Furniture Painting Project Ideas: Vintage Radio Transformation

by Krista Howard January 17, 2019 2 min read

Furniture Painting Project Ideas: Vintage Radio Transformation

One of the things I love most about being a vendor at local vintage markets is mingling with customers and talking about their upcoming furniture painting project ideas.   I love showcasing our products through live Furniture Paint demonstrations. It's such an honor to teach others the ease of Furniture Paint and help them see just how simple it is to update that old worn out dresser.


There are many customers I’ll never forget meeting for the first time.   Emily is one of those customers. The minute Emily walked into our booth, I could tell this wasn’t her first rodeo.  She had extensive experience with DIY furniture painting projects and she wanted to give our paint a whirl. She grabbed a brush and started working on the demonstration piece. We talked for some time about all our furniture painting project ideas, our favorite painted furniture distressing techniques and more!

Meet Emily! DIY enthusiast and furniture painting extraordinaire! 

I was thrilled to learn Emily had a blog, Emily’s Project List.  A blog geared toward DIYers, like all of us - - best part, Emily featured our chalky finish Furniture Paint on her latest furniture painting project idea about a stunning Repurposed Vintage Radio Cabinet.


Emily got ahold of this vintage radio several years back and, like so many of us DIY furniture painters and repurposed, had the intention of refinishing it sooner...but it didn’t quite make the repurposing list until recently (ummmm, yeah, I’m 100% guilty of the same -- who else can relate?!)



Check out the before pictures of the vintage radio cabinet:


On a side note, these pictures were taken after all the radio “guts” were removed. To read up on the steps it took to remove the guts, check out the post on Emily’s blog by clicking here.


Emily chose our most popular white shade, Crisp Cotton, for the cabinet.  A couple of coats of our chalky finish Furniture Paint and a touch of distressing did the trick for the new look.



And now for the after picture:


Wowza!  What a transformation!  And a large improvement from the dog crate that used to reside in the corner of her room (no, no,  I didn’t make that up - there really was a dog crate in the corner before).


So tell me, what are your latest furniture painting project ideas?  What’s been your favorite transformation so far? Drop your ideas and thoughts in comments below!


Until next time,

Krista

Krista Howard
Krista Howard



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