My other friend Jen (not the one who got the stockings, a different one) wanted her piano refinished. I tried to talk her into a red or a mustard yellow, but she decided on black in the end. I have to remember just because I have a loud and rambunctious personality and therefore like my furniture that way, doesn't mean everyone else does too. It all worked out in the end. Good call on the black, Jen. I also sewed her a slip cover for her piano bench out of a drop cloth from Home Depot.