I hauled in this excellent cabinet piece 2 weeks ago. Seasonal tip: this time of year, thrift stores need to shovel everything non-halloween and then non Christmas related out of their stores to make room for their busiest time of year. Almost all the furniture was marked down to $10 or less. This (as well as that bench I shared on Facebook) were selling for $5. And I got that piano for free! So, if you’re in the market for anything second hand, check your local shops now!
So, this is what I brought home.
It had a sweet old record player in the center console. Unfortunately it was not in proper working order. That would have been awesome.
But, I WAS able to pull it out in one piece and the kids love playing with the switches and spinning some turn table beats. *wikka-wikka-wikka-whaaa!*
So first I removed all of the internal components.
Only the center portion was built to open. So I pried off the ends and fitted them with hinges as well.
Then I spray painted everything with a thick almond white gloss paint.
Next, I closed up the back with a piece of lauan.
Lastly I painted and reattached the hardware, adding the formerly brass knobs I removed from my kitchen last year.
And there it sits. For a renovation total of roughly $16.