I was recently shopping at one of my favorite thrift stores on a VIP 50% sale – YAHOO! I actually bought so many pieces they hardly fit in our van. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t have a trailer or I would have filled that up too! Being the smart gal that I am, I brought my hubby for self-control purposes. One of my all time favorite finds from that sale was this old vintage radio that I got for $10.00. I bought it mainly because I liked the size and shape and because it was narrow I just knew I could make room for it somewhere in my house!
BEFORE // Vintage Radio
My first step was to remove the back so I could take the radio dialer and knobs off. Someone had apparently already painted it and
did a pretty sloppy job so it had to be cleaned and removed so I could paint behind it.
I decided to go with red and black colors to coördinate in my kitchen and hallway area. I cleaned, primed and spray painted it with Krylon Banner Red Spray Paint. Often times red can be a bit bright, to tone it down and keep the” vintage feel” I used a black glaze over the entire piece.
Here is a close up of what the glazing looks like:
I then replaced the ugly brown fabric with a cute black & white gingham fabric I had on hand. I simply used Elmers Spray Adhesive to attach it to the board on the inside of the radio.
My hubby, I screwed the board back in place, put the radio dialer in and closed up the back. I apologize, I should have taken more pictures of how I took the back off and replaced the fabric. I was just too excited to see it finished!
AFTER // Vintage Radio
The icing on the cake is the radio actually works! My kids plugged it in and were so happy to hear their favorite radio station playing loud and clear. Not bad for $10.00!
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