Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Purple Frame

Work has begun on reconstructing Lirika. As mentioned, we're going for a slightly Gothic rebuild, and in the midst of the rainy season, we've opted for a purple frame.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Getting Gothic With It

Thanks very much to Peter Woolley, Marion's dad, for sending out these gorgeous candle sconces!

Marion has always wanted a piano with candle sconces, so we've decided to have some fun with the Lirika rebuild.

Remember this beautiful piano...

Well, it doesn't really look like that anymore. Her parts are scattered across the workshop, her frame has been poked and prodded by Chillington, and her action is in pieces in Marion's front room. However, now we have the pattern sorted with Chillington, we can start to rebuild her.

We're in the process of spray-painting the frame purple, which should go nice with the red leather detail, and stripping off the veneer to stain the wood black. There is some debate about replacing the white keytops with mirrored plastic. Still to be decided, but Marion is attempting to learn (at least part of) Victor's piano solo from Corpse Bride to have something to go with the candle sconces. 

Our Kigali Keys piano will be a show piece once it's built, but Lirika will be theatrical. 

Just for fun.

Lots of fun things happening over the next few months.

Stay tuned.