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Ebony and Ivory


After a couple of months of hard work and another couple of months of hardly working; my piano is finally finished!  It feels really good to have this piano marked off my list.  I enjoyed working on it when I had the time and I am pretty happy with the results.  Since the piano is so old it actually has real ebony and ivory keys, which I love.  I had to lock the perfectionist in me away while I was working on the project (I do have a tiny one and she has been screaming to get out).  Will keeps reminding me that it is 100 years old and that it will have dings and dents.  I would probably have just as many dings and dents if I was that old too.  I’m just gratful that Will’s sees the dings and dents as character and not flaws.  Oh, to borrow his colored glasses for only a moment…

imh_6762I will say that if I ever have to laquer again, I will enlist help of someone else because I made a bit of a mess out of that step.  I just got too drippy and bubbly…I’m refering to the laquer not myself, even if those words have also been used to describe me on previous occasions.imh_6756

If you get to see my piano and ask me about it, I will tell you I love it.  There is just something about things you get to create that makes you love those things even more…like children!!!  Okay, I digress.  Anyway,  I’m done.  So when I tell you it is perfect and I love it I am actually saying, “It’s not perfect, but then again neither am I…far from actually so I guess the piano and I are a perfect fit!”


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14 Responses to “Ebony and Ivory”

  1. Rachel says:

    Wow, that looks lovely! Good work!

  2. Maren says:

    Wow Jessica, that looks beautiful! You did such an amazing job! That is going to be a great family heirloom

  3. michelle says:

    that is so awesome – i might need to get some tips for you – we have a pretty old piano ourselves and if i could get it to look half as good as that I would be thrilled!

  4. Laura says:

    Nice work, it turned out really well! Now you get to “twinkle the ivories”!

  5. Heather says:

    Wow, it looks great! Good job!

  6. Jessica Smith says:

    That looks so good! Awesome job! It is beautiful!

  7. Ashley says:

    Woah! That is very impressive.

  8. It’s beautiful! Great job!

  9. Toni says:

    Good job Jessica!

  10. Amber says:

    I LOVE it Jess! To see what it was before and now after is incredible!! Can’t wait to hear/see you play it. I know how much you love it. Great job.

  11. Jon says:

    I like how I can see your reflection in the last pic. Nice work!

  12. Jessica says:

    @ Jon, I was laughing when I noticed you could see my reflection in the piano…Will thinks that maybe I made it a bit TOO glossy:)

  13. Hila says:

    Wow! It’s beautiful! I was always so impressed with your talent at playing the piano. I see that your talent goes beyond just playing them!

  14. Kim Miller says:

    It is beautiful!!!