Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Piano Bar

Between new job fun and life in general, we've also cleaned out mother's house and put it on the market. One thing that I just could not let go of was the piano. My granddaddy bought the Story and Clark console piano for mother sometime around 1965. There were no music stores anywhere around so the local hardware store, which also sold furniture, took care of the arrangements. Even though I have a piano of my own, this one was special...it's the instrument I learned to play on and DID play the dickens out of from 1968 until I sent to college in 1979.


Here's the thing...what in the WORLD was I going to do with a second piano? We brought it home, put it up against a wall in our den, and I started thinking. After a couple of weeks it hit me. A Piano Bar!!!! People scoffed...they didn't even have the good grace to do it behind my back...they laughed at me and rolled their eyes RIGHT to my face!!

I care NOT!! I love the piano bar and believe myself to be right clever if I DO say so myself.


What do you think?

20 comments:

  1. I love your piano bar and the flying monkeys sign is perfect there too. It all looks great! I don't blame you for keeping the piano. Too many memories to let that go. Love & blessings from NC!

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  2. A wonderful idea to me. I think that was ingenius. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I love it!! How creative and fun!! Lets get a bottle of Firefly Vodka, right there up top :)

    I hope you had a great weekend!

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  4. I think it is a marvelous idea! I have a piano that I haven't been able to get rid of. The other day I was looking at it and decided that I'm gonna treat it as if it's a bookcase. So storage it will be. Your idea is much more clever. And I love the sign!! xoxo

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  5. I think it's genius! There is no way I would have let that go, way too many memories. Perfect solution. And I love the Southern Writers poster. Kathy (and where on earth did you get the Flying Monkees sign??)

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  6. Brilliant idea!! I love everything. Where did you get the Redhead sign? You know, that is a piano bar here in Chicago that I have been to many times, maybe too many times (!), but I thought Chicago had the one and only. Let me know.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. clever! i just giggled to myself for a bit at work .. and got some weird looks!

    glad you took it with a sense of humor!

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  8. What a fabulous idea!! I think it looks great!

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  9. Seriously, I think that's the best decorating I have seen on any blog or magazine in MONTHS! You're the best. Clever! Plus it's a sentimental piece, so it's beyond fabulous!

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  10. Oh, I'm laughing too! But, there's no way I'd part with it either. I think you made the best decision to turn it into a piano bar...love that idea! You have such a wonderful sense of humor, I just love it:)

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  11. I think it is a fabulous idea! It looks great. How fun!!

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  12. Great idea! So smart. And it looks wonderful too.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  13. LOVE it - very creative and a way to keep your memories close to you!

    Do it up right Belle!

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  14. I love your idea! A piano bar... too much! And the fact that you did it in the face of people scoffing at your... you are a true magnolia!

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  15. look at you...decorating away.

    I really do love your sense of style!

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  16. look at you...decorating away.

    I really do love your sense of style!

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  17. Your a genius...and fun! I love the idea!

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  18. I love it! What a creative idea you came up with! I also adore the Southern Writers print!

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