There is something oddly therapeutic about taking something that has been used and abused and turning it into something new and useful. Upcycling is all about taking something old and making it new again. And who couldn’t use a little bit of that in their lives?
Pianos are great for creating focal points in a room, adding a layer of texture and color, and creating a more intimate space.
There are so many ways to repurpose a piano, and the possibilities are endless. If you’re interested in upcycling a piano, here are some tips to get you started:
1. Look for pianos in need of a home. Pianos can be donated to charity or sold at a reduced price to those who are looking to repurpose them.
2. Check online classifieds or vintage stores for pianos that are being sold as-is. This is a great way to score a piano at a discount and get started upcycling right away!
3. Consider using a piano as part of your interior design. Adding a piano to your home can add character and warmth.
4. Consider using a piano as part of your stage set. A well-used piano can add an element of nostalgia and whimsicality to your performance or stage setting.
5. Repurpose the piano keys as art. A set of painted keys can be an attractive addition to any room.
If you don’t have the time, space, or skills to repurpose a piano, I can help. There are plenty of places to find a piano if you don’t have one. Or, if you do have a piano, I can upcycle it and we can determine the design direction for it. That’s what I did with the Piano Converted into a Desk.