I’ve been hinting for over a year now that I wanted to paint our piano. Remember when I was gifted a piano by my former boss? When I shared the piano with you all I mentioned I was thinking abut painting it. At the time, I had a house to finish, so piano-painting took a backseat—like way back. But now that we are finally moved in to our new place (pics coming soon, promise!) I decided painting the piano was going to be my very first DIY in our new home. Entering with a bang and all. 🙂 Check it out!
Let me rewind though. When I thought about the perfect medium to use to paint the piano, I had no doubt in my mind I wanted to use Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. Luckily for me, they agreed and provided me with all the supplies I needed to make my piano-painting dreams come true.
Originally, I was going to paint the piano yellow. Chalk Paint® comes in this amazing color, English Yellow that I really wanted to try. However, the more I thought of it, the more unsure I was that a cheery, bright yellow piano would fit the character of our new house. After brainstorming and thinking things through, I did a last minute switch up and went with this gorgeous green color, Antibes Green. I didn’t really want a bright green piano either, so I decided to do a custom mix of the green and another favorite Chalk Paint® color—Old White.
I really wanted a minty color that fit the color scheme I’m dreaming up for our new home. Since this is going to be such a statement piece in our home, Scott and I tackled this one together as a team. Pretty excited to share that I think we nailed it!
I ended up using a ratio of 3 parts Old White to 1 part Antibes Green. It’s the most beautiful color!
One of my favorite things about Chalk Paint® is that there is NO prep required! No sanding, no primer, just instant gratification and color. I used the Annie Sloan Wax Brush to paint—it’s the perfect shape for both paint and wax. I love how the pointed tip gets into all the small nooks and crannies!
After one coat the piano was looking a bit streaky, but I had a feeling a second coat would take care of that.
And it did! Isn’t it beautiful? Ready to dive in and complete a painting project of your own? To find your local Chalk Paint® Stockist, you can use their Stockist Locator. Let the fun begin!
I am kind of obsessed with our piano. It was a big risk but totally paid off! I can’t wait to share with you all the room it’s going to go in—we’re calling it the library and we will be all fancy in there with our books and piano, but right now that room is filled with boxes. Boo!
Of course no piano is complete without a Jane Austen book or two. 🙂
What do you all think? Would you ever paint your piano? DO IT! 🙂 It’s fun!
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Edit- we painted the walls white and the piano looks even more lovely (and mint!)! Here’s an updated shot.