Thursday, 27 June 2019

#SprayNewLife Vintage Stereo Upcycle

OK nothing and I mean NOTHING gets me as excited as when I find a piece of furniture that I know would KILL with a facelift.  This was one of them.  A $15 Facebook marketplace find and some elbow grease and voila!! I give you the newest addition to my living room!



I hunted for quite a while for one that had great lines.  I knew I wanted it to be white so with that in mind it had to have detail that popped.  This was it for me. Here is the before pic:



So when I was invited to participate in Rustoleum's #SprayNewLife campaign and contest, of course I said yes because spray paint makes everything better!  I knew the stereo would be the perfect piece for this campaign.  Just LOOK at those crescent moon handles.  Seriously gaga over here!

Here is a bit of a visual diary of the process but I am including all the steps below because maybe this inspired you to go hunting for a vintage piece that you can give new life to.

And because I know a zillion of your will ask, YES...I spray painted the fabric speaker covers.  I just unscrewed speakers from back and went to town.  It took a LOT of paint to cover the orange, but I kept adding layers til it covered.

The steps are listed below but check out my project and more right on the Rustoleum website here: Vintage Stereo Upcycle











Vintage Stereo Upcycle 
Difficulty Level: 1
Estimated Time: 3 days including dry time


List of Materials:


Rustolueum Painter’s Touch Ultra Coverage 2X Blossom White
Rustoleum Primer Painter’s Touch White
Rustoleum Metallic Gold
Drill & bits (to remove hardware and speakers)
220 grit sandpaper & sander
Tack cloth or rag
Mask for sanding


Do something great for the earth and your wallet!
Make something old new again and bring new life to a vintage stereo with a Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Coverage 2X.

1. Prepare piece by sanding with fine grit (220) sandpaper. Remove any dust with a damp rag or tack cloth.
2. Remove hardware and speakers from the inside.
3.  Place stereo on drop cloth/cardboard on top of an old pallet. Keeping it raised up makes spraying around the bottom of the stereo easier.
4.  Shake primer can well then spray stereo using slow back and forth motions, slightly overlapping for even coverage. The primer allows better paint adhesion and a longer-lasting finish. Allow primer to dry for one hour or 48 hours before applying paint.
5.  Shake Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X in White Blossom for one minute. Apply paint in the same manner as primer. Recoat within one hour or after 48 hours.
6.  Spray hardware colour of your choice. This project used Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray Paint in Gold.
7.  Allow project to dry at least 24 hours before handling and reassembling.
8.  Reassemble hardware and speakers inside stereo.

For more DIYs & inspiration, come on over & find me on Instagram here >>> COCONUTSANDCAFFEINE
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