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.