Sunday, March 17, 2013

Radio Weekend Update

Well, the radio is painted.

See? Blue. The part that isn't painted will be covered by a fabric or paper-covered insert that I have yet to find. Or rather, I bought two pieces of fabric, got them home and didn't like either of them. I'm going to have to broaden the search. However, I did have one piece of luck. 

While out thrifting, I found a stemware rack ready for mounting with screws and everything. It was $4 at my local Goodwill, as opposed to $30 as places like the Container Store. I was afraid I was going to have to cut it down, but as it turns out, it's exactly the right size. I just have to prime, paint and install it.

You just never know what you're going to find in a thrift store.

As for what comes next? Well, I've made a YHL-style project list because this project has turned out to be a bit more complicated than I had imagined. It's the first serious re-purposing of a piece of furniture that I've done so I've gone ahead and made a list:

- Refinish exterior of radio cabinet
- Sand and paint interior of radio cabinet
- Prime, paint and install stemware rack
- Measure speaker opening, cut, prime & paint or cover, and install wood
- Build, prime, paint and install shelf for bottles
- Source and install casters for base of unit
- Source and install slide-out serving tray for drink-making

I've done a lot of research on some of the other things I need to get, so it looks like I'm going shopping!

So what have you been up to this weekend? Tackle any big projects?
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