A friend of mine is teaching piano to kids in her home and making a killing. Parents and experts agree that learning how to play the piano is still a very good thing for kids and adults alike. A new piano can be quite pricey while a used one can be had for practically nothing. True, sometimes free! They may not look pretty, but if they play well, you can perform a makeover and save tons of money, all for the betterment of the kids. And maybe you, too.
Considering of the furniture makeovers we see, this is the first piano makeover I've come across. There are wonderful tips and photographs on All Things Thrifty to guide you through this musical makeover. You want it to look good, but it still needs to sound good.