Although a coat of paint might not suit a high-end, expensive piano — or one's painted-musical-instrument scruples — a painted piano can be a charming addition to a room. We've collected ten painted pianos from bloggers across the web that are as lovely to see as they are to hear. Some folks argue that painting a piano can negatively impact the sound, but others insist that a piano played just for fun should be just as fun for the eyes! Artist Kevin Obregon has painted pianos for art auctions (see his Pianoctopus here!), and here's what he has to say about the blasphemy of painting a piano:
Well, as a percussionist (and the piano is a percussion instrument), if this were a concert piano, yes, I would believe that to be somewhat blasphemous. But any good musician can make a sub-par instrument sound good. In this case, this is a one-of-a-kind work of art/instrument that happens to be playable. Whether you love sculpture, paintings, or music in your room, this piece is a keeper and I believe it can draw players and non-players into plinking on it. I know if I had to take piano lessons and had the "Pianoctopus" to play on, I wouldn't skip a lesson.
That holds true for any painted piano — if painting it means it stays in the room and gets use from the family, it's a keeper! Enjoy these ten painted beauties; from red to yellow and everything in-between, these pieces complement their rooms and families' styles.
1. Gabrielle's enviously green
2. Ann's buttery yellow
3. Ashley's sky blue
4. Meg's wintry blue
5. The Fornasetti family's stunning red
6. Bridget's lovely saffron
7. Artist Tove Mauritzson's plain white
8. Emery Jo's inherited olive green
9. Rebekah Gough's sunshiny yellow
10. Hilary's duck egg blue
(Images: 1. Design Mom, 2. Ann Beck, 3. everything scrappy, 4. Sew Liberated, 5. Fornasetti, 6. Bake at 350, 7. Scandinavian Chic, 8. moms are for everyone, 9. Rebekah Gough, 10. old house. true love. )