Repurposed Radio Cabinet Makeover


Ahh Facebook – I have a love/hate relationship with you.

More often than not, a piece of furniture with so much makeover potential will show up in my feed and at an amazing price – BUT it was posted 7 hours ago and already has 22 comments from eager buyers.  Thanks a lot, Facebook.  :p

Occasionally the stars align though and the FB gods have favor on me – like with this lovely repurposed radio cabinet.

DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the Garage

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It had already been converted from an antique radio cabinet (Art Deco style, I believe) into a bookshelf.  The outside was unfinished wood and the inside was painted a pukey-beige.

It reminded me so much of the antique radio cabinet makeover that we did a couple months ago that sold at the Three Little Birds Market.  Although this one is a little smaller and didn’t need so much TLC.

DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the Garage

The bottom shelf was just sitting there, so I glued it down with my favorite super-strong super glue.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – French Linen outside and Pure White inside.  Then I sanded it lightly for a slightly distressed look, and used Fusion Mineral Tough Coat as a topcoat.

DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the Garage

I left some of the thicker lines and curves unpainted inside the grooves to create more definition.

DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the Garage DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the Garage

This repurposed radio cabinet bookshelf sold at the Hunt and Gather Market this weekend.  The buyer even messaged me afterward to say how good it looks in her bedroom.   🙂

DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the Garage

Here’s a handy before/after comparison:

DIY Repurposed radio cabinet makeover to bookshelf - Girl in the GarageSo do you have a love/hate relationship with Facebook too?  I’m already on there too often but it still seems like I miss good deals all the time!  But thankfully I do get lucky sometimes.

If this makeover has inspired you, will you please Share it with others?  Thanks so much, friend.  I’ll be posting more market projects soon!

Jen


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11 Comments on Repurposed Radio Cabinet Makeover

  1. Erika
    July 18, 2017 at 11:24 am (1 month ago)

    Love it and the beautiful roses that really make it come alive!

    Reply
    • Jen
      July 18, 2017 at 11:17 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks so much, Erika! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Jolinda
    July 18, 2017 at 11:31 am (1 month ago)

    it is absolutely beautiful. I love what you did to highlight the details.

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    • Jen
      July 18, 2017 at 11:18 pm (4 weeks ago)

      That’s so sweet – thank you Jolinda!

      Reply
  3. Marie
    July 18, 2017 at 12:28 pm (1 month ago)

    Love how you highlighted the Art Deco details. Very pretty makeover and congratulations on the sale.

    Reply
    • Jen
      July 18, 2017 at 11:18 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you Marie! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Michele Main
    July 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm (1 month ago)

    what a gorgouse piece of furniture! I would never have the confidence to paint it. I also love the dark details!

    Reply
  5. Linda Hickey
    July 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Love the make over.

    Reply
  6. Pat Hilgendorf
    July 19, 2017 at 9:21 am (4 weeks ago)

    Love that piece!

    Reply
  7. Griselda de la Torre
    July 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm (4 weeks ago)

    I love the makeover and I, too, shop on FB groups! I furnished my new 1800 sq ft house with just FB groups. I had to go with an eclectic style though so I could buy pieces I loved without them being the same style. 🙂

    Reply

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