Musical Blasphemy or Design Genius?

For quite a while, I've been toying with an idea.  Depending on the day, I could be on either side of the fence. Painting a piano... is it musical blasphemy or design genius?

Today I'm on the "paint it" side of the fence.  Meet my piano:

I grew up with this piano.  It has stories.  Stories that include being doused with Sprite while partying like it was 1999 (when it turned 1999).  Prior to my parents owning the piano, it was my grandmothers.  It is not, however, a precious antique.  The plastic keys are chipped, the finish could use help in some spots, and the bench has been repaired several times.  The sentiment with the piano far exceeds it's value, so I've been considering making it more of a focal point.  with paint.

I dream about this piano from Design Mom.  That green is

Shabby chic normally gets glares from me, but Lisa from The Pennington Point just hit the nail on the head with her blue piano.

Yellow? Yes, please.  Bridget at Bake at 350 certainly knows how to treat a $99 thrift store piano right.

Turquoise piano AND a plate wall? OK! (Check out the room in more detail at Addicted 2 Decorating)

Yup, definitely on the "paint it" side today, especially after looking at those pianos again.  I think a bright color would bring out the art deco lines of my piano and make it feel more special.  Of course getting it tuned more than once every 3 years would probably make it feel special, but we really don't want to spoil it too much.  No one likes a pampered piano.  Am I right?

So which side of the fence are you on?