Monday, June 16, 2014

Updated Vintage Radio Cabinet

Hey there friends. I hope you all had a great weekend! Saturday we stayed home and worked on projects (I'll have a great MCM dresser to share with you at some point soon.) (I'll also share with you why I ended up having to scrape decades old wallpaper off our office walls, really soon too.) On Father's Day we decided to go for a hike, which was a fantastic time and much needed because, I'm going to be honest with you all, the bathroom reno is not going well and were starting to stress about it. (I'm hoping to write a post about it in more detail on Wednesday.)

Anyway, I thought I would share a recent addition to our entry with you all today.  So, a while back, I found this radio cabinet in the basement at an estate sale and the hardware and legs immediately caught my attention. The guy holding the sale offered me a great deal and I knew it would provide excellent storage. (Note that the radio components had already been removed when I bought it).


After a serious cleaning, I painted the entire piece with black chalk paint.
When the black was dry I used a small artist brush to highlight the details of the piece with gold craft paint.

When the gold had dried, I lightly distressed the entire piece, with extra focus on the gold.

It's been fantastic for shoe storage as it sits just inside our front door...
 You know what? This cabinet was so super close to being sold to a customer. In fact, I had brought it in the house (the weather was crummy) to finish up some last minute details when my husband saw it in our entry and fell in love with it. He honestly never wants to keep a piece of furniture, so when he asked to keep this one, I totally had to go with it. How involved are your husbands in your home d├ęcor?



  1. Love this cabinet! It would look really cute in a tiny powder room with a tiny sink on it too.

  2. love this- the shape is awesome and the color is so perfect on that piece!

  3. I think you've found the perfect spot for your cute radio cabinet, Angela! It fits perfectly under your window like it was custom made for the space. I love the carved legs!

  4. This cabinet looks like it was made for that space. And honestly, the black is TDF. Couldn't imagine it any other color! Wonderful job. On a side note, sad to hear about your bathroom reno not going as planned :(

  5. It's perfect where you have it and your hubs has good taste! Mine sometimes gets involved when he's in the mood other times he just lets me go with the flow:)

  6. Oh my gosh that is soooooooooooooooooo awesome. And I love your hubs loves it too.

    You did a FANTASTIC job with that piece and it looks so perfect right there. YAY !

    Found you from Met Monday - now your newest follower. ♥

  7. Angela I love t his piece and the legs grabbed me right away too. I also love the hardware, what a neat piece to have.


  8. Your husband has good taste! That cabinet is beautiful and I love it in classic black!

  9. You did a fantastic job! How did you get such a nice sheen on the chalk paint. It looks beautiful.


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