Silvertone Record Cabinet to Side Table Bar

We found a nice Silvertone record cabinet that didn’t have any of its record parts.  None!  I figured it needed a  bit of an update and so it came home with me for it’s makeover.  I thought it would make a great bar cabinet or if you’re not into that then a side table.    It did need a bit of repair to the top, think chipping and peeling veneer and scratches.   Sorry no before photo (I really though I was getting good at this before photo thing too.  Oops!)

The top flips up and the door opens!  I think the two entry if so fun!

I asked Bob if he would build a shelf about 2/3 the length of the inside and he did!  I did have to elaborate on the 2/3 thing, like be a bit more specific, as in like inches.  Goodness I don’t like measuring tapes, math is no fun but painting is!   That is why we make a great team!   The shelf turned out perfect!

I painted it red first but it wasn’t working for me, so I decided black is better.  I also learned from Trading Spaces (do you remember that show?!) that every room needs a little black so that helped me decide on it’s new color.   I painted the inside brown as I wanted it muted and to match the inside top that I wasn’t painting as you’ll see it has the Silvertone logo on it.   I did quite a bit of distressing so you can see some red peaking through giving it a little dimension and an aged look.  I used Lamp Black paint and Flat High Performance Top coat both from General Finishes.    This should last another half a century in someones home.

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