Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Off Topic: Piano for Jayne

Good morning all! Just wanted to share my other half of the swap I had with Jayne... I am not as quick as she is so mine went to her a few weeks after I received Cleopatra for my Addams conservatory!

I asked Jayne what she would want as a return swap and she mentioned her Pickled Vicar Project! Perfect!!! If you are not sure what it is please visit her blog here..... but to summarize (and correct me on anything I get wrong, Jayne) it is a pub that is in an old church building!! How perfect!

So I tried to think of what a church building and a pub might have in common.... and of course I thought of a piano! Early last year I had built an organ for Lurch with working keys so I just duplicated the same design for this piano. These keys work as well (Murph is demonstrating in the last photo).

I tried to make it look like an instrument an old church lady would play... but now all faded and dusty and with wood cracks and warps!

Jayne is pleased with it so I am too..... but dumb me forgot the piano bench! Off to work on that! haha!



15 comments:

  1. Ara, your workmanship is fabulous! Jayne is going to LOVE this!!!

    ((Hugs))
    Marsha

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  2. Its AWESOME! Love the keys and the decoration, so detailed Ara, its wonderful. Bet Jayne is thrilled to bits!Kate xx

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  3. It's beautiful! I am amazed that the keys work- you are very talented Ara!

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  4. FABULOUS !!!!! WONDERFUL !!!!! Ara, you are great and Jayne will be over the moon ! Thanks for your comments :o)) Rosanna

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  5. Wow! What a fantastic piano! It's beautiful!

    Jody

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  6. ok....I am flummoxed. How do you get the dang keys to work??!! Nevermind....best I don't know. But this a a wonderful piece. Yep...Jayne will love it.

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  7. There's a blog award on my blog for you!

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  8. You, my dear, is a blinking genius! You should make these and flood your etsy with them! Love love them and I am sure the bench will rock too. I can just imagine Jayne's rock start jumping up and down the key. So it produces sound?

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  9. Jayne will love this Ara, its fantabulous. Your a talented bunny xxx
    Debie xxx

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  10. Wonderful work again Ara, it's gorgeous! I'm so impressed that you had the stamina to do it all over again after making the fabulous organ for Lurch.
    This piano is very different of course and I'm sure it will fit perfectly in Jayne's church pub!

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  11. Great!! Fantastic the piano, congratulations!

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  12. I do I do I do LOVE it...isn't it just perfect :-) I am chuffed to bits with it.

    Looks great with the vicar Debie :-)

    Thanks so much Ara...this was really great fun.

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  13. Ara, that is just too cool!

    How do you get the keys to work???

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  14. So beautiful! Love the flowers swirls :)

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  15. Woah, that piano is awesome :D

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