It’s always a shame when something beautiful that was created with love, care, and skill deteriorates after years of neglect.
Sometimes, it even gets so bad that it can’t even be used anymore. Though most people might see the object’s former beauty, they could think it’s become nothing more than a lost cause.
Luckily, there are also plenty of people who see the potential that’s still there and able to restore it to its former glory, down to the last detail. This is not always possible, though, and that’s where some really amazing creativity comes in handy.
That was the case when veteran Jonathan Miranda Sickmeyer found an old upright piano dating from 1907. Someone was giving it away on Craigslist, and it was in such bad shape that it would be headed to the dump if nobody claimed it.
Jonathan knew he had to have the piano, but then the question turned into what to do with it.
“When I saw it, I debated on repurposing it back to its original state,” he said. “But it would have cost more than what the piano was actually worth. So I was at peace in turning something that was meant for one purpose and giving it a whole new one.”
Because making it a playable piano again wasn’t feasible, Jonathan decided to turn it into a desk. That way, the craftsmanship and beauty of the piano could be appreciated while retaining a practical function.
Check out how he did it below, and let us know what you think of the transformation!