This beautiful beast was rescued from a lifetime of inactivity and loneliness in a garage. When I got her, I dreamed of restoring her to her glory days as a player piano. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. We begged our trusty piano expert (who worked wonders with our turn-of-the-century baby grand) to help this player play again, but even his skills couldn’t make it happen.
I couldn’t bare to let it go. I just knew this girl had some life in her! I tasked my husband with taking her apart, and it was no easy thing! It took several days and a ton of sweat to remove the old, dusty, grimy guts to reveal some genuine beauty.
I knew she would never play again, but she was so beautiful inside! Granted, I play the piano, so perhaps my idea of beauty is slightly skewed. Follow me on this, though, and see if you agree.
I spent a couple months living with this black beast (she’s pretty, but extremely heavy!). I walked by her daily. I stared at her in my living room. I imagined her in several different new colors.
Finally, it came to me, and I got to work. Well, my husband and dad got to work. Most of the effort on this one was in deconstruction and reconstruction! I had a vision, and, luckily, some amazing guys to help me carry it out! My part was easy–just half a quart of paint mixed with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder and an afternoon of painting.
Here she is today, all dolled up and ready for a new life as an awesome desk. I am seriously in love with this example of #thefroscheffect!