Our old piano has been around our house for years. At one time it was a player piano built in the 1920s, but since then it has been used, abused and gutted.
I could never afford to have it refurbished—that’s over a thousand dollars, sometimes almost two.
I started by sanding the rough spots and years of abuse away. Then I added the beautiful wood applique from Lowe’s.
It took days to paint and repaint; the natural wood was so dark. The most difficult thing was getting it moved upstairs from the basement, but luckily, family was visiting, so it was sons and sons-in-law to the recue! I enjoy having it upstairs where I play it more often and teach piano. And I just love the way it looks!