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#1031144 - 09/20/04 06:38 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Mikester,
I wonder if your photo link is ok - At least I'm not seeing any photos at this time. Maybe it's just me!

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#1031145 - 09/20/04 08:17 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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I'm not seeing any photos either!


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#1031146 - 09/20/04 09:47 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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oops sorry let me get that fixed...

Yamaha GC1A
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Steinway
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Thanks :-)

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#1031147 - 09/21/04 08:22 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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mike: Is that the Hamburg? What a beautiful piano. Two pianos, WOW!!
Jon


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#1031148 - 09/21/04 08:25 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Two pianos, WOW!!
Jon
Jon - You took the words right out of my mouth. Nice set up Mike. I like the third piano too wink - (Is that third one a music box on the table?)

Cathy

#1031149 - 09/21/04 08:31 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Thanks mikester. Beautiful setup!
Cathy, Jon, I think he said the Steinway replaced the Yamaha.

#1031150 - 09/21/04 09:20 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Thanks guys! You are too kind. Jon, yep the Steinway is the Hamburg. jazpianizt, you are right, the Steinway replaced the Yamaha. Though I think it would be so cool to have grands side by side. The music box is the "third" piano :-) I use it to store keys and little things, it plays Fur Elise when you open up the top.

#1031151 - 09/21/04 06:03 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Oooooh!!!! Pretty cool!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1031152 - 09/24/04 03:54 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1031153 - 09/25/04 06:38 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Teachum,
It's beautiful! Congratulations and enjoy!

#1031154 - 09/25/04 10:50 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Mikester,

It is VERY cool to have two grands side by side.

http://tinypic.com/27brc

skyblanche

#1031155 - 09/25/04 10:54 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Mikester,

I recognize the progression of pianos...I went from a Yamaha to a Steinway, then added the Knabe

skyblanche

#1031156 - 09/26/04 06:42 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Skyblanche that is sooo cool. The room looks really big.

Cathy

#1031157 - 09/26/04 11:22 AM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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At long last, I have piano pictures!

What you're seeing is an Estonia 190 in polished mahogany, single bench and a new magazine holder I picked up from Crate and Barrel last week to hold music. It is red burlap with black leather accents, and it keeps things neat when certain individuals in the home can be coaxed into putting music there instead of tossing it on the floor. There is a lot of unused music stored in a table in the foyer by the front door.

You'll notice the absence of the tiny round portable table that normally holds the metronome, timer, pencils and dh's coffee mug. I removed it from the shot and conveniently forgot to put it back.

One leg of the piano sits on a thin sisal rug, and the other two are on the hardwood floors. They haven't marred the floors or anything, so I haven't bothered to add castor cups.

This little exercise was actually quite helpful. I cannot believe that a whole year I have allowed the walls to remain blank! And something must be done about those awful wires hanging down below the piano. I am going to take care of that *today!*

I am always surprised at how very large a grand piano is. Geez, it feels *huge,* even though the room is 13 x 20 and the piano corner is the intersection of two 9-foot walls.

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#1031158 - 09/26/04 12:49 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Cool Cindy! The piano looks great! So do those wires. And I like the bare walls, too, and have tried to emulate the look (even before I saw yours).

I think one of the reasons grands always seem so big after you've put them in your home is that you had only imagined them as their footprint before you got it in the door. But in reality, they stand a lot taller than you had anticipated.

#1031159 - 09/26/04 02:22 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Wow Cindy, what a beautiful piano. It's cool to see the polished mahogany vs. teachums satin mahogany.
Jon


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#1031160 - 09/26/04 07:22 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Beautiful piano Cindy. Although Ed is right and there is nothing wrong with blank walls, I do know the feeling of wanting to do something with the blank space. We put a few things up but I still have one big empty wall that's driving me crazy. I just haven't found the right thing yet. Are you thinking of painting or would you like to find some things to put on the wall? Any particular plans?

Cathy

#1031161 - 09/26/04 07:38 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Way to go, Cindy. It looks beautiful! It's interesting that you have the exact same size room I do. Mine is also sitting between the 9' section because the huge, white-elephant fireplace sticks out. We have not burned in it once since we installed a Quadrafire wood stove in 1992! Are your floors real hardwood or wood laminate. I ask because I have laminate and we were really afraid of putting the casters on the floor for fear it would crack it. Real hardwood would tend to just dent a little I think, but not actually break. We have some makeshift ones (as you can see in the pix) until mine arrive that Alex shipped to me.

Thanks for sharing!


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#1031162 - 09/26/04 08:20 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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I have real hardwood floors. We moved the piano from its initial position to get better sound, and I didn't see any floor damage. And frankly, after three kids and two dogs, it would be hard to damage our floors more than they already are.

As for getting something on the walls . . . I am just hopeless. If I see a painting I like, I'm too insecure to buy it. What if I buy it thinking it is wonderful but anyone with even a rudimentary background in art would find it laughable? Not to mention how darn expensive the stuff is! I think I need some cool rug to hang instead, which would help with the room acoustics.

Ah, heck. Who am I kidding? What I really need is a decorator to tell me precisely what to do. wink

I'll let you in on a little secret on how to get cheap art no one will ever criticize. For years, I've been framing my kids' art work. Just slap it into a matted frame and you're all set. I just have a hard time displaying any of that kiddie stuff next to the piano.

Cindy -- thinking Ed has proven himself to be a *man's man* because he appreciates dangling wires wink

#1031163 - 09/26/04 08:31 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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What if I buy it thinking it is wonderful but anyone with even a rudimentary background in art would find it laughable?
What!?!? That's never stopped me. If YOU think it's wonderful--THAT's the only litmus test for art in the home.

If you think it's wonderful, it's a successful art work. Period. Plain and simple. Nobody else in the whole wide world has to like it.


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#1031164 - 09/27/04 02:21 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Bernard is right, Cindy. Trust yourself and buy what you like! You've already proven you have good taste.

RE: wires - do you suppose the uninitiated will think we have player pianos? laugh


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1031165 - 09/27/04 03:06 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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Cindy your house simply gleams and sparkles like mine shoud. Very nice taste... love everything.

If you think you are bad at decorating, you need to walk a mile in my tennis shoes in my house.. yikes...

I still have a happy birthday sign from last summer up on a wall. I was going to put up the happy birthday sign this summer. I looked up and lo and behold!!! there it was - right where I put it last year... all throught the different seasons.... it's glowed in its pink and blue glory and I never noticed.


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#1031166 - 09/27/04 04:12 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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What is there to be done about those wires? They have to plug in somewhere! I guess you just don't take pictures from an angle where they show.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

Estonia #6141 in Satin Mahogany
#1031167 - 09/27/04 08:10 PM Re: What does your piano area look like?  
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I just need to secure the wires to the underside of the piano. This would require me to get on my hands and knees. Which could take a while. wink

Bernard, I know I should be more confident about art, but, well, you know. It's easier said than done when you don't have much experience decorating and mistakes cost real money!

Cindy -- who thought she was being daring by getting a red magazine holder

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