I have a glitz and glam piano transformation that even Liberace would envy to show you. For a long time, I’ve wanted to paint our piano white or blue or any color to update it. I secretly hated it and wanted to get rid of it, but my daughter plays and loves that the piano is from her Grandmother and never wants to give it away.
As I was thinking about painting the piano white, Liberace and his shiny pianos came to mind. Then I thought about those shiny decorative mosaic tiles for kitchens and bathrooms that are so stunning and make me drool and thought..piano, Liberace, shiny tile. That’s how the idea for a glitz and glam piano was born.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think the piano would turn out as wonderful as it did. I am overwhelmed how beautiful it is now.
GLITZ AND GLAM PIANO TRANSFORMATION WITH FUSION MINERAL PAINT
I am mad as a hat I forgot to take a great before photo. This photo at least lets you see our typical wood piano.
The folks at Fusion Mineral Paint were kind enough to send me paint for my glitz and glam piano transformation.
Fusion Mineral Paint is one of the premier paints on the market today. My sister was so envious when she found out I was painting with Fusion as she does a lot of projects and Fusion is her top favorite. My friend Susie of The Chelsea Project painted a large shelf cabinet she uses in her kitchen with Fusion and said the paint is fantastic and takes a beating with no problems.
Fusion Mineral Paint is a “DIY paint formulated for expert results. With exceptional ease of application that is self-leveling, a built-in top coat and 31 gorgeous colors to choose from, you can tackle any project small or large, inside or out! You can even use Fusion Paint on your walls!”
Even though they sent me their paint to do my project, I am giving you my 100% own opinion.
Before painting, I washed the piano with Dirtex that thankfully does not need to be rinsed off. Then I lightly sanded and tacked off the residue. I admit this was a lot of work (labor of love) to say the least.
With the help of my husband, we took the piano apart to make it easier for me to clean and paint.
Then set up different painting stations for the parts.
I choose Casement White that is a popular neutral color Fusion says goes with anything. The paint covered like a dream. I applied two coats and did three coats on a few pieces like the piano bench. I am in love with Fusion Mineral Paint!
After painting, we laid out the glass mosaic tile on the large pieces to see how it was going to fit.
To attach the tiles we discovered Simple Mat. It’s a peel and stick no mortar, no mess, no waiting between setting and grouting product.
We cut the Simplemat to size for each area and laid out the Mosaic Glass Tiles. I found the glass mosaic tile and Simplemat at Home Depot.
Here’s an example of how we cut the Simplemat to size and then applied the glass tile in a pattern on the piano. Then we used a pre-mix white grout to finish the piano.
The most difficult area cutting the tile to fit was the horizontal arms of the piano. There were pieces that needed to be reduced by 1/8 inch. After cutting them, the edges were jagged. We ended up using the stone grinder attachment with our Dremel that polished the glass tiles perfectly.
Glitz and Glam Piano Transformation
When I walk by I am astonished how beautiful the piano turned out. This project kicked our butts, but we had fun figuring out how to do it. I can’t express how much we love our piano now. It is the shine from the tiles that amazes me, especially on a sunny day, along with the beautiful Casement white paint.
If you’re inspired by my glitz and glam piano transformation or have any questions, I read and respond to all comments.
Thanks to the folks at Fusion Mineral Paint for sponsoring this post.