Sue @ Housekaboodle
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A Glitz & Glam Piano Transformation Even Liberace Would Envy

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I have a glitz and glam piano transformation that even Liberace would envy to show you. For a long time, I've wanted to paint our piano white or blue or any color to update it. I secretly hated it and wanted to get rid of it, but my daughter plays and loves that the piano is from her Grandmother and never wants to give it away.

We have been updating our front room where the piano is with a new entrance, wall color and our newly painted table and chairs, so the time to paint the piano was right.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
I am mad I forgot to take a great before photo. This photo at least lets you see our typical wood piano.

The folks at Fusion Mineral Paint were kind enough to send me paint for my glitz and glam piano transformation.

Fusion Mineral Paint is one of the premier paints on the market today. My sister was so envious when she found out I was painting with Fusion as she does a lot of projects and Fusion is her top favorite.

Fusion Mineral Paint is a "DIY paint formulated for expert results. With exceptional ease of application that is self-leveling, a built in top coat and 31 gorgeous colors to choose from, you can tackle any project small or large, inside or out! You can even use Fusion Paint on your walls!"
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
Before painting the piano I washed it with Dirtex that thankfully does not need to be rinsed off. Then I lightly sanded and tacked off the residue. I admit this was a lot of work (labor of love) to say the least.

With the help of my husband we took the piano apart to make it easier for me to clean and paint.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
Then we set up different painting stations for the piano parts.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
I choose Casement White that is a popular neutral color Fusion says goes with anything. The paint covered like a dream. I applied two coats and did three coats on a few pieces like the piano bench. I am in love with Fusion Mineral Paint!
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
After painting, we laid out the glass mosaic tile on the large piano pieces to see how it was going to fit.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
To attach the tiles we discovered Simple Mat. It's a peel and stick no mortar, no mess, no waiting between setting and grouting product.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
We cut the Simplemat to size for each area and laid out the Mosaic Glass Tiles. I found the glass mosaic tile and Simplemat at Home Depot.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
The most difficult area cutting the tile to fit was the horizontal arms of the piano. There were pieces that needed to be reduced by 1/8 inch. After cutting them, the edges were jagged. We ended up using the stone grinder attachment with our Dremel that polished the glass tiles perfectly.
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
a glitz and glam piano transformation even liberace would envy
When I walk by I am astonished how beautiful the piano turned out. This project kicked our butts, but we had fun figuring out how to do it. I can't express how much we love our piano now. It is the shine from the tiles that amazes me, especially on a sunny day, along with the beautiful Casement white paint.

Even though Fusion sent me their paint to do part of this project, I am giving you my 100% own opinion.

I hope you are inspired by my glitz and glam piano transformation. Please stop by my blog for more instruction and images too! I'd love to see you there! Also, subscribe to my newsletter for updates on my projects and houses I blog about! Subscribe Here!

Thank you so much,
Sue
Housekaboodle

Suggested materials:

  • Fusion Mineral Paint  (FusionMineralPaint.com)
  • Glass Mosaic Tile  (Home Depot)
  • Simple Mat  (Home Depot)
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3 of 10 questions
  • Hel9670402
    on Apr 24, 2017

    I kinda wonder why you didn't do the bench too ? Upholstering the bench would be great too. Beautiful job.
  • Sue Sanders
    on Apr 25, 2017

    Has the weight of the tile affected the sound of the piano.
  • Yarnmiss
    on Jun 3, 2017

    How much weight was added once the tiling was done? The extra wt would have changed the tone of the piano. Should have done a strip on the bench seat. LOL
    • Sue @ Housekaboodle
      on Jun 7, 2017

      It's fun to see how some would like that we add tile to the bench seat. I am not sure how much weight was added with the tile.

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  • Lynn Goins
    on May 17, 2017

    AWESOME!! That was a pretty big project and it turned out beautifully!! I love your taste!!
  • Bre2152817
    on May 20, 2017

    I have a similar piano that I moved out of my living room a few years ago, just got tired of looking at it. You have given me a brilliant idea for my old piano. Thanks!
    • Sue @ Housekaboodle
      on May 30, 2017

      You will just love your piano again like never before. I hope you get a chance to transform it. Have a nice rest of the week.

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