Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Repurpose a Record Cabinet or What to do with an old Record Cabinet


I love old record cabinets! I love the smell of them, their quaint size, and their craftsmanship. Recently, I was at an auction, and this record cabinet came up for bid. Nobody bid on it. I'm standing there and couldn't believe how quiet the room became. What felt like 10 minutes, of course it wasn't, I raised my hand to save the record player. As soon as I decided to save him from doom, I also decided, he would become a plant stand.

If you have ever shopped for these stands, the picking is usually pretty slim.  I like to have plants, and when they grow babies, I like to share them with the world. I hate to throw out a sprout. So, if your anything like me, you end up putting them on your good furniture hoping not to over water them.

Here is the record player

I started gutting him, and took off his hinged top, sanded him and filled the holes. I really had a good time seeing all his "parts."

 I have a Silhouette Cameo, that I used to make a stencil with. I decided I wanted words and a picture. I set it up to be the same width as the speaker part in the cabinet. Fiddled around with it, and came up with a design. Then I used fabric paint and stenciled it on some cotton fabric.

A little paint, some faux finishing, and we have a plant stand!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this idea! Now to find an old record player...

    Best wishes with your blog - Monica sent me over and I can't wait to read more. I'd love to sign up but I couldn't find a followers button..?