with winter where I live. It is pitch dark outside by 5:00 in the heart of winter. I need the inside to be light!!! It will be done as soon as we get our store done. (There is always a project!!!)

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  32. Paint it! The wood doesn't look special, just dull and brown. I saw a yellow one recently that was sweet. x

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  33. Definitely paint it! It would look fabulous in white! Can't wait to see it!

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