...just curious, because I'm thinking about it and wonder how it turned out for anyone who tried it.
I haven't, but I had thought about it. I had even thought about letting my daughter decorate the front (under the Lucite) so she could personalize it, but I'm a little hesitant.
Did you end up staining?
Not yet, but it's on the to-do list. I've got the materials ready to go, though. A light sanding all over to prep it, stain it a dark walnut, then finish it off with a polyurethane clear coat. Need to wait for warmer (and drier) weather, though.
Excellent idea! Please post a pic if you end up staining and/or decorating your Piper! We'd love to see it and it might inspire others in the community to get creative with their units!