Sometimes you find the good, the bad, and the ugly when you're on the hunt for a cute piece of furniture. You definitely have to be able to see the inner beauty. I love the bones of this vintage radio cabinet, but she had seen better days for sure. Unfortunately parts of her were too broken to be repaired so I just removed them and went from there!
*pic heavy post!! ;)
I ended up just removing the top piece and adding a basket for storage. I also had to remove the veneer from the front as it was peeling and warped and could not be glued down again.
Isn't she goooorgeous?!! Of course, this is my completely unbiased opinion! ;)
The color is Covington Blue from BM. It's the perfect blue/green, soft and subtle. I glazed it with straight stain (Dark Walnut) and then washed it back a little with mineral spirits so it wasn't quite so dark. I just slightly dampened an old rag and started rubbing. At first it looks like it's taking all the stain off--don't be scared. Just keep working it. You can always add more or take more off. I don't really like the streaky look when glazing and using mineral spirits gives you a lot more control when using stain.
I was inspired by these cute knobs I found at Hobby Lobby. Now I want to put them on everything! The only problem is they are not technically a knob and, even though, they would be adorable on a dresser or something that gets high use I'm not sure how practical they would be for that.
I firmly believe it's all in the details and this is one of the great ones. :)
I absolutely love the beading detail on this front panel. I actually did the first coat in cream and then rubbed through the blue to expose it. I love how it makes the beading "glow".
I used a sanding block and my paint scraper to distress.
I had my hubby cut a back for the cabinet and then used this fabric to line it. It's such a sweet little detail.
Robin @ Fluster Buster
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Brooke @ Start at Home
Rita @ Suburbs Mama
Thank you so much ladies!
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