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Vinyl Records Decoration?
RentAHero
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Posted: 2004-07-10 3:45 pm   Permalink

I've often seen in magazines and such, people taking there old Vinyl Records (the cases) and using them as mini posters on there wall. The look (in my opinion) is great with all the old style 50's-60's grafix. I was wondering if anyone here in Tiki Central has done this and how they went about doing it, I mean I'm sure there has to be a better way then to just nail the cases to the wall, or if there is a link anyone knows off hand. Thanks in advance everyone!

 
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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2004-07-10 3:51 pm   Permalink

There are several people here who can give you better ideas than this, but if you're not handy (or just lazy), Restoration Hardware has these:
http://www.restorationhardware.com/page.jhtml?type=product&categoryId=cat290015&id=94

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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-07-10 4:09 pm   Permalink

Yeah those are nice..I have a few. I(yuc)KEA has some big square frames that the sleeves look nice in too, and some smaller ones that fit 45's. I think even some record stores sell frames as well.


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tikilee
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From: The Enchanted Mitten
Posted: 2004-07-10 5:13 pm   Permalink

Great topic RentaHero, I've always liked that look as well. I've picked up a couple of Tiki/Hawaiian/Exotica albums over the years and am also looking for a way to display them. I've bought one of those record frames and they look great, but for $12.00 a frame it will be a bit pricey to frame all. I've been thinking about making my own out of shoe moulding and plexiglass. Any links or advice.....



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2004-07-10 8:35 pm   Permalink

I decorated the walls of my first house entirely with album covers. I was exceedingly poor at the time and just put them up with thumb tacks.



I didn't have the nerve to do it again on the freshly painted walls of my second house, so whenever I see album frames on sale, I pick up as many as I can afford.



(I suck at posting pictures.)

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FreakBear
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Posted: 2004-07-10 8:51 pm   Permalink

Your better than me at posting pics!

Have you ever made your own record frames?
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Tiki-Kate
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2004-07-10 9:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-10 20:51, FreakBear wrote:
Your better than me at posting pics!

Have you ever made your own record frames?




You should have seen my post before I edited it. Tiny pictures. They still didn't turn out as big as I wanted them to be. Oh well.

No. I've never tried making record frames. I've sure thought about it often enough though. I'd like to make some out of bamboo. I just bought a bunch of albums with luau scenes on the covers, and I thought I'd put them on the dining room wall.


 
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FreakBear
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Posted: 2004-07-10 9:07 pm   Permalink

I've actually thought of laser-copying my album jackets and framing the copies. But the albums are too big for scanner or copier. Has anyone had luck with this?

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Unkle John
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Posted: 2004-07-11 12:41 pm   Permalink

ABC Distributors has some frames for sale pretty cheap. My wife's compnay orders from them all the time, so we ordered 10 pairs. Hey I have alot of records and $5.95 is a great deal for a pair! You get a choice of silver, black or dark walnut for the frame color.

heres the url:
http://www.abcdistributing.com/store/074OF1/324b.cfm?q=album%20frames&prevIndex=0&nextIndex=2&t=2&cart=

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Kono
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Posted: 2004-07-11 6:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the link Unkle John! That's a great deal.

 
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Unkle John
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Posted: 2004-07-11 7:06 pm   Permalink

No problem guys, what's a good unkle for if he can't find good stuff for you all (and teach you how to drink and smoke... but that's besides the point)
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-07-11 10:50 pm   Permalink

I did a row of records all along the upper edge of the walls in Aku Hall.

I just used a 1/4" square dowel and some basic moulding to make a little shelf. If you get some moulding about 1" high, and nail it to the dowel (so that it forms an L-shape when seen from the side), just nail that to the wall.

Then, to keep the records from falling forwards, I put thumb tacks into the wall about 3" from the top of the wall, near the ceiling, spaced every fourth record or so. I stretched fishing line between the tacks to keep the records in place. It's elegant and invisible. Holds 'm roght against the wall without the need to create another dowel-n-moulding shelf along the tops of the records.






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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2004-07-12 03:10 am   Permalink

i have alot of vinyl and bought a bunch of those restoration hardware frames. i love them - i switch the albums out seasonally and for special occasions. right now - i have the ladies of love going...

all the covers feature lovely ladies lounging in their best dress up clothes or less... my favorite is "Warm and Tender" with a scantilly clad girl stroking her 'kitty cat' in her lap while reclining on a furry pink rug.


 
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tikilee
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From: The Enchanted Mitten
Posted: 2004-07-12 10:35 am   Permalink

$5.95 A pair!!!!!!!! Thanks for the link Uncle John, your rock!!! You're a little late to be my smoking and drinking mentor though, I owe that to George Thorogood's Greatest Hits.

Tikibars, I love the way you displayed your album collection. I knew molding would work but i didn't know exactly how. Just like those damn algebra questions. You know the result, you just don't know how to get there. Thanks for the pics.
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johnnievelour
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From: LongBeach
Posted: 2004-07-12 2:51 pm   Permalink

I made 3 for my wife awhile back. I built them so they could hold 6 or 7 record s with an opening at the top to slide them out. Htey stuck out of the wall about 1 inch. They are great for displaying covers when we get new ones.
i dont have any pictures of them yet, I had to take them down when I moved in. We had to make room for other stuff. i expect to be putting them back up soon.


 
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