Paint Sticks to Piano Keys 🎹🎹

2 Materials
2 Hours

What a fun way to give new life into a thrift store fine🤔

I started by painting the whole cabinet in Country Chic chalk paint color Simplicity. Taking the paint sticks and measure them up against the cabinet to get the piano look,

Once I have the piano look that I wanted I took the paint sticks and trimmed them down and sanded the edges

Painting them in Black give me the look of the keys and using wood glue to secure them to the cabinet

Loving the look ❣️ a little sanding natural wax and aging wax gave it the look at the old piano sitting in the corner 🎹

Finish the look off with the original knobs that actually had music notes on them a little rustic charm paint on the inside to give that pop of color ❣️

What a great cabinet for anyone's music room 🎶

Not too bad for a $5 thrift store cabinet makeover!

And some leftover paint 🎨

Suggested materials:

  • Paint,paint sticks, paint brush   (cabinet)
  • Silver rub n buff

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  • Mona Plunkett Mona Plunkett on Sep 29, 2021

    That was really cute! I was just wondering though, why the drawers had no sides to them? That looked really odd to me, but it didn't affect the end result of a 'musical stand'. Nice.

  • Aliceann Aliceann on Oct 06, 2021

    Love it! Very clever!!

  • Cinzia Farley Cinzia Farley on Oct 09, 2021

    Where did you get the musical transfers that are on the top?


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  • Judi Johnson Judi Johnson on Oct 15, 2021

    Love it! - Great idea.

  • Flipturn Flipturn 2 days ago

    Yes, the vintage cabinet was originally intended for sheet music storage.

    The circle in the bottom of the drawer facilitated sliding off one sheet at a time by poking the entire stack upward with a finger inserted into the hole.

    Generally though, cabinets for architects' drawings had drawers that were much wider and shallower, like this example below: