Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Over the weekend we went from this......

to this.......

The first one was beautiful and old, but heavy and very large! Did I say very heavy and very LARGE! I was telling my sister that we wanted to get Bekah a new piano and that we might look on Craig's List. She told me she had her mother-in-laws old piano in her garage and we were welcome to it!
So we placed the old one on Craig's List for free, got 30 or so responses, and this saturday made the switch. Friday night we went to my sisters to pick up the one just above.
Two problems now:
1. That sucker needs to be tuned in a bad way. Even I can tell it doesn't sound good!
2. I forgot my sister smokes so the piano emits smoke smell that has imbedded itself it the piano's pores!
Anyone have any great ideas for removal of smoke smell?! I murphy oil soaped it last night and I think that helped, so maybe if we do that once a week for a while that might work. Right now it smells slightly of old smoke and Murphy's Oil. Interesting smell, no?
Piano tuning seems to be a little on the expensive side, but I think I'll take a look on trusty ole' Craig's List! That sight rocks!


Diane said...

That looks beautiful! I love it!!! I'll be waiting for my piano recital invitation to come in the mail soon, okay Bekah?! :)

The smoke smell is a tough one to get rid of... I'll try to see if I can find any remedy for you.

Mocha with Linda said...

What fun! That upright reminds me a bit of the monstrosity we had when I was growing up. Ours was even bulkier.

I have nothing to offer about the smoke. Especially since it's already inside. I've let stuff sit outside to air out. I wonder if Hints from Heloise website might have a suggestion?

Cheri said...

How great to get the piano for free!
Sorry- I've got no idea's for you on the smell.

Monkey Giggles said...

Very Pretty. I agree Craigslist is great. Enjoy your new piano.

Mari said...

It looks great! I'm happy for you!