Monday, May 13, 2013

Piano keyboard made into a table

From this old piano I'm trying to recreate as many things as possible.
My first creation was a kitchen island made from the decorative front panel on the piano.
 To view the island, see the older post.

This time I'm making a table using the old keyboard.
Here's the piano before anything was taken apart.



Here's the piano during the recycling of its parts.



Take a look at this keyboard.
Looks like bad teeth!



After a lot, and I mean a lot of cleaning, scraping, bleaching, and more cleaning
it finally looks like this.
It was missing one key cover. I decided not to replace it.



These were some table legs that my dad had in his shop that we recycled.



I designed the style of the table and my dad made it for me.
We used trees from our property that had been cut and made into boards and old table legs that we recycled as I mentioned before.
Here it is unpainted.



I decided to paint it a high gloss black to complement the piano keys.



Here the decorative trim has been added.



 Everything has been painted, and the keyboard has been inserted.


Here it is finished with the glass on top


Another pic.



And another.



Looks really good doesn't it.
I had planned on selling it but decided against it because it has a lot of memories and sentimental value to it.
Hope you like it.


Whom do I have in heaven but you?
And I desire nothing on earth but You.
Psalm 73:25










75 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Piano Keyboard Table your have made. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  2. Wow - that is beautiful. What a fab idea! Stopped by from Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  3. I'm now inspired to transform an old table...by painting the top like a piano keyboard! Brilliant! (Yours is absolutely amazing.)

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    1. Thank you so much. I'd love to see how yours turns out.

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  4. Wow, what a statement piece--love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I LOVE this idea! And I don't even play the piano! Plus you have so many great pieces from the body of the piano to reuse as well! Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you like the other things from the piano.

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  6. This is really gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it, what a transformation! Great job, just pinned :)
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment and for pinning it.

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  7. what a great idea! The musician in me LOVES this! -new follower here, found you from the Throwback Thursday party.

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  8. Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it. Please keep following.

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  9. Lyn! This is amazing. I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing it at Throwback Thursday!

    xoxo
    Denyse

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it.

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  10. Talking about knocking something right out of the ball park - this is unbelievable -
    I can barely believe my eyes !!!
    What a gorgeous one of a kind creation - clapping and whistling all the way from Montreal
    ( can you hear me? it's really loud ! )
    Visiting from Glitter glue and paint
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope you'll check back again.

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  11. BRAVO! Excellent! Magnificent! Love Love Love

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment.

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  12. What a great piece!!! I would have kept it too!

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  13. love your table and i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. I would love for you to feature my piano table. Thank you so much. I also commented on your blog. Hope you get one of these replies. Thanks.

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  14. Wow, that is totally awesome! Definitely a keeper!

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  15. I LOVE this! I found you at West Furniture Revival. Congrats on being featured there. Now I have two piano ideas to pin. If only I had room for every idea I see!
    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment.

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  16. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! I hope you join us again next week :)

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

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  17. Wonderful! What did you do with the rest of the piano? I have been thinking of doing something with the one I just brought to my house. It has been in our family for 80 years and no one else wanted it. So here it is.

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  18. Hello! I just got a free piano and I am going to give this a try! I was just wondering if you could tell me what you used to clean the ivory and wood of the keys? Also, do you have any amazing insights for cleaning the hammer?

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    1. Hey Amanda. As you probably noticed the keys were really stained and dirty. I used many things, here's a list. Baking soda, white vinegar, elbow grease, bleach and more elbow grease. The wood I just kept cleaning with warm soapy water. After cleaning as much as possible I sprayed it with a clear varnish. I don't have any ideas for the hammer. Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by.

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  19. That looks amazing! But I have a dumb question....does the keyboard still work? Could you still play it if you wanted to? I'm doubting it but just curious ;-)

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  20. Thanks for the compliment. But no you can't play it because it doesn't have the piano strings and sound board attached anymore. Everything about the keyboard is still in tact so I guess you could reconstruct the piano if you still had all the other parts. It's really amazing how a piano is constructed. I had no idea. It was a bear to take it apart.

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  21. I have an old accordion wonder how that would work

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  22. I absolutely love this...it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  23. Wow so much work but the results are beautiful! What a great one of a kind piece, amazing!

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  24. I LOVE THIS.....so beautiful, creative and with meaning! Super unique and one of a kind! Love it.

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  25. Wow! That's is hardcore repurposing/upcycling. I would never have thought of that. I wish I am gutsy enough to try this one but it looks daunting. But the end result is amazing. Maybe... just maybe someday I will try it. Thanks for sharing.

    http://thenewvintagemarket.blogspot.com

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  26. All I can say is WOW ! AMAZING ! A true testament to your tallents ! Now lets see what you did with the carved pannel .

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  27. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING...WISH I HAD ONE....

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  28. Excuse me while I go show my husband your awesome idea, so I feel better about making him lug home that awkward piano from the re-cycle shop that time way too long ago ... and I've been procrastinating what to do with it. This is brilliant. Am about to dig around your blog to see if you posted any more about the other parts you re-cycled.

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  29. That is absolutely beautiful and it sounds like there is a lot of memories in the whole table!!! I was wondering if I could do the same thing with a Lowry super genie organ that I purchased in the 1970's with my hard earned babysitting money. Needless to say, I still have the organ and can't part with it. However, if I could make something like this I wouldn't have a problem at all. Can you tell me if I could get the keys off the organ like you did the piano? Thanks so much for sharing this neat project!!!

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  30. THANK YOU for this idea! After we bought my son a new piano 15 years ago, I could not bear to part with the 100 year old piano that I learned to play on but was now beyond repair for playing. We dismantled it and saved parts (including the keys). Now I know what to do with them. Thank thanks thanks and blessings .

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  31. Oh my…so cool! I always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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  32. Gorgeous!!!!! And such an ingenious idea to preserve an heirloom! Love it!

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  33. Lyn, This is just an amazing project! I love it.. so much I featured you on this weeks Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!
    Thank you so much for sharing it...:) Pinned!

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  34. thanks for showing us how you did it. wonderful.
    are you recycling the other parts of it too?
    we have an old organ to do up.

    be blessed
    Barb

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  35. This is so cool! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  36. This is so neat. Thanks for posting. Hello from Farmgirl Friday.

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  37. thanks for sharing this Piano table .....Amazing..... will feature this this weeks Fabulous Friday, Please stop by and Party some one.
    Maria

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  38. This is the coolest table I've ever seen. I'm a professional pianist and would LOVE something like this. Stopping by from Simple Nature Decor. Pinned!

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  39. Absolutely incredible.....beautiful beyond words!!!
    Wendy

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  40. That is quite an idea! I LOVE piano keys. I posted this on my FB page - I am so inspired by your creativity. Well done and thanks for linking up to Project Challenge!

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  41. What a great piece and probably a product of discussion at your home now. Fantastic idea!!
    Thank you for linking up with us at Project Challenge. Can't wait to see what other creative projects you have to share. ;)

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  42. What a unique and interesting table. :)

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  43. Oh this is the neatest makeover I think I have ever seen, what an ingenious idea!!!
    I would love for you to stop by and share on my #OMHGWW this week, it would be fun to feature this in the coming weeks.
    Have a great week!
    Karren

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  44. A keyboard table.....Wahaaaat? This is the coolest table ever! I love it! I wish I had the skill to make something like this.

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  45. Love this...a perfect example of trash to treasure! Thanks for joining the #OMHGWW Linkup!

    Shellie @ShellieBowdoin

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  46. Lyn, that is SOOO ORIGINAL, it's almost art, rather than a furniture makeover. Brilliant idea and what a great gift this would be for someone who cherished that piano but could not play it any more. Really clever. Thank you for linking it up at SHARE IT sunday linky party. A new party will open again tomorrow and I can't wait to see what you'll bring. ~ Till soon, Rose

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  47. Lyn Moon, I love this transformation and being able to see all the piano keys!!! It's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you will join us again this Tuesday night:)

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  48. I love that you ended your post with a Scripture. Hmmm, I need to think about doing that. Is it a different verse every post?
    Here from Beautifully Creative Inspired.
    This idea is simply inspired. Never seen anything like it, and it's magnificent!! I don't blame you for keeping it!

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  49. Wow, this is amazing, love this idea! My parents have this old piano that has bad keys, too. I should show them this, pinned :)

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  50. Lyn, Beautiful work. I, too, have a piano that is beyond repair and am trying to figure out what to do with it. It is a beautiful piece from the 1800's. I wish I had the wood talent you do......

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  51. Fun project! We have an old organ that I'm trying to repurpose. I'm definitely going to remember this. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night! :0)

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  52. That is so pretty! What a clever way of using the old upright piano. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

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  53. Beautiful table! I'm looking to make one for our school auction...what was the dimensions of the top?

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  54. This is such a great and creative idea! I love how it looks. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

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  55. Great job and great idea!!! Love it we get pianos all the time don't know what to do with them

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  56. What an awesome idea! Fantastic job! I too, have a piano cannot bring myself to sell. I think I am going to try this. Keeping my fingers crossed it comes out as good as yours.

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  57. Lyn,

    Reading through this I'm wondering if your dad still has the plans or if you could put the measurements up on here or e-mail them to me. I would be happy to get my e-mail for you through a private messenger service. Also I'm wondering how you attached keys; ie: hot glue, Elemer's glue, or what?

    Thanks so much!
    Steve

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    1. Hey. The piano keyboard was removed from the old piano intact. I just needed to clean it up. There was so glueing involved. It just sat down inside the table box. The measurements would be whatever would work with each piano keyboard. Hope this helps.

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  58. How did you remove the keys? I'm in the process of dismantling a piano and had wanted to use the keys to make a coffee table. Trying to figure out how to remove all the keys at once. So far all I've seen is you have to remove one key at a time. Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

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    1. Hi. The keyboard came out as one whole unit for me. It took a lot of work. It's unbelievable how a piano is put together. It's hard to dismantle it. Hope this will help you. Good luck.

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