Boy did I have fun creating this fine piece of furniture! It started with a classically styled Philco wall radio. I started by gutting it and cutting away at it to give it the new features.
I brought in an old instrument pump panel, a vintage mailbox drawer door, and a couple of vintage sewing drawers. I figured I would focus on repurposing this project by giving it some storage (or hiding) options. The mailbox drawer opens up to reveal a large box that was the bottom of an old fishing tackle box. The sewing drawers were custom fit into a compartment and supported on the inside.
On top, I used a large glass lighting globe. I figure it might be from an old airport light ground fixture. I created a custom housing out of copper and brass parts and fabricated a housing for the internal light.
Next came the fun part of painting it up just to take it right back down with some downhome distressing. The awesome colors and "dirtiness" came with the help of some Annie Sloan chalk paints and waxes.