We bought a piano!
I am REALLY excited about it and I can’t believe I finally get to hear the sounds of banging keys all day long 🙂
No but seriously, my mother is a musician and when I was growing up, we were encouraged GREATLY to play a musical instrument. I did piano lessons, violin, flute, and I even tried guitar….none of them stuck unfortunately but I really do love the idea of my kids maybe trying an instrument or two. My mother actually does teach at a private school and does private lessons so I have the perfect opportunity to give my boys lessons and give them bonding time with Nana 🙂
So over the summer I found this piano at a thrift store. It was just over thirty dollars and included a bench. I didn’t call Jeremy – I just bought it and we decided to put it in our playroom (it’s the only room on the first floor with a door!).
At first I thought I would put it between the windows but it just BARELY didn’t fit.
Under the shelving seemed like a viable option but it would hug the edges and I didn’t love that either.
It didn’t fit back in the nook.
So the only option left would be the under the map. I had a striped dresser there with the fish tank and it would need a new home.
The fish tank and dresser fit under the shelving and looked good…thankfully there was still a plug on this side too so that the filter would still work. I told y’all on Instagram my fish tank woes and you guys came to my rescue! The algae was out of control!!! I no longer turn on the light inside the tank and then I also taped a piece of paper to the window side to block the sunlight and now I am not up to my elbows cleaning fish gunk every week. I would have gone broke on water neutralizer and then the boys would have found the goldfish “swimming with the fishes” if you know what I mean….and I think you do. #fishmurderinthefirstdegree
So the plan was piano under the map, move the tank and dresser.
OH and I don’t remember if I showed you but my big ole bear head arrived! Isn’t it cute?! It’s like grumpy bear or something 🙂 I think I might jazz him up with a pair of sunglasses and a truckers hat just so that he isn’t so cranky-pants.
Weston just being Weston 🙂
So the other nook back there still stumps me but it’s nice to stash the crazy toys in there out of the way.
And don’t judge me on the art right now. This week my goal is to print some cute stuff and put it up there. I might also go nuts on Etsy. We shall see 🙂
When the piano arrived (aka we hauled it with the trailer and then didn’t take a ton of photos because DUDE WE WERE CARRYING A PIANO), we switched things up and started cleaning this bad boy up.
I had the best helpers in all the land.
My favorite part is the music stand.
We still have to get it tuned….my mom sent me the name of the guy but I have failed to make that happen yet. There were a couple sticky keys that I think he can repair so hopefully soon we will be good to go. Not too shabby for 30ish bucks though, right!?
I have a huge list of things I want to do eventually. I need to replace the chair – it’s very comfortable but it’s not my style. The shades could happen quickly if I wasn’t so lazy. Jeremy and I are at odds….the boys like their train table but I feel like they don’t use it enough to justify it being in here (we could move it to the basement!) and it takes up so much space. We will see who wins that debate 🙂 I don’t know if I will paint the piano or not but the thought of a white or blue finish is stealing my heart.
As for the rest of the room – we added the kiddo art wall back in the nook. It’s mostly Will’s stuff right now. (gotta remember to do more crafts with the little boys!)
And art gallery wall will need to change – this week, right?!
And I need to do some touch ups on the fish tank wall. We moved the top shelf up and added better anchors and now it is more Weston-proof 🙂
And after all that, I need to redo the bench that I got with the piano and start Will on lessons. My mom usually doesn’t do five year olds unless they have been doing Yamaha music but I think she will make an exception for her grand baby. fingers crossed 🙂
So what do you think….blue or white piano? any art recommendations? anybody else have a bear head in your playroom? Tune me in 🙂