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28 July 2010

Making the piano feel 'at home'

When we first moved in to this house, there were whitish walls everywhere, and a seemingly endless array of surfaces in need of decorating love. Meet my piano in the early stages of living here:

And, with a little tweaking and some much-needed height. (This wall is open to the second story, and it is tall!)

My two favorite people putting on a little Saturday morning concert:

I am a bit fickle when it comes to my house. The window frame and star found a new spot above the couch, and the vintage hat (was my grandma's!) is now on the mantle. Here is the piano as it stands today, complete with painted walls. (I love this color! It's kingsport gray by Benjamin Moore. We've found it to be plenty rich without being too dark.) The little motorcycle guy was my dad's, the quilt pieces were made by my great-grandma, and the coffee tins were a hand-me-down from my aunt. I am especially drawn to objects that carry some sort of meaning or sentiment. It's what makes me happy!

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  1. Very cute!! I am fickle about my house, too! I am just jealous you have a piano!! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Cute! I'm always struggling with how to decorate the top of my piano. Why is that such a difficult spot???

  3. Hafta say my favorite decoration is the hat on your little one and the smile to go with it!