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Bohemian Apartment Blue Wall with Piano eclectic family room

Bohemian Apartment Blue Wall with Piano

Yes, we really did paint a piano blue.
Photography by Annie Schlechter

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bsongbee wrote:
what size is this piano?
   Comment   August 23, 2012
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The piano is 'console' size. 44H x 58L 22D
September 25, 2012 at 11:05am   
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nancycbrown wrote:
Re: Shelves - What a great room! Are the shelves acrylic? Are you able to tell me where I can purchase those? Thanks, Nancy
   Comment   July 21, 2012
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The shelves are painted mdf. They were built custom for this project. But you could get any shelf like this from Ikea, the Container Store and paint them your favorite color.
August 5, 2012 at 10:57am   
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Lisa Frederick added this to How to Curate Kids' Art
Leaving aside the all-blue paint treatment (whoa!), leaning kids' art along a ledge such as this shows it off in a casual, graphic way and makes it easy to rotate regularly. In such a bold space, too many vivid artworks might have overpowered each other. Instead, the brighter ones are balanced by more restrained selections — a great tactic with any collection.
From the modular sofa (previous photo), you can look up at the custom sky-blue media unit, spray painted to give it the look of a rich lacquer finish. The shelves showcase the kids' art and book collections, while drawers corral loose items and toys.Paint: Utah Sky, Benjamin Moore
These deep, custom-built picture ledges made from MDF can also double as bookshelves.Tip: Paint the wall and shelves a single color to make the artwork pop.

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Piano & color
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piano color - match to wall
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effet intéressant avec la couleur mais pas bleu comme ça.....
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Picture rail system makes art displays more flexible
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Console size piano. Painted
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Place to display grandchildren's art work
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the color of wall
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interesting idea to have the piano, bench, shelves and side table blend into the wall color. Also the blue is a great color and the yellow birds fun!
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for piano?
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For that sleek look, the piano had to disappear into the wall. “We bought a white piano on Craigslist and had it painted. It had to be white, because that’s the easiest to cover with paint,” says Stuart. “Everyone was worried that painting it might effect the sound of it, but it wasn’t a problem.”
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light blue, blacks and yellow many frames
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artwork pops out... unified by frames and wall color
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shelves 12-14 inches apart
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Blue piano!
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contrast between the photos and the same color walls and ledge
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These deep, custom-built picture ledges made from MDF can also double as bookshelves. Tip: Paint the wall and shelves a single color to make the artwork pop.
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Haha! I wonder if I should paint our piano turquoise?
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This picture ledge is with color pictures. Paint dining room wall a different (subtle) color?
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