Hello my friends… hope all is well and you’re having a magnificent day.
Last week on Facebook, you may remember I asked you guys to help me out. I needed some ideas on how to re-purpose a 70’s stereo console. Thanks to all of you who took the time to chime in… I received a bunch of creative responses!
However, in true ‘Dee-Fashion’ I was sidetracked. I think I’m truly a little ADD when it comes to my creative endeavors. This gorgeous vintage beauty stole my attention. I had forgotten I even had this radio cabinet in my inventory!
So the original 70’s stereo console was put aside and I started working on this one…. the before pic is at the bottom of this post.
I painted this vintage radio cabinet with Old Fashioned Milk Paint’s Bayberry Green. Love this color. MMS Milk Paint Bonding Agent was added to the mix for the 1st coat (but only about half as much as the bottle instructed). I added less because I wanted this cabinet to be REAL chippy with plenty of variation. It didn’t chip as much as I’d hoped for but I’m tickled pink with the end result.
Wood appliques were added for extra interest and I changed to old fashion “country” hardware. Heavy sanding and distressing and dark glaze was applied sparingly to enhance only specific detailing. Then the entire piece was buffed to a gorgeous sheen. I waxed with Minwax & Mineral Spirits for an extra easy application.
This cabinets vintage integrity and all its perfect imperfections were left intact.
I absolutely love the character this piece has!
Here’s the Vintage Radio Cabinet before & after.
So now lets see if I can get my focus back onto that 70’s Stereo Console… I’ll keep you posted.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.