ask Mr. Kate: how to decorate with records?
A while ago I got this big box of records from my dad’s friend. I took out all the good records with good songs but now I’m stuck with big box of records with no significance to me. I hung a few on my walls which looks really cool but I still have a lot left do you have any ideas on what I should do with them?
Vinyl records are wonderful things. I have a small collection of them and play them on a record player I got at K-Mart! There is a great vintage quality to the sound and they’re fun to have around as a decor element as well. But I totally get your dilemma, too many records can be clutter, especially if you don’t listen to them, so here are some ideas that may work for your excess vinyl…
Decorating with Records:
Record Curtains: punch or drill holes in the records and connect them with twine, key rings or zip ties. Then hang them from the ceiling, as a room divider, or against a wall as art!
Record Cover Art: use narrow floating shelves (like these) to display funky album artwork. hang the shelves close together so it forms a whole wall of record art!
Records with Vinyl Wall Decal: I love the use of the Banksy art vinyl wall decal with the records in place of the balloons. Girl with Balloons decal sold here!
Record Clock: a pretty classic upcycle to do with an old record – all you need is a record and a battery operated clock movement. You can also paint records with acrylic paint to fun them up. I recently bought some clock movements to do some record clocks of my own…DIY pending!
Record Bowl: then there is always the classic record bowl. If it were me, I’d make a bunch of these and arrange them all over the wall with one nail stuck through the middle, to hang each one, and create a sculptural art piece!
I hope this gives you some ideas and let us know what you come up with for your own unique space!
- mr. kate
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