This was my piano that I got for free. Jen's neighbor was giving it away, and so I spent about $150 getting it tuned and fixed up. However, I never played it and the kids don't play. I didn't play it because it just isn't a great piano and so keys stuck and it was frustrating. So, I decided that as pretty as it was, I wasn't in love with it.
The mirrors were already above the piano and there are HUGE anchors holding them up, so I didn't want to move them. I had the black frames with kids photos already sitting in a stack with nowhere to hang them, so I made what I had work. All the decor on the table was stuff I had already, so I spent nothing on finishing the project. The only expense was the table, and it was only $30 out of pocket after the piano sale.
I do want a new centerpiece for the table, and this table in ANCIENT. It was a lovely oak table that I got while I was going through my divorce with Mike (11 years ago). I painted it black and it was the craft table for the kids until I needed an actual dining room table. I love the table, and love that the kids can ding it all they want and I don't care. Eventually I would love to get a really beautiful table and chairs, but it's not on the list since I have kids that would destroy it! But the centerpiece is on the list of purchases that will be happening.
All in all, I love how it turned out and I'm so happy with how my house continues to evolve. I'm me, what can I say, I am Clara Boren's grand daughter, always making home improvements, and I'm so grateful that I have the talent of making my home look like it does. I know it's not everyone's taste, but it's mine and I love it. I smile every time I walk in the house (as long as it's clean) and am so proud of what I have provided and done. My life is pretty good and it's great when a $200 purchase can make someone this happy! Now if I can just figure out how to round up $300 to take the kids camping this weekend that would be great.