Transform an antique radio cabinet into the perfect storage piece by removing the radio and replacing it with shelves.
HOW TO TRANSFORM AN ANTIQUE RADIO CABINET INTO A STORAGE PIECE: REMOVE RADIO, ADD SHELVES, PAINT CABINET
HOW TO TRANSFORM AN ANTIQUE RADIO CABINET INTO A STORAGE PIECE
I went back to the flea market shop and was glad to see the cabinet was still there. It was a mess but it was still calling my name.
There was a lot of missing veneer and the top was a disaster plus the base and legs were falling apart. The JTS and I will have to take the radio out and do a major overhaul if this piece is going to look like anything.
MAKE ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS TO THE RADIO CABINET
The first thing my hubby did was remove the base and start gluing the legs and joints back together.
The top of the base was coming apart as was the bottom, and the legs were all wobbly. I’m surprised the cabinet didn’t fall over. That’s how bad it was.
REMOVE THE RADIO FROM THE CABINET
Next, we started removing all of the insides. Finding the screws and bolts holding everything in place and figuring out how to proceed was half the battle.