I found this neat salvaged wood piece at a local antique mall for a couple of dollars. On the tag it said that it was a piece from an old piano. Do you recognize what part of the piano this is?
When I was a little girl, my sweet neighbor, Merrilee, gave me piano lessons. I would run over to her house and she would teach me. She was one of those people who always wanted children and treated me like I was so special. She had dark curly hair, an infectious smile, and would wear red lipstick. She would make me peanut butter and brown sugar sandwiches and I adored her. We moved away before I ever became a very good pianist and she has since passed away. I think about her fondly every now and then and sometimes I even make peanut butter and brown sugar sandwiches for my sweet girl.
I really liked the patina of this cute salvaged piece, and it already had a hole in the top so I decided to make a candle holder out of it. I keep thinking it will look cute at Christmastime with a wreath of fresh greens and berries around it.
My candle was a little too big, so I scored a line around the base of it and then shaved away some of the wax.
I twisted it into the hole until the wax really grabbed onto the wood.
It may be a little random, but I love it. What do you think– Is it weird or cool? What would you have done with this salvaged piece of wood?