Beethoven meet Valspar

Beethoven and I had a little moment in a thrift store in Arizona. Our eyes locked and it was like the universe put us together! He had to be mine! This foot high busk of the talented Mr. Beethoven was $5 and I knew he’d be moving in and setting up shot atop my piano in no time!

If you looked close you’d notice Mr. Beethoven had a few dings and a chip on his shoulder, no pun intended! Nothing a little Valspar spray paint from Lowe’s couldn’t fix.

The key to a great spay paint job is distance, constant movement and two even coats!

Now these are the projects I love! Fast and easy and makes me smile! I have to say my two year old and her friend were a little scared of this guy while he was in the garage getting his makeover! He is now lovingly referred to as “The mean  guy!” It’s ok, Chuck! She has let to learn that he’s just freakin serious about great music!

Check out Lowe’s for amazing Valspar Spray paint. Endless colors that can help you spice up a thrift store find! And don’t forget to sign up for your FREE Creative Ideas Magazine from Lowe’s!





  1. 1

    Chuck is hot!

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    OMG! I nearly died laughing at how perfect this is and how my friend Jaymee and I would have done this! We both went to Arizona State, and we enjoyed spending our weekends thrifting out there! I just wanted to stop in and say thank you for bringing a smile to my face and reminding me of how much I miss Arizona!! I have been following your site for a while now and had NO IDEA you lived in AZ!

    Hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather!

    Forever loving your site,
    Cathy Mini

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      Cathy, I actually live in Utah but was in Arizona over the holidays visiting family. I can’t seem to pass threw a state without visiting their local thrift stores! I love seeing what other people get rid of all over the country!

  3. 4

    Whoa – I’m diggin the Blue Beethoven! I also had no clue Valspar spray paint was that awesome, definitely going to be checking out the color selection for some things I have that need sprucing up.

  4. 6

    I actually have a bust just like this and I keep going back and forth on what color to paint him. Love the color you picked!

  5. 7

    I am jealous of your great find and love what you did to spruce him up!

  6. 8

    wow! that looks AWESOME! love it

  7. 9

    Such a COOL project! I found you here…

    I’m going to have to head to Goodwill to find something so I can use this paint!!!

  8. 10

    That is a totally awesome find. I am sure the “blue man group” might be a little bit envious as he totally rocks that color!

  9. 11

    Love him in blue. What a difference it makes! Also, love your blog. I’m a huge fan.
    PS Can you come over and share with my group tomorrow? And I’ll be back for your party as well! :)

  10. 13

    LOVE it. So fun. I’m pretty sure I have that exact Beethoven and about 8 or 9 of his friends all from piano concerts when I was younger. Might need to dig those out of storage. Ha! What a fun, unique and easy project. Love it on the red piano.

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    This is majorly amazing! I love it! He is perfect up there shiny and blue with those windows!

  12. 16

    this looks fantastic I love it blue

  13. 17

    Man, I wish I had cool stuff like that to paint just laying around my house. Maybe I can build something similar out of legos and barbie shoes . . .

  14. 18

    This is a lovely piece and the color is awesome!


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