Saturday, December 31, 2016

Trash to Treasure

In cleaning out my husbands parents home we came across an old upright piano.  They were about to chop it up and throw it in the trash  pile when I noticed the detailed wood work on the front of it.  They were able to save the piece with that detail for me.

We were able to carry it from Pennsylvania to Delaware with other treasures we found there!  It was a few months before I was able to re-purpose it into a coat rack.  I had two colors of Annie Sloan's   chalk paint left from previous projects.  I had a small jar of a salmon color that was a gift from taking a class on using Annie Sloan paints.  It was not a color that I thought I would use so I painted it as the base coat that would show through just a little after sanding.

What I love about the chalk paint is that you do not have to prep the surface that you are painting. The soon to be coat rack had crackled from age so I wanted some of that texture to show.  The top coat is a cream color. I also used a burnt sienna acrylic paint wash to give it an antique finish.

We found coat hooks at Hobby Lobby.  Love that store!

So ta-da!

So happy to have a piece of history hanging in our entry way!

Wishing you a very happy 2017!

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