What do you do with a Radio Cabinet that can no longer make music? Well, if you’re glossndab, you take out all the parts and refashion it into something new! Isn’t that what this repurpose, refresh and upcycle stuff is all about? Yes it is! Taking beautiful furniture that has wear and making it new again.
We did that with this Art Deco Radio Cabinet. We had done a radio cabinet before, you can see that here. We found a few others, but became very picky on the doors and drawer options. When I spotted this radio cabinet was at another dealers booth at our new retail space inside Town Peddler Antique Mall, I knew it was a great candidate for upcycling to a bar cabinet. I texted a few pictures to Bob and he said “YES, bring it home”.
Now for the radio cabinet itself, you can see the wood was in pretty good condition and we really liked the details so we decided that cleaning up the wood with Howard’s Restore was the way to go. We like black for these as they distress well and look good in any room. Didn’t Vern Yip on Trading Spaces always say “every room needs a little black?” Do you remember that show? Back in the day of early HGTV. A favorite of mine! Anyway, here are the before photos.
After we took apart all the pieces, the side panels had to be made into doors. I really don’t know how Bob did that but he did. I don’t stick around for those kind of details, I’m the painting and marketing part of glossndab. I let others handle the details on refashioning things. I do know hinges were added with magnetic closures.
I really like the way we were able to save the dial thing for the radio and keep it a part of the cabinet. Makes for great fun and conversation.
Now here are the after pictures. Enjoy how pretty it is!
Now the final before and after collage.
If you are looking for something like this in your home, it’s at Town Peddler in Livonia, in our booth on the WEST wall of the building.
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