Sunday, September 29, 2013

What should it be?

We have this corner. 
It has been the "music" room ever since we got the piano.

We inherited the piano in 1995. 
No one died but my mother-in-law downsized.
The piano has been out of tune this entire time. 
A few years ago I called a piano tuner and asked him to come out fix a hammer and get an estimate on getting this thing in tune. 

He basically said that this piano was destroyed by the old fashioned swamp cooler. 
My husband grew up in a 1930s story book cottage. The author, Sandra Brown now owns the house and uses it for her office. 
I am sure she has added central air because when my husband was a kid it was cooled with a swamp cooler. 

Evaporative coolers just dumped water vapor into the air and it was disastrous for this piano. 

A tuning company did some sort of fix to it in the 1970s and it involved injecting something into it. 

Basically this piano is ruined except for it's decorative value.
My oldest son plays the piano but he doesn't live here anymore. 
When he was over the other day, he said that it was okay with him if we gave the piano away. 

That is okay with me. 
I know how to play the piano but I literally only play one song.
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. I don't really care to play any others and have no desire to learn.

So this morning I started entertaining the idea of giving the piano away and I'm wondering what I would put in it's place. 
So blogging friends,
should I keep the piano for aesthetic reasons or should I use this corner for something else?
If so, what?
The plans for this house called for a wet bar in this corner but we aren't wet bar type of people. 

I don't think I have any pieces in the house that I think would go. 
It would give me the opportunity to shop for something old but new. 
Let me know what you think,


  1. Hi Katie ... I think I saw one that was made into a desk ... could that be an option? Beautiful piece of furniture, but could also be a useful piece of furniture. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. I was thinking a desk too, but you already have that desk right off the kitchen. - Maybe a few live potted plants? - or a decorative hat rack? A free standing one that stands in the corner and you hang a few sentimental items of clothing on it? - Maybe a curio cabinet? - Just some thoughts! Love the blog!