Sometimes I can be impulsive. And I love to get rid of things/organize/de-junk. But when I get in an impulsive de-junking mood I often do things I regret. Well, this summer I got rid of our beloved family piano.
Logan needed some motivation to practice. And he kept blaming this one key that was sticking and not playing as well. So, in an effort to get him motivated again I decided to get a new piano. Our neighbors had mentioned that they wanted to get rid of theirs so I went to look at it. I was rushed and took a quick photo. In the photo the lighting must have been just right because as I looked at it over the next few days I started to actually think it was cute! It was smaller and small is good. Plus it was newer and probably worked better. So I listed our piano on facebook and my old Bwood neighbor wanted to come pick it up! Perfect!!
Except when I looked at our cute piano being loaded into the trailer and it hit me that all the kids had learned to play on it. That it was one of our oldest pieces of furniture we'd had the longest. That was a great decor peice!!! And I started to freak out. But a deal is a deal and our friends had rented a trailer and come all the way down for it. I had to go through with it. It was very sad. Even more sad when we went across the street to get our "new" piano and saw how ugly it was.
It's an orange-y wood color and the keys are yellowish. It's small and won't fit my Christmas Tree collection on top at Christmastime like our old one. Plus there's just nothing special about it and instead of enhancing the living room it actually makes it worse.
So I cried for a few hours and then decided that I just had to move on. Things are just things and don't matter. I can paint our new piano and make it cuter. And I have these pictures to remember our old one. Everyone does stupid things sometimes but you can't wallow in it, you just need to look to the future! Haha these are all the thoughts I was forcing into my brian at the time. Now that it's been gone a few months I'm mostly over it. I'll miss it at Christmas time and I'll always regret my decision but that's just life.
And that was a long post to tell a simple story.
So what color should I paint the new one? Any suggestions?
in our neighbors house
moving out the old...
the new ugly one in my house ... it needs some help... stay tuned...