Radiola Cabinet Makeover

Date
Jun, 14, 2017

This post is sponsored by The FAT Paint Company but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a furniture makeover but it felt good to get back to my bloggy roots and work on a piece! This month for our Monthly DIY Challenge, we teamed up with The FAT Paint Company to all tackle a piece of furniture using their paint products. A friend of ours gave us this old Radiola cabinet back when we were in Erie and it’s just been sitting in our garage waiting for some love. I can’t decide if I’m going to sell it or keep it but I’m loving how it turned out.

Radiola Cabinet Makeover

Here’s where it started. I have to say, when I first started blogging I would pretty much paint anything. I’ve since grown an appreciation for wood furniture and have become very anti-painting some pieces. This guy however, was pretty beat up and a fresh coat of paint was the perfect thing to give it some new life.

Radio Cabinet Makeover

I love learning the history behind the pieces I work on too. Our friend who gave it to us is from Buffalo, NY and this used to be her aunts. I think she told me she used it as a sewing table but I can’t remember. We’ve had it for so long! But I looked up Denton, Cottier & Daniels and they specialize in selling pianos and organs.

Vintage Radio Cabinet

Everything on the inside has been removed and I didn’t really do much to it. I left it unpainted, but it’d be fun to come up with a new use for it.

Taping off Radio Cabinet for paint

So first up I gave the whole outside a good cleaning and sanding to give my paint something to stick to and taped around the top edges.

Scuff Sanding Before Paint

Prepping Radio Cabinet for Paint

Then it was time to dig into the good stuff.

Fat Paint Company

I used the color Raven, which on the FAT Paint website looks almost black but it’s more of a dark navy blue. Shocker that I would paint something blue isn’t it? 😉

First Coat Coverage

I’ve never used this paint before but I have to say that I really love it. It’s a nice silky smooth consistency and goes on really well. It also dries really fast which is a huge plus for me since I’m usually working during nap time. I saw great coverage after one coat, but decided to do 2 coats to make sure everything was even.

And I totally thought this piece was due last month so I was scrambling to get it done right before our bathroom reveal only to realize I had a wholeeee nother month left. ha. So I waited a little while between the paint and the top coat.

After the first coat of the Clear Top Coat I noticed it was a little streaky. I’m not sure if it was the temperature outside, the brush I was using to apply it or something else but I let it fully dry and did a light sanding over the whole piece to even it back out. I did two more coats and sanded between those as well. You can still see some streaks, but the sanding definitely helped.

FAT Paint also has a Natural FAT Wax you can use as a top coat that you can check out if you’d rather use a wax over a liquid.

I updated the old knobs with some more modern ones I picked up at Hobby Lobby that add the perfect little pop of wood and gold.

Overall I’m super happy with this guy. Right now it’s up in our bedroom and I’m kinda digging it, but I might end up selling it; we’ll see!

Radio Cabinet Makeover

Black radio Cabinet Flip

Wood Hardware

Painted Radio Cabinet

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And we’ve got an extra little surprise for you guys this month – there’s a giveaway! FAT Paint was kind enough to offer one of our readers a pint of paint in the color of their choice and some of their Natural Finishing Wax. You can enter below – good luck!

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And don’t forget to check out all the awesome furniture makeovers from the rest of the Monthly Challenge crew!

Radiola Cabinet Makeover

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20 Comments

  1. Reply

    Claire Anderson

    June 19, 2017

    Looks like you’ve done such a great job. I love all the interesting little details on the cupboard and those handles make the cupboard ‘sing’ with style.

  2. Reply

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    June 19, 2017

    What a beautiful makeover, Bre! Love the color

  3. Reply

    Kelci

    June 17, 2017

    Love it! Also love the bowl on top- may I ask where you got if from? Thanks!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 18, 2017

      Thank you!! I found it at a local thrift store 🙂

  4. Reply

    Diego Lopes

    June 16, 2017

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that this makeover is simply stunning. I love the deep black you gave it, made it look even more elegant. Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 18, 2017

      Thank you so much Diego!!

  5. Reply

    Michelle

    June 16, 2017

    It’s crazy how ‘you’ this piece has become with a little dark blue paint and those gorgeous drawer pulls! It ties in so nicely with your decor and the floors as well!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 18, 2017

      Aw thank you so much Michelle!!

  6. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street

    June 14, 2017

    Beautiful makeover, Bre!

  7. Reply

    Amanda Fettig

    June 14, 2017

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! That black is stunning, along with those handles. I love it!!

  8. Reply

    Leigh Anne

    June 14, 2017

    Gorgeous piece!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 18, 2017

      Thanks Leigh Anne!!

  9. Reply

    Kristi

    June 14, 2017

    What a gorgeous piece! LOVE that moody black!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 14, 2017

      Thanks Kristi!! <3

  10. Reply

    Anne

    June 14, 2017

    Interested in the drawer pulls too!!!
    Anne

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 14, 2017

      Sorry, meant to include that! They are from Hobby Lobby 🙂

  11. Reply

    BamaCarol

    June 14, 2017

    Love those handles. Where did they come from?

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 14, 2017

      Oops forgot to include that! They are from Hobby Lobby 🙂

  12. Reply

    Bev

    June 14, 2017

    Luv it! I have just the right piece to transform! Where did you get the drawer pulls?
    Thx,
    Bev

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 14, 2017

      Thank you! They are from Hobby Lobby 🙂

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