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Vintage Radio Cabinet Painted Turquoise and Green

Monday, July 15th, 2013
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 Turquoise and green look great together.

I noticed this when painting my grain sack inspired table.

On the table makeover, I taped off the areas for the turquoise stripes with green frog tape……see where I’m going with this…..the turquoise stripe really perked up against the green tape. So then and there I decided I had to use the two colors together in a paint project.

So this is the project!


Vintage Radio Cabinet Painted Turquoise and Green




I purchased this piece at a local flea market/antique mall.

She was in pretty good shape although backless.

That’s a pretty easy fix.

The Junktion Technical Specialist cut a back from wood we had on hand, then attached the back with a nail gun.


I really wanted to play up the details on this piece. I mean…..they were just screaming for attention.



Her legs are nice but were probably a lot nicer before someone cut them down.



Do you see the white accents here and there on the details?

The turquoise and green needed a little……separation?

Later this week, I’ll share all the makeover details, how-to’s, etc.

(psst) updated 7/19/2013 click here to see the paint tutorial and the creative hardware ideas.

What do you think?

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54 Responses

  1. Cathy says:

    I love those colors together.. And the little bit of white sets it off so nicely… Great transformation….
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  2. April says:

    WOW!! Love the detail. What an amazing job. The photo shows all the work you did to bring out the beauty in the piece.

  3. Mary Jane says:

    Love the finished cabinet!!! Great color combo. Where did you get that gorgeous hardware????

    • Kathy Owen says:

      I put the hardware together from parts I had then painted and distressed them. Watch for the tutorial post on this piece where I will have pics with details!

  4. I love, love, love this color combination! Your cabinet is GORGEOUS!
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  5. Christopher says:

    WOW! I love it!!!

  6. LaVerne says:

    Hi Cathy, I have a cabinet very much the same (without the legs cut off). It has the most beautiful detail on it but of course it’s getting so very old. thank you for telling us what the cabinet is! Yes, I love the two colors together and the white for separation was an excellent choice. It’s beautiful!

  7. Linda says:

    wt brand and colors did you use??

    • Kathy Owen says:

      You’re going to hate me Linda. The turquoise I mixed from latex paints I had on hand and the green is a purchase from Habitat Restore and the mix colors on the top are covered with paint. Sorry!

  8. Marcee says:

    Extra-special-gorgeous ….. I want it!!!!

    This could fit into most any decor …. a conversation piece. In the kitchen to use for dishes, etc. …. so great. Maybe with touches of yellow. Perfect!

    You got it goin on Kathy!!!

    P.S. Flowers are a fab touch!

  9. Alice says:

    Absolutely love it. Can’t wait for the details.

  10. Alli Cox says:

    Gorgeous! Love it! The colors together– totally unexpected, but totally work! Obsessed!
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  11. love the color! BEAUTIFUL :)

  12. Helen says:

    So pretty….I love the colors. I think my favorite is the hardware…stunning : )

  13. Therena says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the colors!

  14. Great job Kathy! Love that you snuck in the green.

  15. katie says:

    Beautiful job on the cabinet!

  16. Megin says:

    Beautiful color(s), Kathy! I love the pretty legs, too.
    I’m visiting you today from Project Inspired. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
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  17. Love the colors, it’s so pretty and fun!
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  18. Totally pinned this! Those colors look ah.mazing together!
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  19. kathy says:

    I like those colors together and I never thought about putting them together. I cannot wait for the tutorial!

  20. Pamela says:

    What a beautiful piece!

  21. Michele says:

    Adorable! This blue just pops on the brick. Pinned:)
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  22. Deneen says:

    Kathy I love this piece! Beautiful color combo! Nice to meet a fellow Tennessean!

  23. Love it!! Turquoise and green are two of my favourite colors… they do look fab together! I just painted a little desk turquoise and the chair mint green… love how it pops! Great job:) Thanks for sharing this super fun piece- I found you through Project Inspired today!
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  24. I have to say this is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. I just recently did apost on Turquoise and Gold inspirations and this is also a great color combo. Plus that piece of furniture is unique. I think it’s great that you took a radio cabinet and made it into something different.

    -Brittany Ruth

  25. Dar says:

    Those are two of my fave colors! Looks beautiful!
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  26. Tammie says:

    Most Awesome!!

  27. I am IN LOVE with this radio cabinet. Absolutely B-U-TEE-FUL! I came over to visit from Savvy Southern Style and now you’ve got me . . . following on Bloglovin’. I look forward to future posts. Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew
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  28. Suzan says:

    Beautiful Kathy – love the 2 colors together –
    ( blue and green should never be seen? ) who ever came up with that DID not have your vision :)
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  30. Lori says:

    What a beautiful finish. I love the colors and the addition of the new hardware was a really nice touch. Well done!
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  31. Jamie Koenig says:

    I love how it came out. I also like how you used completely different hardware and it pops!
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  32. Erica says:

    Super cute! I love the colors and the white details.
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  33. Beautiful Kathy! I love the two colors together…and the white details are perfect.
    Thanks for sharing on Project Inspire{d}.. Pinned!
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  34. kate blue says:

    love loe love…my computer armoire is begging for a re-do and its a shame you used your own custom blend paint :):):)…great idea to add the touches of white in there, makes it look very very expensive.

  35. I love love love the way you painted this! Oh…I wish I had a little cabinet like this. I’d love it if you linked it up at my weekly party on Monday – Mod Mix Monday at
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  36. Milita says:

    Amazing. I’m so in love with this!!!

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  42. Kathy you really have a great imagination! The blue and green do look fabulous together. Your pieces always turn out beautifully. I will definitely be sharing this (and the other blue cabinet) in my roundup. Thanks for sharing it!
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  44. michelle kuznia says:

    I really like your choices. Do you ever use Martha Stewart metals to paint detail? Would I tape it off or freehand if I was adding copper to outside of cabinets already painted duck egg blue and dark wax?

    • Kathy Owen says:

      I’ve never used it for details but I think it would look great. I would probably free hand with the copper and just keep a wet rag handy to wipe off any stray paint.

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  46. Pamela says:

    I adore it! It is absolutely gorgeous! I want to paint like you!

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