13 May 2010

Radio Cabinet Redo, Part 1

Hi everyone!  So excited to see so many new faces!  I thought I'd share a project I've been working on with Tanner for the last couple days. We're not done yet, hence the part 1 dealy-do. 

I bought this old radio cabinet for next to nothing, and decided it needed a new purpose.  Not that the whole radio thing wasn't cool but....my radio is now is literally like
3'' x 1 1/2''. 



Check out that awesome speaker carpeting! Reminds me of this...

Anyway...I totally know exactly what we're going to do with it!  I think I'll save that for part 2...

We figured the carpeting had to go...so I got to go in from the backside (which is totally open right now...a huge reason why it was so cheap) and rip those suckers out.
I didn't expect this...although I totally should have...


Lets count the spiders together!  1....2....66....

So I had to get past that whole....situation...

That's just ONE corner of ONE drawer, mind you.  I don't want to talk about the ones I found with my hand while painting. 

So after my blood pressure went back down, I realized that next came sanding.  Sandpaper is one of those things in life that I can't even think about without getting goosebumps.  I've got them right now just thinking about it!!!

Needless to say, it takes me a VERY long time to sand anything.  Tanner helped me, and by the time I got done with one side, he had finished the other sides haha.



Like my method of sanding?  Circles...then some straight lines...and a nike swoosh....
But ta-da!  It still gets done!


Minus the creepy speaker carpet!!



So now that the horrible little 8-legged skeletons are out of it, it's all sanded down, and ready for a fresh coat of paint....I'll leave you with a sneak peek & see you tomorrow with the finished product. ;)  Can you guess what it's going to be?



15 comments:

Christina said...

YUCK I about died when I saw those spiders! Love the cabinet can't wait to see the finished product!

Nancy said...

I like it white! Hmmmm, if you keep those criss-crossy things in the front, I could see wine bottles going in there. But you'd have to build in support from the back,so I don't know. That's the only thing that came to mind, but I know that's not it. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Nancy

Jenna said...

oh wow it's looking so much better already! I can't wait to see what you do with it :)

KarenSue said...

I like what I see. I always think about redoing but it doesn't get done. Maybe when I move to Montana.
I'm happy to let everyone know about your show.

Kelley said...

This is so awesome! I can't wait to see what you did with it. :)

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melody-mae said...

I cannot wait to see the finale!!! :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I *can* guess what it's gonna be....AWESOME!

Oh my, most of my vintage finds have to be de-bugged once I get 'em home, so I'm totally feelin' ya!

XO,
Anne

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Cute cabinet..

Martha said...

I'm horrible, horrible at guessing...but I think it is going to look great! Can't wait to see it:)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love it! Love your sweet birthmark too. My sister has one and I always felt left out. I never could find mine. I know I have one here somewhere...it's probably under this crazy hair of mine. Anyway...your cabinet came out beautiful!!! Have a great weekend my friend~ xoxox Susie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

i'm loving it, exp the color! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
XO
Kristin

Robyn said...

THE suspense is KILLLLLLLING me! GAWD I wish I lived closer to come to this sale and that my back was healed from surgery so I could walk around and see all you YUMMINESS! I'm so flip flappan excited for you!

Kathy said...

Love, Love, Love this and can't wait to see the finished gem!

michelle b @ every little thing said...

yay!! i just redid a record cabinet for my little sons room!! i can't wait to see a full pic!!
and tell me how your market went!!!!