Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Repurposed Antique Radio Cabinet...Completed!

It's done!  Finally, the little project I've been hinting at is completed and I think it is definitely worthy of a post.  (I was a bit skeptical at first...shhhhh, don't tell my hubby!)  This was actually his idea and I do love that he thought to repurpose and upcycle an antique furniture piece!  My kinda man!

Funny thing is...I bought this little radio cabinet at a thrift shop because I thought it had a sweet style, then stuck it in our garage not knowing what exactly I wanted to do with it.  My hubby passed by that cabinet twice a day for almost 2 weeks before he noticed it!  I am not exaggerating...he walked right by it at least twice a day!  Typical guy, right?  Gotta love 'em!  "Where did that old radio cabinet come from?" he asked.  As soon as he said it I knew what he was thinking.  He had just been complaining about the big, cheaply made media cabinet in our family room.  I wasn't crazy about it either.  The problem with this radio cabinet was that it didn't open in the front like we needed it to for our electronics.  Hubby insisted that it could be done.  This is where I had my doubts.  I never should have doubted him!  He loaded it up in our truck, took it to his dad's shop and brought it back with a hinged door!  It turned out beautifully!  Of course I gave it a romantic, shabby look with a few coats of cream paint, a little distressing and a ruffly skirt but I am giving the majority of the credit to my honey this time!  Okay, I do my best to only show you pretty things...but I must show just one photo of the ugly black boxes, just so you can see how well everything fits!

I just love how the smaller cabinet opens up our family room.  The room is much more balanced now without the giant media cabinet.

Yes, those are dinosaurs on the coffee table!  I actually picked them up and staged a pretty tea set instead but it just looked wrong to me!  I've honestly never set a tea service on this table before.  This is our family room where we watch movies and play board games with our two busy little boys.  So, I put the tea set back in the china cabinet and set the dinosaurs back out on the table...keeping it real!

Bootsie thought "Oh boy, mom made me a new hangout...the perfect place to jump out and attack the feet of anyone who passes by!"

The picnic basket on top of the cabinet is the one I picked up from Apron Strings Productions at the Junk Salvation Flea on Saturday!  If you didn't see my post about the show, you can read it here.  I am sure you'll recognize many of the amazingly talented dealers who were there!  It was such a treat to meet them in person.  Ladies such as Kathleen with Faded Charm whom I will be linking up with tonight for White Wednesday

I am also going to join these fun linky parties:
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed your visit!  And a special thank you to my sweet hubby who lovingly supports (or puts up with) my love of pretty pink things and who still surprises me after nearly 10 years of wedded bliss!  Love you honey!

Best Wishes and Blessings to You All!