Friday, June 5, 2009

Goodwill Find: Old Timey Radio

Hello everyone!

I'd like to report that I've emerged from my hidey-hole of Simming it up, but I'm sad to say I really haven't. It's fun and all, but it's a huge time sink and I just don't have a ton of time to waste on it. Maybe I'll have time this weekend.

One another note, I have been looking for a old radio for some time now. I listen to NPR every chance I get. So what better place to have a radio, than in my new craft room? I bought one from the 1960's at Goodwill for $3.00 awhile back but the reception was horrible. A few weeks ago I was scanning my favorite Goodwill and spotted this beauty. It was $9.99. I picked it up, put it in my cart. I wanted it to "talk to me." {If you ever shop with me I do this often. I pick up items and walk around with them while I shop. By the time I'm finished if I still love it, I get it. I'm stupid}

Anyway, I ended up putting him back only to get to my car and realize this old timey radio was meant to be mine. With a little TLC, he fits in perfectly.


Here he is before his makeover.


I roughed him up with some sand paper


I taped off on the areas I didn't want to get marred with paint and primed him.


I used a gloss beige color from Valspar


Tada! Kenya was closely supervising the whole time.



Kinda cute huh? One thing I am stuck on is that little wooden block piece on the front. I can't get it off. Any ideas on what I can do to cover it up?

kristina Sig copy


Averill said...

Super cute; they just don't make 'em like they used to! How is the reception on it?

Kristina with a K said...

Perfect! Most radios having a hard time picking up the station that is NPR but this one is perfect :)

Lori said...

Hi Kristina. I found you through Mammarazzi and took the suggestion to visit the blogger who commented before me. That would be you! What a great blog you have!! I'm a follower! I love to redo stuff. I'm a scrapper/paper artist mostly, but dabble in many other crafts as well. LOVE your radio. It's so cute. I'm glad I found your blog.

modern eve said...

i am continually impressed with your crafty posts! thanks for voting for modern eve!

Kristina with a K said...

Thank you and I'm so glad you found me, Lori!!!

Voted again today Eve!!

Mrs.Zeus said...

Oh my goodness Kristina, you are one domesticated wifey!!! I love what youve done to it, not only you preserved its sentimental value, it looks exceptionally vintage and adorable!!!

Thanks for stopping by!