Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Antique Philco Radio Cabinet

Radio Cabinet "before..." (well, not quite...ha!)


The radio had been gutted before I bought it.
I thought it would make an awesome tv console for a small tv...
and I've been anxious to paint something in my new can of
"Emporer's Silk" by Annie Sloan
So, here is the "after"

I waxed it with clear and dark wax,
and updated the pulls with oil-rubbed bronze.


When I bought it there was no bottom, and the middle shelf was wonky and slotted,
So I had OHTF build a few new shelves. :)
The back, on the bottom, is open for cords and such.


On a personal note,
The trophy is my dads, which he won in 1972 (a very good year ;)
when him and his U.S. CIOR teammates were the champions
of the NATO games pentathlon.


Awesome, huh? :)
Have a wonderful day!

(Dimensions: 23 1/2" W x 37" H x 20" D)








12 comments:

  1. I really like the red color with the dark wax on it. Maybe you could do my little night stand in that. Also I can't remember but that trophy is either pewter or silver. Needs polishing my dear. That is a keepsake so take good care of it.

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    1. The night stand would look great like this, what kind of knob are you thinking? The trophy is still at Dad's house so don't worry.:) And the tarnish is what makes it extra cool! :)

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  2. Liking: the red, the tarnish on the trophy, and '72!

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    1. Jen, you're awesome. Where you born in '72???

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  3. thank you for such lovely inspiration! found you at MMS's link party, always a favorite!

    hope you can swing by:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  4. So, is this one for sale? I don't see a price... Gorgeous--love the color!

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    1. Yes, it's for sale. $145.00 I just linked up to Miss Mustard Seeds blog, and I didn't want the price on the page while people were visiting from there. Feels awkward, don't know why...

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