Retro Sound Desk
Using the drawers in this manner was more compact and it was perfect for the old hi-fi system I’d just bought from an auction for $40. As a lover of music, I still play original recordings – so I need analog musical playing devices which include a CD and tape deck. I’m a bit of a purist about my vinyl so I use an early 1950’s Phillips floor standing player in original (and perfect) condition. I’ll post on that separately another time.
Anyway, on to the making of the Retro Sound Desk!
The paint finish was a work of pure inspiration. Often, my partner and I talk about how to finish a piece so that the appearance of the design matches the functionality and personality of the piece. We knew it had to be decorative and dramatic but the speakers had set a precedent: it couldn’t be too ‘matchy-matchy’. Therefore, we experimented with an irregular pinstripe in red, black and gold. You can see the results above.
If you would like to see a more detailed description of how I made this you can look at this instructables link.