Piano Decorating

You might remember a few months back,

we bought a used piano for my son.

Well, I finally got around to decorating it.

As you can see, this is what the piano looked like

in our living room the day it arrived.

I knew I wanted to add some tropical touches

so I started with the Caribbean map I bought years ago.

I recently had it framed at Michael’s.

I swear I had them use no-glare glass,

but I see some glare here!

I bought this artificial coral on sale at Pottery Barn

about a month ago.

And this precious photo of my boys in a woven Pottery Barn frame

has made its rounds throughout my house over the years.

My old boss brought me back this wooden box

from Shanghai, China many years ago.

And there you have my new look…

well for now that is.

The Pier One lantern is standing

where a lamp will stand in the future.

I bought a beautiful glass one the other day at Marshall’s

and while filling the base with shells,

I shattered the glass.

I think I will try something a little different next time around!

Anyway, this is the new look for now!

Once again, the before…

And the after…

I know, the bench is looking a little bare.

I still need to replace that nasty little cushion!

At least I am making some progress!

Any new vignettes around your home?

Did you even use the word “vignettes” before blogging?

Have a great week?

Linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphosis Monday

A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesdays Treasures
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design – Sizzle into Summer Party
No Minimalist Here Open House Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Serenity Now – Weekend Bloggy Reading Link Up
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating – Flaunt it Friday
Its Overflowing – Share Your Creativity
Pink When – DIY Sunday Showcase
DIY Showoff – That DIY Party
Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home – Amaze Me Monday
Home Coming – The DIYers
Confessions of a Plate Addict – The Scoop



  1. Anne
    July 29, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    It looks lovely! Great styling!

  2. pam {simple details}
    July 29, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    It's all beautiful Shelley, but that photo of your boys steals the show! đŸ™‚

  3. Patti @ Pandoras Box
    July 29, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    What a difference some accent pieces make!! A lamp will look great on the end of the piano – just don't break it this time!! Love your Caribbean print!

  4. Ron
    July 29, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I agree! A lamp will definitely complete the look. Looks much better decorated. Believe it or not, I have used the word vignette for years.

  5. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    July 29, 2013 / 10:37 pm

    I think a piano is hard and this looks beautiful I do think a lamp would be good or even a floor lamp next to the piano. Great vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Victoria's Vintage Designs
    July 29, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    Looks great!

  7. Dixie Delights
    July 30, 2013 / 12:32 am

    It looks great. I picked up a piece of coral on sale at PB a couple of weeks ago too đŸ™‚

  8. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    July 30, 2013 / 12:59 am

    Love the framed map. There are different grades of non glare glass. The museum glass is absolutely glare free and very expensive.

  9. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    July 30, 2013 / 3:26 am

    Looks awesome!! A lamp will be the finishing touch!

  10. Monograms Mud
    July 30, 2013 / 3:59 am

    Love the new look

  11. the cape on the corner
    July 30, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    love the touch of green with the..well…greens. but it really livens it up!

  12. Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
    August 12, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    Looks great! Nope, never used vignette before blogging, lol. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!Blessings,Cindy

  13. Mandy
    May 3, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Oh my goodness, I know this is an old post, but I was looking for some new decor ideas for on top our piano and this came up on Pinterest and we have the exact same piano! Did you ever get a cushion for your piano bench? We threw the one that came with the bench away when we bought the piano because it was also nasty, but I never bothered you're placing it in now I'm thinking that might be a good place to add some color and texture .

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