I bought this old, dirty radio cabinet awhile back thinking I would give it an updated look. I sort of let it lay around for awhile waiting for some inspiration. Well, a few days ago I set up at The Fancy Flea, a vintage home and garden market, in Lakeland, Florida and as usual, I came home full of energy and inspiration.
In the next picture you will see the "before".
Even though it was beat up pretty bad, it was sturdy and I like the way the doors swing open all the way around the sides.
My intention was to prime black, finish with white, then distress letting some of the black show through.
During the project I changed my mind on the color.
After I painted the inside white, something was bleeding through. I spritzed the spots with Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint and loved the color immediately.
I would add the glaze then quickly wipe it off.
If it dried out while I was wiping it off I just gave it a swipe with a damp rag.
I know it is clean inside and out and it is ready to use.
My plan was to paint the hardware but the original color of the handles turned out to be perfect.
This paint job looks naturally old.
I didn't do a heavy distress and none of the black ever showed through.