Tuning the Piano Room

I recently restyled my dear friend's piano room/office. Jessica is an extremely gifted piano teacher and she teaches in her home based studio, in West Edmonton. My daughter just started taking lessons and she is amazing!  I took lessons when I was a kid and man how times have changed. She makes the lessons fun and interactive and my daughter practices so much I have to tell her to stop sometimes.  If you live in the Edmonton area I highly recommend her.  You can contact her through preludepianostudio@hotmail.com  Jessica wanted to change up her teaching/office space for the start of the new school year. The before pictures were taken in the middle of the off-season and had become a dumping ground for other things. So we organized the space, rearranged the furniture, and made it fresh for the season. This was another low-cost restyling project. The total cost for the room came to $150.00 for the accessories.


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As you can see from the before picture, the room is just off the front entryway to the house. We switched the piano and the desk in the room. Now, when students come into the house, they see the piano, which is so pretty. It has become the focal point in the room, which suits a piano room very well.

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We bought 16 small boxes, eight large boxes, 35 magazine files, and a metal letter holder for $150.00, from IKEA, to organize the bookshelves. Since so much of her teaching materials needed to be stored in her bookcases, we bought these items to make the space organized, easier to use, and to look cleaner.  

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We moved the office to the other side of the room where it is "hidden" from view. The wall file folder puts papers up off the surfaces, and it keeps the homework organized.

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Her teaching message board and her students are all set up on the wall in the entryway of the room, ready for the beginning of the year.

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This is the view from the other side of the room. It was such a fun restyling. There is so much that can be gained from doing this. Often we think if we can't spend a ton of money, getting the exact furniture and accessories we want, there is no point to working on a space. This is a good example of how much can be done with a little money and reimagining the things you already own.




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