Phewww – i am back!! No that its unusual for me to go a week or two without posting, but this time it wasnt my fault! My computer bit the dust – uggghhhh! But i got a new laptop and i am back up and going!
I finished up the most awesome piano last week – i am in love!! I decided its the exact type of piano that i want to get for myself. The color that my client chose was perfection – ive already painted a dresser that color and i cant wait to use it again.
So here is the before…pretty, yes but it was looking a little shabby and def needed freshening up. The details were really pretty and stood out so much more after a coat of paint/glaze.
And i didnt get a close up pic, but the old finish had crackled giving it an alligator skin look – i always love when i come across a piece like that. I never try and sand off the old finish, just use it to my advantage – it looks awesome when its glazed. Its add lots of texture and gives it that authentic worn/antiqued look.
And the after…ooo laaaa laaaaa…..i LOVE it!!!
Some more pretty pics…
To see how i prepped the piano for paint – see this post on the 1st piano i did, i basically did the same thing here. Lots of work taking it apart to paint, but i think its a must to get a good paint job!
Primer – Sherwin Williams adhesion primer tinted the same color as the paint.
Paint – Glidden Deepest Aqua
Glaze – Sherwin Williams Van Dyke brown oil based glaze
Clear coat – Sherwin Williams Wood Classics water based poly in a gloss