DIY: Radio Stand Makeover


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Being a fall/winter person, I can’t say I’m a big fan of this super hot weather. But of course I would not let that get in my way of shopping! While out on a shopping spree I came across this cool vintage radio cabinet/stand. I love the shape of this stand and couldn’t wait to get it home to put back together and paint.


First I had to sand it down and then clean it all off. The front drawer wouldn’t stay on, but that was the only real flaw it had.  It took me one small screw to fix it. YEAH!



Next up, painting. I went with a medium gray paint. Once the paint was dry I lightly distressed the stand all over the painted area and rubbed an ebony stain on it. I then put a water-based poly top coat in satin all over the painted sections.





I let that set up overnight. The next morning the wood was already sanded and ready to go from the day before so I got right into the staining. I used a new stain that I had never tried before, Rust-oleum wood stain in Kona. I LOVED it. It seemed a little thicker and went on smoother than what I normally use. Needless to say–I would buy it again.  And it was true–I really only had to do one coat.



I waited a couple hours for the stain to dry and then did a Wipe On Poly on all the stained wood. I didn’t do my usual Polycrylic because I wanted the top to have less of a sheen to it. After the first coat dried, I sanded the top with a 400 grit sand paper and applied another coat.





And here it is! I really like how the top turned out on this. The sheen is more of a matte but it still is durable and it is so smooth!!




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Hi, I’m Amy. I love to repurpose, refinish and decorate with thrift store finds. Making something new out of something old is what inspires me! I’m a thrift shop addict who would like to share my DIY projects with you.