To all those antique-lovers out there, let me start by saying I’m sorry.

I hated my living room; which I feel badly about because the living room has been nothing but nice to me. Never a nasty mood or an off-color joke or obnoxious, drunken behavior.

But the living room was looking sort of old and tired and it was starting to grate on my nerves. I was ready to say goodbye; which is why I should never work for hospice.

So I started pulling the space apart and buying furniture and moving art and it was not my best project because I had to keep stopping and starting to take care of my children and find some loose change in the (ugly) couch cushions to pay for this unplanned endeavor.

Anyway, I am going to show you photos of the whole space very soon. But for now let’s just talk about the FABULOUS piano that used to be a sad, boring brown blob and is now white and shiny and pretty. I mean, love is not a big enough word. Juan R. – painter extraordinaire (Not his full name for fear you will try to steal him from me and then I will break your arm. I swear it.) took on the challenge and even he was blown away. I mean…amazing, right?

Some before and after shots:


The Before

The After. I get so many compliments on this one-piece, long-sleeved poly-blend romper.

Ok – now for real, the piano:

Version 2

The Before



The After. So PRETTY!

Here’s another…just in case you had a tiny stoke taking in all the gloriousness from the first picture.

DSCN2228Granted, buying a new piano would have been more cost effective. But this was a gift from Andy’s parents so instead of replacing it, I thought “why not wreck reimagine it?” That’s what I thought.

Andy’s mom is a big fan. Andy’s dad…not so much. But he’s such a gentleman that he just smiles and walks away. He should give lessons to all the other husbands in the world. Even Yoko would agree.

See you next time at The Neighbor’s House.