My husband and I restored, cleaned, and then tuned this Whitney Kimball Upright Piano. When we first received the piano it was in horrible condition, filthy dirty, smelled like cigarette smoke, filled with years of dust, water logged, and the wood was faded and bland. I was actually pretty disguisted and really thought this was not going to work because it was in such critical condition.
CJ convinced me to see the potential that he saw in the piano and started with a serious cleaning. He took each piece apart, including the tiny pieces insides of the keys and paddings.
A Little Hope for this Unwanted Classic
After cleaning and fixing the piano, CJ sanded it down and began a newer, darker coat of paint. I love the Gothic, Vampire themes when it comes to a piano, so he got rid of the old puke-wood look and gave it a more dark Gothic theme to satisfy my imagination.
The finishing touches
CJ was able to clean out the entire piano, restain it, get rid of the smoke smell, and tune it within two weeks. He really put his heart and soul into making this a perfect new addition to our livingroom and he was determined to bring it back to life. There is a structure to restoring a precious piece of instrument like a piano and CJ is just good at it, plus he really enjoys what he does too. Most importantly, our daughter absolutely loves it and has played it non-stop. We love that our kids can play the piano to their heart's content and fill our home with beautiful music. I can't wait for the holidays!
What do you think of our restored Whitney Kimball Upright Piano?
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We are CJ and Kat Mahoney and we're a proud military Veteran family owned business in Pennsylvania. We restore, refurbish, upcycle, renew and even create furniture, decor, and other items in need of some fresh TLC. We also make unique handmade accessories, wine glass charms, and jewelry. We love creating a happy home.