I covered the keys to protect it from sanding dust and sanded the entire piano. It wasn't too bad because the varnish was almost stripped from age anyway.
I then chose a light blue green color and painted, sanded, buffed. I was pretty pleased with the result.
I still have the bench to do, but for now I am burned out with the sanding. I still have enough paint so I am reserving that project for another day. Now I see the rest of my living room decor doesn't really match anymore. So I figured I need to replace the curtains.
There is no color at all, so I need some punch. I was up at 2am this morning so I decided to look online for the perfect reasonably priced curtains. I found some and for the pair, it costs $110, which to me was pricey, I needed 2 pairs to cover 3 windows. The total came up to $220 and here's the kicker, they want $60 to ship it. Oh heck no! I am not paying that much for curtains. So I went to Burlington Coat Factory to check out their curtains. Yeah I ended up buying sheer ones for $10/panel. I figured if I got a contrasting color, I can still fork up, another $10 to double it. I ended up buying 3 panels plus the aqua back panel. I needed to tweak them to make it work because one was a pocket style and the other one was grommeted. Anyhoo, I sewed, cut, pinned and it was finally time to put it up. Well, it was still very sheer. So I decided to use the old curtains, shown above as a blocker, so I made it the lining. I now have three layers. Lol! It still worked and instead of spending an astronomical $300 on curtains alone, I spent $70, that is including the metal artwork above the piano. I looked around the house for other accessories and found an aqua vase and then found glass roses, I don't even know I had. The pillows were just waiting to go on the sofa to add that punch of color. Next is a cover for my double sized papasan chair. A boho style throw is on it right now just to gauge an idea of what it would look like later when I get the permanent cover for it. I love the papasan chair, it's my fave! So I hope you got some idea that redecorating does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Just some creativity that reflects your own personality.
Till the next rant... Love one Another!