Kids Piano Makeover- Tutorial

I'm excited to share this upcycle project!! I shared it on Uncommon Designs last month.

When I was little, my sisters and I had a kids piano we would play. Why we ever got rid of that thing is beyond me. But I've  always been on the lookout for a piano for my kids. Well, I found one and gave it a makeover!



I found this piano for $5 and I couldn't pass it up! I knew that a piano makeover would have to happen. I like Barbie..but not this much haha!



We already have a ton of pink in our house and since my daughter and son will both be playing with this, I decided to paint it Navy. Navy is one of my favorite.  I love how classic it looks and it doesn't even look like a kids toy piano anymore!



Here's what you will need:


kids piano

Navy Spray Paint- Krylon Color Master Spray Paint in Navy Blue

Silver Metallic Spray Paint- Krylon Color Master Metallic Spray Paint in Silver

Primer- I used gray

Painters tape

Paint Brush

Bow (optional)


1. First, clean the piano as best you can. This piano was dirty on the keys and there were stickers stuck to it. I used a heavy duty cleaner called Sol-U-Mel and an x acto knife to get the stickers off.

2. Spray your piano with primer. Gray primer is what I used but any primer would work. Let dry.

3. Now for the navy paint! I painted 2 coats on the piano and stool- allowing time for the piano to dry in-between each coat. Don't forget to cover the keys so you don't spray them!

4. The tricky part is painting between the keys. I taped it off with tape and used a paint brush to get in between the small spaces.

5. I wanted to add a little detail on the top of the piano. I painted the top with the silver spray paint. Once it is dry, tape off your rectangle. Spray the top with navy paint.



6. One dry, peel off tape.  And ta-da! Your done!

I seriously love how it turned out!! I suggest allowing 1-2 days for paint to dry thoroughly.


My kids love playing it.



I had a little fun styling the piano.. Can you tell? ;)






What a difference some new paint makes!! 




6 comments:

Marie bloominghomestead said...

This turned out so fabulous and I would love this! So would my kids of course. :) Thanks for linking up at Sunday Soiree!

Creative Dream said...

I loveee this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

Alicia said...

That looks fantastic!!!!

Erica - dwellbeautiful.com said...

I. Love. Navy. And pianos. And the combination is just too adorable and perfect! Love the styling, love the makeover!

Hazel Dow said...

Love it, such a beautiful colour, looks really magical.x

Leslie said...

I'm loving how you found that tacky Barbie piano and saw what it could be...it's perfect! My girls would love it. Now...I'm on the hunt!

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