LP album trays

April 30th, 2009 in member junk     
greencricket greencricket, member
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After discovering a stack of great and amusing albums at my local thift store this winter, I have been working on a use for just this thing and am thrilled this challenge helped bring it all together.  Kitchy, practical and eco friendly.

After splitting the cover, I mounted front and back to MDF, attached some old cabinet hardware as handles, gave it a heavy coat of resin and added museum corners to avoid table scrathes. Use it as a tray for knick knacks, small arrangements or of course a fantastic cocktail tray. I am still thinking of uses for the records themselves, but in the meantime I am going to make a bunch more.  Air Supply, the Captain and Tennile and even Ted Nugget are all soon to be transformed into a usefull household accessory. 



Pattern or design used: My own design - Beth
posted in: member junk, house wear

Comments (14)

monakent writes: Thanks for explaining the "museum corners." If they are what I think they are, you can also find them at any frame shop, as the framers put them on the bottom of all pictures, to keep the frames from hitting up against the wall when they hang. I usually get them at Michaels (in the frame shop) or any other craft store (as well as hardware store). gailmarie, bfa Posted: 8:50 pm on May 4th
greencricket writes: Museum corners are little clear plastic adhesive bumpers you put on the bottom of things so they don't scuff. I am not sure what else they are called, but I always thought that was their name. I picked them up at the hardware store they come in squares or dots. Posted: 3:40 pm on May 4th
irishrovr writes:
An incredibly clever idea! (What are museum corners?)

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:23 am on May 2nd
Chovey writes: This sounds like a cool project....but what are 'museum corners'? Details...details!!! lol
cynthia Posted: 7:53 pm on May 1st
monakent writes: Let me "sing" my praises for THIS project! What a super idea you came up with. I do a lot of work on-stage in musicals as well as straight plays, in area community theater groups. This would be a nifty-cool gift idea for cast members and people behind-the-scenes. I have never worked with resin before and am a little afraid of it. How did you get the ends to work out so perfectly without running over the edges?

(By the way, I noticed you are from the Madison area (yeah) - I am from the Milwaukee area. Maybe someday you and I can meet? How cool would THAT be? Any upcoming flea markets I need to be aware of in your area?)

After seeing your work, I realize I should have hung on to my record albums.... darn me, what was I thinking shen I gave them all away, years ago????? UGH!!! gailmarie, bfa Posted: 3:55 pm on May 1st
suewhitney writes: Ah hahahahaha! Love these, they are totally cool. GREAT idea! Captain and Tennile...I had forgotten about them. They will make a lovely cocktail tray! Nice work and thanks for taking the challenge.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 1:13 pm on May 1st
alicemom writes: Those are so totally cool. You did such a great job with the resin too.
alice Posted: 8:52 am on May 1st
junkermidge writes: These are awesome! The album covers are many times the best part of the album. What a fun and practical way to keep them in circulation and show them off to friends. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 12:08 am on May 1st
Christina_S writes: These are great! I am new here and there are so many cool things like this that people on here have come up with. Wonderful idea, so cute and functional. Posted: 9:26 pm on April 30th
fellowjunker writes: Great idea Beth, and these turned out wonderfully.
xojanis Posted: 5:26 pm on April 30th
CottageElements writes: Well this is a fun idea!! Great job with the album covers. You've really done an incredible job on the challenge. Oh, my, I just don't know what I'll do with mine. You are just way too clever! Got start thinkin' . . . yikes!

Lani Posted: 4:12 pm on April 30th
georgiamoon writes: Well isn't this just so clever! I think the members here are coming up with some fantastic ideas for this challenge, can't wait to get started on my own project...have to wait until I finish up this weekend at the Antique show. Then I will put my thinking cap on and TRY to come up with something as cool as this! Georgia Posted: 2:34 pm on April 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Look at that! The coat of resin is perfect for this type of project. Nicely done! Thank you for participating in the Earth Day Challenge. You did a great job!

Candy Posted: 1:13 pm on April 30th
oldnews writes: Perfect re use! I love it! Marie Posted: 10:08 am on April 30th
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