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Retro Record Cabinet in Chalk Paint

In my last Thrifty Thursday post I shared a photo of the record cabinet I scored at an op shop. Here she is in all shiny and RED!

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I love this piece. Retro style is definitely my cup of tea, but I hardly ever find anything in my price range in my area. And while this girl had some issues (the top had a couple of cracks) I still think she’s amazing!

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The photos above are from outside my home, just after I’d taken her out of the car. You can see the usual dirt and dust – the guy at the op shop told me that they had only just been unloaded when I walked in. Talk about timing! I also bought a couple of bedsides and a chest of drawers so the car was jam packed – Emma and Harry were slightly squashed in the back seat from all the junk I’d pulled out of the boot. The things we do…

I used the chalk paint recipe I found at The Apprentice Extrovert (1 part water, 1 part plaster of paris, 3 part paint) and I always knew I wanted to paint her red. It just seemed right, and I picked Kimono Red at the paint shop because it was just dark enough not to be fire engine style. I’ve left the inside original.

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I don’t actually have any records, or a record player for that matter, though DK has a couple. I think he keeps them for nostalgia, as they’re in a bag along with some of his old soccer jerseys from his teenage years. So, this one is destined for my next market, unless she finds a new home sooner

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What about you – do you like a bit of retro style?

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