A little over a year ago, some friends of my family were getting rid of their piano. They stuck it out on the side of the road, and, hating to see something so beautiful get sent to a dumpster, my dad rescued it. Mom texted and asked my sister and I (both musical) who wanted it, and since my response was more enthusiastic, it became mine. :D
A few weeks ago, our piano tuner came to tune my parents’ grand piano, and he evaluated my piano to see if it would be worth tuning and restoring. Short answer: Nope. Long answer: We could pour $10,000 into restoring that piano and we still wouldn’t have a decent instrument. So I started googling upcycling projects for old pianos, and have decided to make it into a desk. :-D It’s too beautiful to throw away, and too big to have sitting useless in the house taking up space, so I’m going to turn it into something beautiful AND functional. It’s outward appearance will for the most part remain the same, with very few modifications. But the inside will have plenty of storage space and be able to be a computer workstation. I’ll post another picture in my next post with my planned interior modifications drawn on the image (don’t expect the ‘blueprint’ to look attractive) :-P.
Also, as a crafter and jewelry maker, I have lots of things I can do with those piano strings…and keys…and hammers…and tuning pegs… :-D About the only thing I can’t envision a use for is the ridiculously heavy interior metal frame. If nothing else, I guess I can sell it to the local scrap metal yard.