I love repurposing retro furniture. With this old school stereo cabinet I found at a thrift store, the opportunity unfolded to upgrade both the look and usability of the piece.
This cabinet required major dismantling before being refinished. Inside, I found a dated turn table, 8-track player, and built in speakers. This was my second stereo cabinet re-do, and with lessons learned from my first project, I was able to tackle this project much faster.
My battery operated screwdriver was my best friend. As I removed the interior components piece by piece, space opened up for functional storage. The outer doors slid to the middle, and removing the speakers created front openings to the cabinet. I custom cut a board to place in the bottom.
I painted, glazed, and distressed the piece in Sea Blue and Off White, with Black Glaze accenting the detailed areas. Distressing revealed both the white spray primer, and original wood tones. With a couple of the original pulls missing, I replaced them with pulls spray painted black.
For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.