I’m still in a little bit of a shock, every time I look over to the corner in my great room I see it – my newly painted piano! I’ve been wanting to paint it for ever a year, but seriously I was so nervous to jump in and do it. That is until I started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Once I realized I didn’t need to prime (for dark colors) or sand, that it would only take one coat of paint, and I wouldn’t need to actually move it to paint it; I was in!
I have this problem, if I decide I want to do something I usually want to to it
yesterday now. One Sunday afternoon (wink, wink) I decided to go for it.
This is a really old picture from when we got the piano – FREE on Craigslist. It’s nothing fancy but, I did fill an empty spot in our great room and provided a great place to decorate (especially seasonally).
To Invest or Not to Invest in a $30 Paint Brush?
After visiting a local shop to purchase my ASCP (and talking to the ‘expert’) I broke down and invested in one of her paint brushes ($29.99). The sell on her paint brush is it holds a lot of paint and because of that, you use less. It brushes on wonderfully and washes out super easy. I do not regret buying it!
To Prime or Not to Prime?
One thing I have learned is even though ‘they’ say you don’t have to prime when you use ASCP, I always end up priming when I’m using a light color such as Old Ochre. Because the paint is so expensive, I don’t want to waste it on 2 coats if I can use my primer for one of them. I taped off the area I used the Old Ochre and primed before painting.
To Purchase ASCP or Not to Purchase ASCP?
My piano front was pretty plain so I decided to add a couple wood appliques (5 pieces). They were really easy to work with, I simply glued them on with wood glue – that’s it!
To Wax or Not to Wax?
My last step was to wax the piano. Annie Sloan Wax is amazing, it spreads like butter. The dark wax provides that aged look and makes the details on your piece really pop. In addition to the Annie Sloan paint brush, I invested in a wax brush (not Annie Sloan) for $24.95. I’m so glad I did! I makes applying the wax much easier and faster.
Love you more than my BLUE piano,
P.S. I wasn’t able to take pictures of the process, being it had been rainy and dark all week… grrrrr. As soon as the sun came out I could finally take some, after I finished.