Piano Makeover - How to Make a Laminate Piano Look Antique
I bought this laminate piano without seeing it in person. I thought it was wood, just painted, but nope! This needed a piano makeover.
Have you guys ever done that with a piece of furniture or anything? Sometimes it is too good to be true, but with some extra love I feel like anything could look as beautiful as you imagined.
I am going to let you know how I made this laminate piano look antique.
Here is the piano I started with . . .
Materials I Used for this Piano Makeover
First, take off the laminate
Nate and our friend, Ryan, were kind enough to take the laminate off of the piano for me.
They used a heat gun and scraped it off.
Second, scrap off the glue
I put citrustrip on the piano and let it set all night.
In the morning most of the glue came off so easy.
Sadly, the wood underneath was so beat up.
I think when they build this piano they meant for it to be laminated.
Because of this I am going to have to replace some of it and salvage some of it. It will work out.
Third, slowly put the piano back together
I added 1/2 X 2 inch pieces of mdf trim to the bottom because the edges were so beat up.
Next, I filled the holes and gaps with wood filler.
I attached the new top using 1X8 pine and trimmed it down to size. Also, I attached 1X2 pine to the sides.
I did the same thing with the second level, and then attached the bottom with the original screws.
Fourth, add some character
I decided to add some appliques to give it some more texture.
I feel like this added a lot of character to the piano and it came out way better than I thought.
Fifth, prime and paint
Nate, my husband, got to priming. We are using stain blocking primer again because this wood would definitely bleed through.