So lately, I’ve been on a kick with painting furniture. Some friends of mine introduced me to the fabulous Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I was hesitant at first because my past furniture-painting experiences hadn’t been so great. I took the plunge though, and decided to try it out. I’m SO glad I did. I painted a large table for my kids’ study room, and just tackled the piano. As an illustrator, I’ve use SO many kinds of paints and know their textures and how they react. I am in love with these beautiful paints. They are super easy to use—no primer necessary, for real. Love it!
Here is the before picture. I taped off the piano keys, a very tedious but worthwhile process. Then I began painting.
I went for a pretty distressed look. I’m a total texture person.
I made a paper pattern to make the Chevron stripes. I used it to lightly pencil in the design, then I taped it off and painted the zig-zags. (It took me about an hour just to tape it off. Is there an easier way? Probably, but I don’t know what.)
I bought some new hardware for the pulls, and there you go. The finished piano. Now I need to do the corner of the room where my desk is. Next project, here we come.