Tuesday, November 17

radio cabinet


mm mmm mmmm this radio cabinet......

so so so lovely


i picked this up at an auction for a $1- and all the folks there thought i was crazy.

i cut the front panel out and turned it into a door. removed the peeling veneer from the top, took out the old radio and cleaned up the inside.

jusin brown added this great vintage burlap and painted it my current favorite: turquoise.

a true re-cycling.

12 comments:

Nori said...

omgoodness that is GORGEOUS!!! i wish i lived closer... i would drive right over and pick it up. :O) i can't believe what you picked it up for... what a steal! you really outdid yourself on this one.

Soon, Then said...

Wow, now THAT is amazing and inspirational. Great work!

Sara said...

what are your tips for removing old veneer? i've tried a heat gun with not much success? what do you do?

ara said...

oh ps! LOVE This! so creative

JenBerry said...

your work is amazing! the next time I come to noho to visit friends I hope to stop by :)

Anonymous said...

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Ellen said...

very....VERY nice...love the color!smiles.

Angie said...

Awesome piece and fantastic colors!

carpenter ant said...

thanks guys! it is an awesome piece and justin chose a great fabric and color.
sara- if a veneer is coming off on it's own i use a putty knife, a hammer and some gentle elbow grease. sometime i have to do quite a bit of sanding where the glue hasn't released. i've never had any luck removing a veneer that wasn't already separating.

Teresa said...

i think this is one of the best ones i have seen liz!!!! such a great idea...it's perfect!

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Carlina said...

I love thisssss. It's amazing all around and I have a soft spot for turquoise. I'd repaint everything turquoise if I could.