Painted Pianos

We have a feeling that more than a few of our wood loving readers may find this idea utterly sacrilegious. However, we've seen many a well designed room thrown off by these good-time instruments. Given their sheer size, pianos often dominate a room's aesthetics, and let's be honest that's not always a good thing, especially in small spaces After months of searching for a decent piano some musical friends scored a great hand-me-down whose cherry stained body happened to be exactly the wrong type of clash for their home's tiny living room. Here's the painted inspiration we rounded up for them and for you...

• 1. There is a sweet story behind this moody blue piano. It was a craigslist find that Catherine and Hans spruced up with a little paint and used as their main prop for their wedding invitation.
• 2. Design Mom gives a full run through on how her seen-better-days piano got a green face lift, check it out here.
• 3. This lofty white Kate Fine room could have definitely handled the average dark-stained piano, but the fresh blue makes it a lively focal point.
• 4. We have been happily following along as Jenny of Little Green Notebook fame helps her (lucky) mom redo her living room. In a cutesy setting, this distressed white piano might err on the side of a little too cutesy shabby chic, but it in her streamlined space it helps to enhance the fresh vibe of the room.

So, painted pianos, are you sold or sick?

(Images: 1: I Do It Yourself, 2: Design Mom, 3: Kate Fine via Desire To Inspire, 4: Little Green Notebook)

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