Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Antique Radio Upcycle


One of my husband's hobbies is brewing hard apple cider. So, when Father's Day rolled around (yes, this post is a little overdue), the kids and I had the perfect gift. 

I had bought an antique radio at a garage sale and was waiting for the perfect project. The guts were missing. It was just a shell, so don't get mad at me for destroying an old radio! It was destined for the dump, so we brought it back to life. Literally... now it's the life of the party!

My son drilled a hole in the top of the radio cabinet and we added a tap that I bought at a brew store...


We added a piece of metal to cover the empty hole where the radio once was...


When we have a party, we place a cooler filled with ice inside the cabinet, and place a keg in the cooler.

It's a fun and functional piece of history!
I'd like to imagine that long ago, this radio played beautiful music during many a party, where friends sipped on cider or other yummy spirits!



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20 comments:

  1. Such an appropriate re-use! Always the life of the party.

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  2. Awesome upcycle,, so creative I love it!

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  3. It's gorgeous. I love that you kept the wood and didn't paint it.

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  4. LOVE this great re-purposing project!!!!
    And I love that you did NOT paint it!! Some things are not made to be painted and this is definitely one of them!!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. Woa.... that's really creative! I LOVE stuff that is productive and this would be it!

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  6. Great idea - I have made them into shelving units on casters, but never this.

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  7. Fantastic project! Thanks for linking up and sharing at the Brag About It link party!

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  8. What a fun and creative transformation Virginia! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Ha-ha, what a fun and unexpected repurpose! Thanks for linking up to Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  10. This is the coolest idea ever! You are featured this week at Ivy and elephants. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  11. I'm glad that you kept this beauty from the dump...awesome makeover. It will be featured at my party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Now, THAT is a creative upcycle (and tasty too!) Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party - I'm featuring you on Wednesday!

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  13. Great save and such a clever idea. This made me think of an old radio cabinet shell I found at a flea market close to 40 years ago...oh how I wish I had it now! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party

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  14. Great save and such a clever idea. This made me think of an old radio cabinet shell I found at a flea market close to 40 years ago...oh how I wish I had it now! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party

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  15. This looks cool. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

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