|Ignore large dogs and look at the piano that|
functions as a dining room table. That's the
BEFORE photo that I can find right now.
I'd had the idea to turn it into a bar, but I lacked the tools and the time. Enter DAVID! He and Adam, our amazing piano tuner, used piano-tuner tools to de-tune and remove the hundreds of strings (you can't just cut them because you might accidentally decapitate yourself). David took the insanely heavy iron soundboard to a metal recycling place, cleaned out the inside, and we used it as a bar for the next several years -- lifting up the piano lid to reveal a hidden vault of single malts and glassware.
But then, we had babies. Keeping a baby grand full of liquor just took up too much space.
We then went full-on PROJECT, and David created the piano bar masterpiece that I'd always envisioned, taking apart the legs and going vertical:
We only kept two of the legs (it is anchored to the wall), but they weren't tall enough for a comfortable height. David took some wood, stained it to match the rosewood, and raised the height of the bar:
Another shelf will be coming, but we've been, er, busy and not paying much attention to the bar!
|An old Kimball piano from the 1920s converted into a bar.|
|Piano bar! DIY upcycling project. Also, we have a mighty Scotch collection for a couple of Kentuckians.|