Piano Man

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 8, 2013 — 4 Comments

I don’t know how to play the piano. I don’t think anyone in my family does (though I could be mistaken. I have a lot of cousins). Nick’s family, however, is chock full of musical prodigies and the ‘ol hubsters himself can carry a tune pretty well (though you’re about as likely to hear him sing as you are to see him naked). My hope is that Jack will grow up to have at least a basic understanding and appreciation of music. And someday, I’d love to get a piano.

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I’ve seen lots of pianos on Pinterest and various blogs painted fun colors, but I think I’d leave ours au naturel. There’s something so classic about the rich, dark wood.

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I know exactly where I’d put it. The sofa in our dining room is awkwardly low and rarely used. I’d replace it in a heartbeat.

I see pianos listed for free or very cheap on craigslist all the time, but the kicker is finding a way to move it! I hear these things are heavy. I’m in no hurry so I figure one day the stars will align and I’ll have a piano available and a method of transport. Until then I’ll just be dreaming of teaching myself to play with an iPhone app!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


4 responses to Piano Man

  1. Just for future reference, when you do get a piano and move it in, you should have it tuned. You should also hire movers who are trained to move pianos. I really don’t recommend just getting Nick and some other beefy men to do it. They are really sensitive to being damaged and can easily be damaged beyond repair if something happens. :)

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      I’ve heard that! They’re often listed on CL for free if you take care if transportation, and I wonder what kind of condition they’re in. I might someday buy one when LSU has a sale.

  2. I love the piano idea. Our church has been trying to give one away for over a year. I don’t play, but I love the design of the old piano, even though it is badly out of tune. I thought about taking it and using it for a headboard and other things, but I don’t want to store it.

    Around here there is a new trend for parents to take piano lessons right along with the kids so they keep each other on track with practicing. Sounds like a good idea to me.

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 14, 2013 at 7:16 am

      A headboard! What a cool idea! And I do love the idea of taking piano lessons together (though truthfully it’s just as likely I’d be holding him back. I am really not great with coordinated movements).

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