Lowry Hollow will be taking some time off to recharge our batteries and tend to our families during these winter months. While we will miss being with you each week, we look forward to new ideas, new markets, and new pieces in the year ahead! Thank you for your understanding as we take a breath.
You will be able to find us February 22, 2014 at the Newburgh, Indiana Art and Craft Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be a great show and we hope to see you there! For more information on this event, go here.
So until later – enjoy the winter, time with your family, a comfy chair, a cozy blanket and a warm mug of coffee.
This past summer, Lynn was asked if she would take on the project of painting a piano. Feeling adventurous, she agreed. The possible transformation of an old upright piano into a beloved family piece felt like the perfect challenge. Well, 6 months and numerous coats of paint later…the project is complete.
This is the best before shot we have (a New Year’s resolution for Lynn -take ‘before’ shots of pieces!). Rod helped by taking off all the removable pieces and I am thankful he bagged and labeled all the hardware so meticulously!
And here is the rest of the piano -after sanding!
Let the priming begin -and oops, one more piece to sand! Each piece was primed with two coats and lightly sanded after each coat.
After priming each piece twice – it was time to paint. Yes, a pretty blue was what the owner chose. You know -same song, second verse: two coats of blue with sanding between coats…
But wait-we can’t forget about the body of the piano! We won’t show you how we sanded this in our shop (but it did involve some tricky hanging of tarps around the perimeter).
And here it is after paint. However, this isn’t the finished project. We needed to sand and distress it all and then use a black glaze all over for a bit of texture. But wait -still not quite complete. The final step -waxing! Two coats of wax to preserve the finish. Whew. No wonder it’s now December…..