Vintage Radio Cabinet Revamp


I love repurposing a piece of furniture. Especially if it looks like it's ready for the dumpster. I found this great vintage radio cabinet that had seen better days and knew she could be great again! Check out the whole post here: http://createinspireme.blogspot.com/2013/06/radio-cabinet-revamp.html
Before:  There were parts that were broken and peeling off.
Before: There were parts that were broken and peeling off.
I painted (using two different colors) and stained...
I painted (using two different colors) and stained...
distressed her amazing details....
distressed her amazing details....
added some amazing hardware...
added some amazing hardware...
added some fabric to the back...
added some fabric to the back...
and here she is! :)
and here she is! :)

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Lisa @ {createinspire}

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  • Marci Kincheloe
    on Sep 22, 2014

    How could I perhaps recreate or find some wooden dot molding. Any ideas?

  • Meem Kaplan
    on Apr 2, 2015

    Love this piece! I think you did a marvelous job. As to the "grill" work? Sometimes ya just gotta cut yer losses. I agree. I'm glad you didn't get all "I must save it all". That usually gets me too distracted to enjoy what I Have done. It makes me feel better that you proceeded with the project and didn't worry about the grill. As for the peeling veneer, did you strip it off? I have a lovely desk that a late friend restored and I have it in a back room. I want to replace this old common oak desk in the living room with that desk but the front right corner of the top is broken off. Only about a half inch but I dont' quite know what to do about it. I suppose I could leave it and cover the top with plate glass. The wood is quite lovely, two different kinds make the piece, and I don't really want to do the fill and paint thing as it reminds me of all the work my dear late friends had done to restore it. I can't afford to hire a furniture restorer. What would you do?

    • Meem Kaplan
      on Apr 3, 2015

      @Lisa @ {createinspire} In that case, I think I will just set glass on the top so I don't catch on the veneer and make it worse. Thank you for replying! and I'm going to follow that blog of yours! Great ideas. I like your style.

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