Meet Anne. She is an antique radio cabinet that I snagged up on craigslist for a REALLY good price. I did a little online research and discovered that she is an American made cabinet dated somewhere in the 1920's. Eeeeeeeeeek! (That's my squeal of excitement). I named her Anne because she's old and she's beautiful!
I left the top of the cabinet unpainted to show off the beautiful wood, and just used a couple coats of Minwax Bombay Mahoganey.
For the rest of the exterior, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Provence. This was my first time using Chalk Paint and I must say that I am in LOVE! It's so creamy and you have a lot of control over the piece.
I heavily distressed the piece to both show its age and give little peaks at the wood tone underneath. I love how the distressed places in the base compliment the unpainted top.
I left the interior alone. She is a perfect accent piece for nearly anywhere in the home. It will be sad to let her go. *tear*
Lots of Love,