Mr. Handyverger and I are lucky enough to own quite a few guitars, a few doumbeks and now, thanks to his parents, a piano. They, too, were downsizing and moving far, far away (*sniff*), and didn't want to transport it - understandably! So a piano came to live with us, much to our delight. When it arrived, the first challenge was finding a home for it. It came to live in our dining room, which makes our dining room a wee bit crowded, but we think it's worth it. To accommodate it, we removed the middle leaf from our dining room table, and downsized to four chairs around it. We can always add more for company! (And we used the two extra chairs to create a little seating area on the hall that leads away from the dining room. The cats are particularly enjoying it.)
Yes, the fabric on the chairs is a little stained.
They'll be reupholstered someday. Any good suggestions on
removing stains from velvet?
I knew I'd find a great place to use this fabric!
After that was done, I stepped back and took a good look at the piano. Hm, nice horizontal surfaces, I thought to myself - and then I realized that a piano didn't need to be any harder to style than a fireplace mantel - so that's what I did!
BTW, got the new camera today. So far, I love it, but boy do
I have a lot to figure out about taking good pictures!
Bear with me, please!
What unexpected decor challenges have you had to deal with? I'd love to hear your stories, and I'd love to hear additional suggestions on making musical instruments a part of a home's style.
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