I took the above photo while visiting Bachman's Nursery in Minneapolis earlier this year. I almost had to change my shirt from the uncontrollable drooling. What an inspiration!
Let's back up a couple years...and you'll see MY situation. A huge house-moving-remodeling-chango-presto project was in the works. My hubs and I knew one thing, if we were ever to remodel, a fireplace would be sooooo desired. So the window in the below pic became...
(Notice the paper plate and bullseye targets? The unfinished room became the perfect nerf gun gallery.)
How do you like it? No, it's not done. Remember we backed up a couple years...I didn't have my "inspiration" yet. Duh! Although I did try to sorta decorate for Christmas. Sorta.
What's that wood thing you ask? Do you recognize it? Well, my dears, it's a part from an upright piano! This particular piece folded down to cover the piano keys.
I've reinvented a few things out of old uprights before. Click HERE to read about one of those projects.
Mind you...repurposing an upright piano IS NOT for the weak! Lots of sweat and muscle go into un-building the piano to get the parts. It's good to have some strong boys around!
This piece is found directly under the keys of the piano. It's a heavy and substantial chunk o wood and look at that gorgeous trim!