Wednesday, 19 November 2014

VINTAGE: Record Trolley Stand Revamp

Record Stand

Hunting in the back of a tiny closet in a bungalow up an an estate sale a month of so ago we stumbled across a vintage record holder. It was hidden behind a pile of books with records stacked in, around and all over it. While half the task was getting it out, it was a quirky enough find for us to want to take it home and make it ours especially considering it was only $10. Plus in all our hunting years, we've never come across a trolly the right size for 33's, normally they are only large enough for slotting in singles, this was a must.

Record Stand

Now this vintage record trolley, holder, storage thing (call it whatever you will) probably dates from the 50's or 60's and has some groovy little wheels and this smashing metal strip across the slots you could order your records by, if you feel so inclined. Plus the fact that it has a wooden handle to push and pull it around, for me, makes me giggle and tops it all off completely. Granted it was a little worse for wear, suffering from rust and dust and admittedly it sat in the garage until we knew what we wanted to do with it. Well actually, I kind of forgot we even found it until Joe mentioned grabbing some spray paint while we were at the Home Depot the other week. So it went from a very rusty gold to a pretty satin lagoon (don't you just love paint names?!). 

Record Stand

Some vintage pieces are perfect as they are - the vintage hamper I fixed up being a prime example of that, this record holder, not so much. Gold doesn't really fit with the furniture we have, and because we love records so much, it deserves to be a stand out piece and sometimes you just have to throw some colour out there.
Record Stand

Rust is easily enough removed from metal with some thick sandpaper and after rubbing it clean, you're go to go with the spray paint. This project was the first time I've spray painted in a long while, and I really enjoyed it (actually eying up another piece of furniture that's in my office that needs a similar colour pop revamp).

Record Stand
I've wheeled it around our house numerous times trying to find the perfect place for it. It looks grand in the back den but with no heating in that room, that's not so good for the records, so it's currently taking pride of place in our already cramped living room. But it does have all our favorites/placed often records finding their home on it. 

Admittedly I was apprehensive of such a bright color on a vintage piece, but it works really well and I'm super pleased with it.

19 comments:

  1. You always do the best DYI projects and love theses kinds of posts ! The color looks beautiful and super stylish ! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to do more but sometimes my creativity hits a brick wall or they turn into utter fails lol. Got the spray painting bug now so there'll probably me more crafty things next year (cuz it's far, far too cold to spray paint outdoors now lol).

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  2. I love the colour - are the labels originals (they look very well kept and neat!)

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    1. Yeah, it's a metal strip that slots around either edge. I think the bottom storage section probably had one too but that was long gone.

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    1. Yeah i'm kinda obsessed with that colour now, seem to be stitching with a similar shade a lot at the moment too because of this lol

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  4. What a great find! I love the color your painted it.

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    1. Thanks - i'm super happy about how the color worked out!

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  5. I can't even believe how gorgeous this turned out! What an incredible find and you've revamped it beautifully. I would put this in my living room for sure :)

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    1. It's found a smashing home by our door so I get to walk pass it pretty often, great way to hold some of our favorite records for sure.

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  6. I love this! I think I first saw it on your instagram and ever since I've been waiting for it to pop up on your blog. You were so lucky to have found it and after you painted it looks even better!
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    1. I know right, especially with it being buried away in a closet under a pile of records. I probably would have passed it up but Joe was determined to get it out! I'm glad he did!

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  7. I tried to comment on the bus this morning but it didn't work and I was hoping that I didn't leave you half a comment!
    People don't kid when they say a lick of paint gives things a new lease of life :) I do like that you can drag it around using the handle, like a hipster version of an old ladies trolley :)

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    1. Haha can you imagine, maybe I should attach a little bag to it and keep some old lady things it in it and take it for a wander along the street!

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  8. What a fantastic find! Pretty and functional! Vintage things are the best, they look funky and they have a history behind them too. Oh and I love the colour too :)

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    1. Exactly, history and serving a purpose and looking great is one of the reasons why I love opting for vintage goodies for use in our life, plus saving them from estate sales we save money doing so, even if I have to put in some elbow grease!

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  9. Love that blue colour and its name! Haha. It's amazing how a fresh coat of paint can make something look new again.
    Debi x

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