Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PAINTING AN ANTIQUE PIANO FOR JESSIE & SAM ~ TUTORIAL

PAINTING AN ANTIQUE PIANO FOR JESSIE & SAM ~ TUTORIAL

Sam was searching for a piano to surprise Jessie on her birthday.
He found this beautiful antique piano.  The owner told him it would be $2,000.  So, Sam kept looking for that special gift for Jessie.  After a while the owner couldn't sell it, so they called Sam and told him if he would come get it there would be no charge!
 Oh my goodness!!  No charge!!
This is wonderful, playful Henry.  Such a good doggie.
Jessie wanted to paint the piano white, so she called me.
Look at the beautiful carved panels.
 I don't know the date when the piano was built, but it was before the 1920's.  
Sam showed me inside the piano where a piano tuner had written a date in the 20's.
Jessie wanted to leave a bit of the original finish, so that is the brown above.
Good idea and a nice contrast.
The white painted piano is on the wall to the right of this picture.
The colors are wonderful together.  Last year I painted the navy cabinet and Jessie put beautiful white antique family dishes inside the glass doors.  She's a good decorator.
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I painted an oil based bonding primer and two coats of oil based paint.
The carved panel is removable, so Sam took if off of the piano for me to paint.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

HAND PAINTED BUNNY MURAL ~ LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM

HAND PAINTED BUNNY MURAL ~ LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM

Bunny Mural I painted in a little girl's room.
I painted colors to match the room decor.
I love bunnies!
Bunny hiding in a flower pot.
See the hummingbird?  I painted green sparkles all over him.
Butterflies are fun!
Hippity Hoppity Happy Bunny