Piano Keys

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We recently put our ancient and very off-key piano to the curb. I had been eyeing it for a while, mentally creating with it’s various parts so when it was time to say goodbye, Abby and I went at it with a couple of hammers and wrenches to see what we could salvage.

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It took us a while to tear out these lovelies but it was definitely worth it and seeing the inner-workings of that old, remade player-piano, was very cool. All the keys were labeled by a handwritten as well as stamped number so organizing them was relatively simple.

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We debated about creating various projects but decided that the simplistic approach, displaying the keys on their own as a peice of art, was statement enough.

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We cleaned the keys, lined up a correlating section, and glued two pieces of wood across the back to hold them together. Then, we hammered two sets of sturdy nails into the top cross-piece (two sets since the whole thing ended up being relatively heavy) and strung some twine across the top for hanging.

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It ended up really lovely and after our first success we’ve received several requests for the remaining keys.

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I love how this turned out. Just lovely! Antique and rustic with the bright, black and white, of the geometric keys. It’s a beautiful statement piece that can fit in anywhere. It has a romantic feel to it that I really love and I hope to incorporate into loads of other projects.

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Best of luck!

Libi & Abby.

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