I scored my childhood piano from my parents, only to realize a key point: I don't have space for it. So, it collects dust in storage, while I contemplate how to make room for it in hopes that my children will become accomplished pianists — or at least learn to play "Chopsticks." The old player took a beating from my siblings and me, so it needs a lot of TLC. Refinishing it seems daunting, but I love The Modern Hive's idea of covering it in chalkboard paint and turning it into a grand musical tablet. This fun and whimsical approach just may harmonize my old instrument with my new style, without being the massive DIY project I had feared. My mom and dad cringe at the thought of it, but what do you think?
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