computer desk made from old piano

7 Amazing Upcycled and Repurposed Pianos!

Hey guys!  Here is a fun little piece I thought I’d throw out to to keep things light and fun.

I know that us studious, loving piano players/learners – especially those working through the Piano In A Flash online piano lessons – like to use their pianos in the way the craftsmen intended for them to be used, however, some clever people out there have found some pretty fun ways to give old pianos new life.  I can’t get over their creativity! 

Check out these 7 incredible upcycled and repurposed pianos!

Piano Aquarium

Of course I had to start out with the best!  This is so unique and such a fun idea.

Piano Coffee Table

Piano coffee table

A clean but fun addition to any room.  Simple on the outside, with all the beautiful complexity of the keys and hammers on the inside.

Piano Desk

Piano desk

I want this as my new desk!

Piano Garden

Piano with garden growing from it

One of the simplest but most fun.  A great home for your favorite plants and a great way to give an old piano a new life.

Piano Shelf

Shelf made from a piano

Now this one I can’t get over.  It would be a great place to store your Piano In A Flash Course Books and Gig Books =)

Piano Wine Rack

Piano wine rack

The rustic aesthetic in this piece is amazing!  The perfect repurpose for any wine enthusiasts out there.  

Piano City Art

Piano on street covered in art

Many cities around the United States (including my very own Indianapolis!) have taken old pianos and allowed local artists to decorate them.  Afterwards, they will spread them around the city for people to enjoy, both as a visual and musical art piece – especially for those who have taken my online courses and can sit down and play their favorite tunes for all to enjoy!  

I hope you enjoyed these fun piano creations!  Before you upcycle or repurpose your piano or keyboard, get the most out of it by checking out my online piano lessons at and see how quickly my proven method can you get you playing AND enjoying that piano!

Happy playing!
Scott Houston

  • David McNish
    Posted at 01:07h, 02 June

    That is very creative

  • Tyson
    Posted at 02:18h, 07 June

    I like them all except for the garden. Maybe it could have been better but it’s got bricks under it and just doesn’t look the best. You know the legs or base isn’t going to last too many years before it falls to the ground. To me it’s a sad piano. The other uses are pretty cool.

    • Jamie Pietropaolo
      Posted at 14:15h, 25 August

      Totally agree…thought the same thing.

  • Roslyn Hines
    Posted at 13:13h, 12 June

    Wow, these amazing ways to keep your piano reverent is unique.

  • Leslie
    Posted at 11:58h, 02 July

    How cool, and inspiring. I may take the city piano art to our Mayor, as San Angelo has just been declared a Texas Music Frienddly City! Thanks for sharing this most interesting and fun article, Scott.

  • Lynda Moreland
    Posted at 10:52h, 04 July

    wonderful ideas

  • Jill Bowen
    Posted at 11:15h, 06 July

    I love seeing the painted pianos in New Haven, Guilford, and Madison, CT every year! It’s such a great idea! Thanks for sharing the other pianos above in your article.

  • Christine A Anderson
    Posted at 19:56h, 03 August

    Thank you for sharing your pictures!

  • Christine Woodford
    Posted at 11:47h, 14 November

    When I see these creative solutions for repurposed pianos, I am also sensing two souls reacting.
    One says: “How creative and beautiful”, and the other says: ” This is wrong. A musical instrument should not be changed like this!” My purist upbringing tends to listen to the second voice, and my artistic penchant appreciates the first. Thanks for sharing, Christine

  • June
    Posted at 16:27h, 15 November

    I agree with you! The garden doesn’t work for me.

  • Teresa McFarland
    Posted at 19:06h, 08 June

    I saw a grand piano strung with barb wire in South Korea. The art piece was made using Barbed wire from the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) and called the Piano of Unification.

    • Hannah Derleth
      Posted at 18:15h, 10 August

      That. Is. AWESOME. Thank you for sharing, Teresa!

  • Christine Lickert
    Posted at 09:02h, 09 June

    My favorites are the piano wine bar and the piano book shelf. I love these ideas so much that I might need to be on the lookout for a grand that I can convert Into a bookshelf !

    • Hannah Derleth
      Posted at 18:11h, 10 August

      Christine, I’m right there with you on the bookshelf idea! My dream house would definitely have something like that included… I’ll just have to save my money for a few years more. 😉

      — Hannah the Marketing Gal

  • Ryan Dong
    Posted at 07:39h, 10 June

    I would love a desk piano

  • Barbara corley
    Posted at 12:23h, 10 June

    Just love the unique ways to share a thing of beauty. Thank you so much. Hope to study your online lessons.

  • Jude Wiesner
    Posted at 16:54h, 14 June

    My favorites are the coffee table and shelf. I do love the painted pianos – we have had them in Minneapolis in past years. Here is a link to an uplifting story from my local piano restoration guy. Check out the story of Krispy –

  • Donna Page
    Posted at 12:48h, 16 June

    Love them all except the garden one as it wouldn’t last long in any kind of heat or rain or snow. Some people are so very creative. Wish my brain worked that way.

    • Hannah Derleth
      Posted at 18:06h, 10 August

      We think so too— we love creativity in all forms, especially when they combine our love for gardening and music!

  • Joanne
    Posted at 10:28h, 11 July

    Great ideas – except for the Grand Piano Garden – painful to see! ;(

  • George
    Posted at 15:16h, 06 November

    The Grand Piano Garden is the instrument of choice for the serious de-composer! A decomposition in F(all) Flat.

  • Frances Hazlitt
    Posted at 06:05h, 29 April

    If they’d made as much effort with the garden design as they did with the bookshelf and desk etc it could have been more successful. Shorter colourful border and trailing plants round the edges and perhaps more variety inside. But evening primrose plants alone don’t do justice to the idea. I doubt it was planted by a gardener!

  • Ray Garafano
    Posted at 09:04h, 18 June

    Looks like that last piano the upright might have been painted by a hippie with some culture!

  • David McKellar
    Posted at 13:03h, 10 July

    What great ideas!

  • Dora Roberts
    Posted at 12:06h, 12 July

    check out the Ugly Dog Saloon in New Orleans to see how some creative artist covered the piano in Mardi Gras beads! Gorgeous!!