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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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August 23, 2012
bsongbee wrote:
what size is this piano?
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The piano is 'console' size. 44H x 58L 22D
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:05AM
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July 21, 2012
nancycbrown wrote:
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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.
    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 10:57AM
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August 28, 2014
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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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Block it out Paint your walls (and furniture, if you dare) in an all-over spirited hue and your children’s artwork won’t fail to shine. Frame all the pieces in identical black frames for clarity and coherence. If you don’t want to hang up the pictures, you can always prop them on long shelves with a slim lip to keep them in place.
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for the livingroom
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frame kids art work
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