What Could “It” Be…
About two years ago when we moved into what is now the “Old Shop” we inherited a few “TREASURES.” Well, I call them treasures, My partner Don likes to refer to at it as “more crap I have to store.” One of the items was this old upright piano. It moved around the shop for almost a year, always seeming to be in the way. Then came the day we moved to the new bigger shop. The piano destined to be abandoned once again. Don, being the absolute trooper that he is, moved it to the new space and stored it for me. Going only on the faith that “one day i will turn it into something cool”
Many ideas where floated around, the primary one was “A funky cool DJ Booth” for some new hip club yet to be opened. Time went by with no action on the piano, everyday looking at it and trying to pretend it’s not a giant pink elephant. Then one day it comes to us after talking with one of our best clients. What if we turn it into a wet bar?? We found a soon to be good home for it at the Maydestone Apartments, I came up with a simple yet innovative design that would surely be unique, but it was still lacking something…. What to do?? Then it came to me. I need to treat this like the killer piece of art it is, I know just the way to do it.
I called my buddy and amazing artists Micah Crandall-Bear and asked him to look at it. To my great delight he was all about my idea “Let’s paint this thing like it was a canvas”, mashing up his great acrylic work with our ability to turn other wise trash into treasures.
I am so excited about this project and will be blogging about the entire process. Look forward to seeing pictures of the entire process as well as final installation pictures!
Oh and Happy 4th of July!