My Black & White Painted Radio Cabinet

by | Feb 16, 2018

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Welcome to my very own little piece of Wonderland…. also known as my “office”!

Don’t they always say…. “do what you love and you will never feel like you are working”… or something like that?  Well, I say….. “surround yourself with what you love…. so even when you DO have to “work” (because let’s face it…. most of us are “working”…… who are we kidding)…. it will feel a heck of a lot better”!  So I created an office space in my home that is full of whimsy and wonder, and old and new, and a crazy mix of color, grounded by black and white!

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I purchased this vintage radio cabinet about 8 years ago.  I originally painted it a deep Mediterranean blue and used it as a key cabinet in our foyer.  When we made the change to “grey” in our home… we moved it into my office.  We went from a brown to a grey transformation in my foyer, dining room AND bedroom!!

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Now that it is redone….. I placed it dead center on my gallery wall and decided to make it a feature piece in that space.

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I chose the simple color design of black, white and gold.  Which brings me to the sole purpose of this blog post!

GOLD!

I am SO OFTEN asked what my “go-to” metallic gold paints are… as I use them a lot!!!

Today….. I give you Gilding Wax in Gold by Dixie Belle!

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Every single time I use this product… I am just as impressed as the first time!

And I always want to share!!!  This is NOT a sponsored post!  I just get so excited…. and really hope to encourage you to give their product a try!

It is the best metallic highlighting product on the market in my opinion!  It’s easy to apply…. just as you see in the photo below.  I use my FINGER to apply it…. because you know…. I’m #fancy like that!  You just get a bit out of the little tub onto your finger and lightly rub or brush over the area you want to apply the highlight!  That’s it!!!  If you need it to thin a bit, mix with a top coat first.

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For this project…. I wanted to highlight the carved areas on each door front.  This would take hours of work with gold paint and a small brush.  Not to mention controlling the flow of liquid paint.  In the photo below you can see the difference between highlighting the door with gold… and the bit of the door without.  It is a HUGE difference…. and it was so fast and easy!!!  I just lightly grazed my finger over the raised areas of the carvings for dramatic results.

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For a solid coverage…. like the trim work you see below…. I almost always use Gilding Wax in Gold.  It’s pretty amazing paint in the tiniest little tub!

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So here you go…. one last look into my office! And because I know you will ask….. the radio cabinet is painted in Dixie Belle Paint Caviar (black) and Cotton (white).  This paint needs NO primer or sealer!  You simply paint a coat or two and walk away!  It is a super hardy and durable paint that I have used over and over in my own home!

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Here are some Amazon links for the products I used.

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I wrote a blog about this fun wallpaper because I am asked about it ALL. THE. TIME. You’re going to ask me about the cute pink rug, get it here. And the wall color is Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray.

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See you next week!

XOXO,

Tracey

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4 Comments

  1. Sallie Flesher

    My friend has followed your blog for quite awhile and I have just recently signed up myself. I love your style. I love everything you do. Today is my birthday, and I opened up the email from you this morning and it said “I hope you are kicked back with your morning coffee and feeling no pressure to do ANYTHING! And that’s exactly what I was doing at that moment. So fun. Love your office, love that wild wallpaper that I would put somewhere in my house in a heartbeat. Thank you for all you share! Love your blog. You are so talented.

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Sallie!!! Happy Birthday a day late!!! You made my day with this comment! I appreciate your friend for leading you here to my blog! Please tell her for me! And I love that you took the time to read AND respond with such kind words on YOUR BIRTHDAY! I look forward to sharing more with you!
      XOXO,T

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  2. Heather K Tracy

    Oh, my GOODNESS!
    I am in love with your creative space, Tracey. Such a perfect blend of sophistication and whimsy. It expresses your Soul perfectly.
    That Radio Cabinet??? So gorgeous…and YES: Rub n Buff is awesome. Yep.
    And thank you for the lovely shout-out, my precious friend. You lift my heart. xox

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