Top 10 Things To Make With Old Pianos

One thing you will not know about me is that I love playing the piano. One day in a bar I just started tinkering with one and suddenly it was like I understood how to play it! (or maybe I was just drunk) Sadly I could never in a million years afford to get my own one, I did think about getting an old one once and renovating it. But it seems people have other uses for their old pianos…

 


Top 10 Things To Make With Old Pianos


 

Piano Turned into PC case
Piano Turned into PC case

10 – A note left for a pianist from his wife: “Gone Chopin, have Liszt, Bach in a Minuet.”

This is got to be one of the World’s craziest PC case mods EVER! But also kind of amazing as well! With 3 screens and all the wires being internal, this is not as crazy as it first seems.

Piano Turned into drinks cabinet
Piano Turned into drinks cabinet

9 – Why was the piano invented? So the pianist would have a place to put his beer.

It seems that an increasing idea that old pianist use to hide their growing drink problem is to hide it inside an old piano! And it has to be said that it is not a bad idea at all.

Piano Turned into book-case
Piano Turned into book-case

8 – Why did the pianist keep banging his head against the keys? He was playing by ear.

While it is not the best idea, and certainly not the hardest to replicate, the idea of turning an old piano into a bookcase is one that quite a few people seem to do.

Piano Turned into book shelf
Piano Turned into book shelf

7 – Why are pianists’ fingers like lightning? They rarely strike the same place twice.

Unlike number 8 this idea means you could stick whatever you wanted onto the shelves because the only thing people will be looking at is the stunning piano bookshelf you made!

Piano Turned into aquarium
Piano Turned into aquarium

6 – What do you call a fish that is a pianist? A piano tuna.

I have a small regret about posting this one, you see I just wish that I knew about it while I was making the post “Top 10 Aquariums Built Inside furniture” because it is such a great idea turning an old piano into an aquarium that I wish I could do it myself!

Piano Turned into art
Piano Turned into art

5 – What do you get when you drop a piano down a mineshaft? A flat minor.

Really this is 2 ideas in one, not only have these people turned an old piano into an amazing piece of mosaic art displayed in their garden but also turned it into a planter! I like it!

Piano Turned into garden ornament
Piano Turned into garden ornament

4 – What do you get when you drop a piano on an army base? A flat major.

Much the same as number 5 but without all the fancy artwork this piano turned garden ornament is strangely beautiful in a poetic sort of way. But whatever way you look at it, it’s a simple idea and one that is sure to get some delightful looks as people see it.

Piano Turned into bed Headboard
Piano Turned into bed Headboard

3 – Why do pianos get headaches? Because their strings are under so much tension.

While it might not be the most visible of all the ideas we have seen so far it is one of the better ones because making a headboard out of an old piano doesn’t seem that hard and would make a great feature in a music-themed bedroom.

Piano Turned into car
Piano Turned into car

2 – What has 88 keys but no locks? A piano!

Who needs boring old car stereos when you could turn an old piano into some sort of hot rod! Sure this is overkill, but there is no point denying it, it;s an incredible use of a piano!

Piano Turned into fountain
Piano Turned into fountain

1 – Why was the piano player arrested? Because he got into treble.

You have probably all seen this image a thousand times before and will see it a thousand times after this blog post, but the art of turning an old piano into a garden water feature is nothing short of pure genius, and dare I say it, almost music to my eyes!

58 thoughts on “Top 10 Things To Make With Old Pianos”

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  4. I like the computer piano, but I think I would install a pull out tray under the keys for the keyboard. I think I am going to try this

  5. I hope so too. Sadly, there are manor and ghost towns all around the world with abandoned instruments of value. The vast majority of people can’t tell an antique instrument from a Yamaha. My dream is to restore pianos. I’m a music major so I know what a piano is worth. I’d like to believe these were broken beyond repair. Lovely ideas though and much better than the decay of abandonment.

  6. I know exactly what you mean! There’s a fine line in creating something beautiful and destroying something beautiful. Hopefully anyone who makes something like this out of pianos will know not to use a Steinway!!

  7. I hope none of them are Steinway pianos. Man these are beautiful, but kind of hurtful for me too. I want to know who used to play them and what their stories were. Which songs they played. Etc.

  8. I saw the snippet in my email and wondered, “Deasley never spoils the Top 10 by posting the #1 image as the lead, but what could be better than a piano car?” And then I got to #1. WOW.

  9. ~They are fantastic uses of them that is for sure. And thanks on the thumbs up on the content. I am just trying to shape the blog into something fun and educational to visit.

  10. I will take the piano turned into a liquor cabinet. Sure seems better than keeping it all under the sink. The book case is also great as I have a ton of books. Another creative and amusing post. 🙂

  11. I am blown away! Who knew pianos could be used in so many ways. I have not seen #1 before – I like that because I love music and water. I think the wall bookshelf is really cool, along with the old upright one. The cool mosaic in the garden is so imaginative – the other garden ornament looks a little creepy. You bring things to your blog I had never thought of before – I appreciate the education and having a giggle, laugh and a really good guffaw from some of your entries. Thank you so much.

  12. Love the piano and the clever uses for those that can’t make music anymore. It’s my favorite instrument. If only the keyboard I spent my life pounding would have been a piano instead of a typewriter…. Anyway, there’s something very aesthetic and relaxing about #1, the fountain.

  13. These are fantastic! I thought it would be sad seeing pianos not being used for music but I loved most of these ideas!

  14. I will NEVER look at an old [or any] piano the same again! Now I will see potential ….. DIY, art, mosaics, gardening, storage ……….what a great list. I think I’ll pin this, just in case …… 🙂

  15. I hadn’t seen a lot of those – I love the wall book shelf – almost as much as the water feature. I love water features, but won’t do one because of the upkeep and cost of water! If I’m going to spend that money I better be watering my foundation and yard!

  16. #8 actually looks more like an antique organ to me, but same principle. As someone who plays it’s a tad painful to think of actual pianos being recycled like this. I only hope their owners did everything in their power to first try and save the instruments before gutting them.

  17. I absolutely love #1! For some reason I’ve never seen that idea before… but it’s brilliant. I’m a pianist, myself, so maybe one day I’ll have my own piano fountain. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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