Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Vanessa Gets A Piano Room
So guys, this is the update post for the piano. It's still not 100% complete. It still needs the foot pedals and a couple more coats of gloss sealer. When I told my husband that I was going to start teaching piano classes, he suggested we put the piano in a room in the back. So I'm looking forward to decorating my little music room. I threw a few pieces in to get a feel for the room. I'll pan back so you can see the whole room.
I painted my bookshelf with some of my new favorite spray paint from Home Depot and Lowes, shown in this post. The color is satin strawflower. This is where I will keep the music books. We also just adopted one of the cute little puppies Monica had. Let me introduce you.
We of course named him Bruce. He and Alicia have been inseparable.
"Mommy, is it time to walk Brucey?" (Alicia)
"Pretty soon. He's still a puppy, so we have to walk him a lot." (Vanessa)
I decided to take a few days off and try to potty train Bruce. He seems like a pretty smart dog, so I don't think it will take long. Now let's get to the piano.
So the last time you saw the piano, it had just white keys. It now has black keys, too, and a piece covering the back of the keys. The black keys are made out of clay. My husband tried wood for the black keys, too, but he abandoned that idea. He said next time he will get the black keys more uniform. As you can see, no piano bench, yet. He said it's coming.
"Honey? Can you bring me a chair, please?" (Vanessa)
"Brucey? Brucey.?" (Alicia)
"Here you go." (Keith)
"Thanks. Any idea when my piano bench is going to be finished?" (Vanessa)
"I just finished the cradle for the Burkes, and I have an order for a Victorian crib." (Keith)
"In other words, it's going to be awhile. Shouldn't my piano bench come first? Never mind." (Vanessa)
"Come back, Brucey." (Alicia)
"Have a seat. I want to play you a song." (Vanessa)
Vanessa starts playing one of Keith's favorite songs, If Only For One Night, by Luther Vandross.
"Hold me, Daddy." (Alicia)
Keith and Alicia listen intently as Vanessa finishes playing
"That was nice. I miss hearing you play." (Keith)
"Thanks. I'll have to play more for you, soon. Right now, I need to do a few things on the computer." (Vanessa)
"Is that you asking me to watch Alicia?" (Keith)
"Do you mind? I only need about an hour." (Vanessa)
"I'll take her and Bruce to the park." (Keith)
"Awww, you sweet man. Come to me." (Vanessa)
Vanessa pulls Keith closer and gives him a big kiss.
"Where's the dog leash?" (Keith)
"It should be hanging up near the back door." (Vanessa)
"We will see you in an hour." (Keith)
"Come on Bruce." (Keith)
Alone at last. First things, first. I need to look up those pole classes.
As Vanessa stated, the black keys are not as uniform as I would like. I will more than likely redo the entire keyboard when I get time. This keyboard is not permanently attached to the piano. If you were expecting Debbie, sorry. The piano room trumped the sewing studio.