I have acquired an old, table top radio. The radio does not work and is quite distressed looking.
My original plan is to remove the internal components and retain the shell of the radio. I would then insert an iPod docking station. I have a Halloween playlist from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The songs have that old time sound to them (poor quality). My scene would include some old furniture, a flashing lamp, and a Bucky skeleton rocking back and forth. It will be activated by a motion sensor.
My question is this: Should I refinish the radio and use it as an everyday docking station or keep it old and ratty looking? I'm somewhat of a furniture restorer. As you can tell, I'm undecided on this one. Any opinions or insight would be appreciated.