June 17, 2013

new project {painted paino}

Happy Monday Morning!  How was your weekend? 
It is full blown summer mode over here.  Staying up late, no schedule, sleeping in late and we are loving it!  One more swim meet today and then we are really going to be lazy!
More on our weekend...Preston started piano lessons in March and we were lucky enough to find a piano on craigslist for FREE!  It's old, needs some love and attention, but it's the size and style we were looking for and a great price :)  When I first looked at our piano, this picture below popped in my head.  This is a gorgeous piano that Kate refinished and I knew we could make ours work with our other home décor.  It had a dark finish, and since it's not a heirloom, I felt fine painting it.  We finally decided to tackle giving it a facelift this weekend in the 90 degree heat (which was an awesome way to get our paint to dry quickly) and we are almost done! 

 Ours is almost identical to this piano above as far as size and style goes.  So now that the painting is done, I need some fabric to make a bench cushion.  I've had a crush on all of Caitlin Wilson's fabrics for awhile now, so I hop over to her site.


I love these two collections, so I ordered the two fabric swatches above as options for the bench seat cushion.  What do you think?

Not for my piano, but I also love this navy and orange collection as well.  Maybe in my bedroom??
Be back soon to share how it turned out.
Have a wonderful day!


  1. I've never seen a white piano (at least I don't think I have) and I must say - how refreshing!! I absolutely love it!


    1. I know. I love white, but wasn't sure about a white piano until I saw this transformation! Love how ours turned out and can't wait to share!

  2. I am loving all these fabrics! I want to change out my pillows about every time a new catalog comes in the mail. Trouble!

  3. I love that charcoal fabric.

  4. i love, love, love Caitlin Wilson patterns! it's going to look gorgeous! xo


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