Once upon a time this was an Atwater Kent Radio Highboy Cabinet. But when I found it all that was left was the base. The radio, upper cabinet, and cross support bar were missing. Nevertheless, the remaining base was just so charming I couldn't pass it by.
BeforeDespite the missing cross support bar, the table itself was sturdy. However, it had extensive damage and a poor patch job to the sides of the top which most like resulted when the upper cabinet was removed. I decided to do my best to work with the damage and let it remain as part of its story.
|Atwater Kent Radio|
AfterI lightly sanded the top and then painted it with a thin and random coat of Graphite followed by a light wash of Coco.
The base is painted in Aubusson Blue which I then heavily distressed. I sealed the entire piece with a soft clear wax and then applied a dark glaze to further add to the aged look.
|I heavily distressed the base.|
|The existing damage on the side was incorporated into the design.|
|On it's way to the booth|