After spending a few grueling days repairing the 6” harp that once had decor peeling off of its pillar in the lower section, the project to restore the harp is finally a complete success! Do you remember seeing the harp in this condition the other day when I first gave you a lowdown on what went wrong with the harp?
I admit it was a bad move to threw the harp away out of frustration over not being able to string up the harp the way I like. If I would’ve kept it in the trash bin instead of fishing it out a short time later, I would’ve never been able to retry repairing the harp again. It would’ve been taken to the city’s landfill and a majority of the $42 I paid the instrument for would’ve been wasted. I’m so glad I didn’t let it happen. I was determined to restore the harp in every way I can. I headed to the fabric store and bought a spool of ordinary thread and another set of jeweled blings, took them home, and use them to string up the harp. It took me 2 hours to string them up. I made the knots bigger so they won’t pop out of the small holes of the soundboard. Then I used superglue to glue the blings and the thread together on the neck, the top part of the harp
The results are nothing short of amazing. I love it. The way I arranged the blings, how I stretched the strings so that they won’t sag when I applied the glued bling to them, how satisfied I became when I finished the repairs. I sure made the instrument look like a million bucks, don’t you think? Now that the harp is fixed, it can now be officially included in the harp ensemble.
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