Find inspiration from how I’m styling my thrifted finds. I’m painting an antique radio to give it an update look.
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This month I’m sharing how I gave new life to a favorite thrifted piece and then styled it in my sunroom with other favorite finds.
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If you are coming over from Sonya Burgess Blog, welcome to my lakeside, log cabin home in The Northwoods of Wisconsin. I love decorating with my thrifted finds. It adds story, interest and character to our house.
A few years ago I went a going out of business sale at a home decor store that repainted furniture. They had lots of pieces that they hadn’t touched yet or were in the middle of working on.
One of the pieces I instantly fell in love with was this old radio cabinet.
They had started painting it white and then for some reason stopped. It was sitting in a shed for sale for $10 when I found it. The radio and record player do not work, but I still thought it was such a nostalgic, fun piece.
I left it how I found it for a few years until the paint really started to bug me. Have you ever noticed how some of the first things you are going to fix or change, you actually get used to and it takes longer to start the project than you thought it would! That was this!
You can see in the photo above how the front wood has specks of white paint.
It took me a little while to decide if I wanted to paint it red, black, dark green or white. I ended up deciding on a charcoal chalk paint..
Emma, my creative assistant at White Arrows Home, was over helping shoot some videos for Instagram, YouTube and TikTok one day last week and we got started painting. She had the idea to leave some of the wood showing and do the two tones. I love how it turned out!
To accomplish that though we had to see if we could get the white speckles off the front. Emma headed to Pinterest for ideas. We did a trial with rubbing alcohol, dish soap and
Which one do you think worked? It was the dish soap! We were surprised.
Some day I may have my electrician look and see if there is anything he could do to make it actually work. But until then I just set our vintage style turntable on top.
Our screened porch turned sunroom is the perfect home for this piece. It’s a fun place to sit and play games, read, do a puzzle or sip a cocktail in the lamplit evenings while listening to the records play.
I pick up old record albums when I see one I like in antique shops and add them to our collection. Sometimes I store them in one of my picnic baskets, sometimes an old crate.
Next up in our Sunroom project is to find the perfect wall decor.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Next up you are headed East to my friend Stacy Bricks n’ Blooms.
Other Posts to Enjoy
- Mixing Vintage and New in the Sunroom
- Screened in Porch Turned Sunroom
- Styling a Summer Table in the Sunroom
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