Jun 5, 2017

How to Restore a Piano

Kari Sweeten
DIY Blogger at U Create

Piano Restoration

I’m thrilled to finally share my latest project with you! I’ve had the opportunity to team up with the wonderful folks at Deseret Industries to bring you the Piano Project. I got my hands on a gorgeous piano that needed a lot of love, and today I’m going to show you how I transformed it and gave it new life with a step-by-step tutorial along the way.

Let me show you what it looked like when I very first saw it at the thrift store. It had water damage, spilled paint, chipped wood, dents—and, oh, my goodness, that bench needed help too!

However, can we just take a minute, sit back, and admire this piano? Look at all the wooden detail and the character this piece has. I could not wait to get my hands on this!

I knew I wanted to paint the piano and give it a new look—something bright, but not too bold. I debated painting it a light aqua color or maybe going with a white and leaving the top sections stained.

OK, on to the fun part—how to paint a piano!

Read the rest of Kari’s blog post and get a written step-by-step tutorial on restoring a piano at her blog, U Create. She also has instructions for reupholstering a piano bench!