Monday, March 27, 2017

Antique Piano adventure

A couple of weeks ago a friend sent me a message about a piano their parents were selling. We weren't in the market for a new piano, but thought sure, an antique piano would be great! 

We didn't put much thought into it... I rented a truck, my husband called my brother inlaw and the 3 of us went to pick up this piano.. ha!  On our way there I began looking at YouTube videos about moving a piano :/ something I should have did during the week, not on the way there. I was even going to bring the kids! Good thing I dropped them off to my sister last minute! 

I'll get back to that in a bit - it was an old childhood friends. We lived next door to each other about 25 years ago. It was so nice seeing them and catching up. Such lovely, welcoming people. They were happy the piano was going to someone they knew. We were happy they thought of us.

Ok back to the piano adventure. Ugh it was heavy. I should have hired a piano mover... but I had 2 strong guys haha 

It was tough getting it in the truck, a lot of, try this, no try that, how about this.. you get it.. ha!.. that was part one. Then part 2... getting it in our house. We had to back up over the grass, yikes. 


The guys built a ramp. Nice and sturdy. 

Good thing we had 2 little trolly things (no idea what they are called) it helped roll that heavy piano! 

These guys can be professional piano movers now! They were awesome! 





 

Our piano teacher loved it, when he saw it yesterday. We need to get it tuned but it's a great piece. I love this way it looks in my hallway. 



 I'm thinking a big clock over top of it.

We have some big art already in the area
So I think a clock would add something different.


 


 That evening we couldn't stop talking about the piano adventure. It took us all afternoon. It was fun and a story we will never forget. I can't wait for little K to begin playing on it! 




 
 
 
I still need to research a little more on the piano. It's old! I'm sure it has some history! 



 
 
 
 

2 comments :

  1. That's fantastic. My parents bought us a used piano when I was a kid for our lessons. My sister still plays it at Moms. I took 8yrs of lessons, learned nothing worth playing I just didn't have the ear like my sister. My hubbie and my kids? the just go to a piano and play. It's amazing. K will enjoy this so much!

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  2. Oh and the Term is Dolly! :)

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