Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's Done

Mac and his buddy Mike worked like crazy dismantling the heavy parts of the piano to turn it into a bar.  Mike was so fascinated that he's now looking for a piano to do the same thing to.
To those of you concerned about "destroying" a piano, Mike, who among a million other skills, is a piano player of long standing and he says that, lovely as the piano was---and it was--it would have taken $5,000 to $7,000 to restore it and no one was going to spend that much on a piano that was nearly 150 years old.
Anyway, they finished it, lugged it up 2 flights of stairs, by that point it didn't weigh that much and put it in Mac's pub at the end of the tv room.  I think it looks pretty spectacular.

The first pictures are the dismantling process.










Friend Mike at work

This is what it looks like now, still a few things to finish it off, but looking great!

























12 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of work. I think old pianos are rather hard to get rid of these days, they take up so much space that very few people want to buy them... So I suppose finding an alternative use for one is a good thing!

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  2. I wish I'd seen this a few years ago. We were offered an old piano (as I play but don't have a piano),it was ugly and needed so much work done that it just wasn't feasible..a bar however...!
    Jane x

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  3. What a lot of work, and you have a talented friend. Well re-purposed, as they say.

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  4. Just fabulous. I see a lot of creative juices flowing here. What a great result...I even think I hear music...

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  5. A great upcycle for something that would otherwise be not a lot of use! xx

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  6. Wow that's amazing, what a great idea.

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  7. What beautiful old wood ... and think of all the music it's soaked up over the years. It makes a very striking addition to Mac's pub.

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  8. What a fantastic idea, it looks great. Clever lads!

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  9. That's really clever! I think that some pianos just are too old, if they are wood framed in particular. That bar would grace many a home.

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  10. Wow, I would have never thought of doing that - it's perfect, really beautiful. And how many people have pianos in their house that are never used?

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  11. That's quite an undertaking. It remains beautiful and useful and you kept it out of the landfill-- I say hurray!

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  12. It looks fabulous.

    They have an old piano in one of the overly expensive charity shops in town which they've painted a lovely antique cream colour. I would love to have the space for either!!

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