Hello there my friends! How is your week going? I am doing well besides the fact that I have had a migraine for the past TWO days. BOO! BUT it is all good, because I can hardly wait to share a How To Makeover a 1970s Stereo with homemade chalky paint.
Isn’t she lovely? Let me tell and show you ALL the details.
If you remember, I found this thrift store find for $30. The turntable works great and the radio sounds wonderful. I know, fun, right?
BUT, I was absolutely smitten with the style, the curves, and all the details. There was only one small chip on the right side. And for $30, I could hardly wait to load it in my car. The creative juices were flowing.
I did have some reservations, though.
The speakers. Those were my reservation. I wanted to paint this piece, BUT how would I replace the fabric on the speakers? I was nervous. I looked at the stereo when I got home. I took the back off and there wasn’t anyway to reach the speakers without ruining the piece.
All my worry was for not. With my homemade chalky paint, I painted right over the fabric. I was careful not to “soak” them for fear of destroying the speakers. AS you can see, the gold, rusty velvet is now a lovely gray. AND, they work perfectly!
Now on to more of the details of How To Makeover a 1970s Stereo …
I was careful as I painted. I wanted a professional looking job. I painted and re-painted until I got the look I wanted for our cottage in the desert.
Can you believe the difference? It is like night and day. AND, I feel like I updated and brought new life to this piece.
As a side note…for those of you that don’t like painting wood. The whole front and sides are a veneer. Which actually means plastic. So I didn’t “ruin” the integrity of the piece in any way. I also did not paint the inside. I wanted it left as is, for nostalgia.
Thanks for joining me today so I could show you How To Makeover a 1970s Stereo .
I hope you have a delightful day.
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