Monday, March 26, 2018

My Painted Toile Piano

Some of my most creative ideas come out of the blue like a thunderbolt,
like the random idea to paint my white piano with a toile pattern.
After watching some amazing makeovers using a stamp product line created by
Iron Orchid Designs, I was interested in trying it out, but wasn't sure where.
After repairing a leak in the ceiling and repainting the wall, I just thought to myself
I would use up more of the wall paint on the piano with the stamps from IOD.
 Stamping is a way to create a one of a kind personalized decor effect on
walls, furniture or fabrics.  I watched several of the videos from the IOD website
and found myself becoming so inspired to create something using a stamping method.
After purchasing two packages of different patterned stamps for IOD retailers (see below for links)
I created a toile pattern that fit the shape of the piano, kind of winging it as I went along.
 Because the paint is the color of the walls, the overall pattern is restful, instead
of busy.  I couldn't be happier with the result, and it only took me one day!
Mr. Maison Decor is away on a trip, wait til he gets back....
I actually don't think he will notice for a few weeks.  Then he will say
in a surprised voice, " When did you paint the piano!??"  
Our living room had been in disarray since the leaking ceiling, and tonight
he will get back and check the wall and ceiling that I finished up after his repairs.
And there will sit the Toile Piano, unnoticed.
But for me, she is a SUPERSTAR, and I am in LOVE with her!!
My son took a brief 15 second video of me applying one of the stamps
to the border of the piano.  Click the big arrow to watch.
Here is a photo showing the top a little bit better.
Is there a toile piano in your future?

Check out Iron Orchid Designs HERE
Retailers where I purchased my stamps:
Kathie Lee Jordan Designs (Canada) HERE
 Collette's Cottage (USA) HERE
Wall Paint used for Stamps: Ben Moore Woodlawn Blue
White Piano:  Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint

I used a combination of stamps from the Laurel package 
and the Pastoral Toile package, along with a large stamping block.
Due to the curved shape of the piano, I applied many of the stamps feehand,
and some of the prints were a bit muddy and not as clear.  But it didn't
effect the overall feeling, and after the paint dried, I sanded the entire paint job
with 220 grit paper to soften the overall look.  

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