Come see the gorgeous details on this repurposed radio cabinet by Andrea from Crossroad Creations with Icicle and both Natural and Antiquing Wax!

Today I am going to share with you a stunning transformation of an old radio cabinet. Being able to save a dated piece of furniture from the landfill and making it into something functional again can be very satisfying! We found this old radio cabinet at an auction and have turned it into an elegant storage piece.

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The radio had already been removed when we bought it so all we had to do was cut new shelves for the inside of the cabinet and this piece was ready to start prepping for paint. The cabinet had a very shiny finish, and required sanding in order to ensure proper adhesion when painting. After the preparation work was completed it was painted using this beautiful shade of blue, Icicle. This is what the cabinet looked like after it was painted with two coats.

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After allowing it to dry, the cabinet was finished using both the natural and antiquing waxes. Using the large wax brush, a layer of natural wax was applied to the piece. Working in sections, antiquing wax was applied using the small wax brush to ensure that it got into all the grooves and details in the carvings. After a section was covered, a microfiber cloth was used to wipe away the excess wax from the raised and flat portions of the cabinet until the desired effect was achieved. Here is a close up of what this looks like.

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The inside of the cabinet was finished using only the natural wax so that it could be used as storage without worrying about color transfer. The hardware was updated with a flat black metallic spray paint.

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I hope you enjoyed the transformation and are inspired to repurpose a piece of furniture of your own!

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Andrea {Crossroad Creations}

Hi! My name is Andrea, and together with my parents, we own Crossroad Creations in Southeastern Ontario. I feel so lucky to be on this journey with my family and hope you enjoy our creations! We are so inspired by old furniture pieces and reclaimed materials that would otherwise be forgotten. We love to repurpose, restyle and create unique pieces and are so excited to share this passion with you!

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