How to Create a Record Wall

Our playroom makeover is coming along nicely, and I’m having so much fun coming up with unique art to complete the space! If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a sneak peak of today’s project while I was speed shopping through a 3 story antique warehouse with a hungry 3 year old in tow! Yikes!
My sweet little shopping trooper and I were on a hunt for some old records I spotted last time we were in the store. The bright color labels on the records immediately caught my eye, and I thought they would be so fun to hang in a grouping on their wall! So today I’m sharing with you how I created a Record Wall in their playroom:
How to Create a Record Wall
I picked up sixteen records from the antique store for about 50 cents each. I don’t know if that was a rip off or a steal, but I thought $8 for a big art display wasn’t a bad price! I tried to pick a few records in each color to add the most impact on the wall. 

How to Create a Record Wall

After gently cleaning the dust off the records, I laid them out on a table to visualize where I wanted each color to go. I decided to put them in a square with four rows of four records, but you could go crazy with the shape or color pattern of your records!

How to Create a Record Wall

After contemplating how to best hang the records on the wall, I found this Scotch Permanent Mounting Tape at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be perfect!

You can find a similar mounting tape here: Scotch Permanent Double-Sided Clear Mounting Tape, 1″ x 60″

How to Create a Record Wall

I just cut 2″ pieces of tape to use on the top and bottom of the records, peeled off the backing and stuck them on the wall! It couldn’t be easier and I didn’t have to make a single nail hole! I just love those kind of projects : )

How to Create a Record Wall
I added the records to a little reading corner in the boy’s playroom, and here is the space before:
How to Create a Record Wall
and AFTER:
How to Create a Record Wall
Don’t those records look awesome up on the wall? All those circles just make me smile : )
So fun for a playroom!
How to Create a Record Wall
My boys said, “What on Earth are those things on our wall? Are they like CDs?” 
Oh, do they have a way of making me feel old!

How to Create a Record Wall

I added a green rug and an old rocking chair to make their reading corner nice and cozy. I’d love to paint the bookcase and chair someday, but for now I added a pillow I made using extra fabric from their curtain valances.

How to Create a Record Wall
The record wall was such an easy project and added a ton of personality to the space! I’ve got a few more projects up my sleeve before I’m ready to show you the room reveal, so stay tuned! 
How to Create a Record Wall
I’m sharing the coolest watercolor project I made with my boys at 52 Mantels on Friday, so make sure you head over there too! Have a wonderful day!

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Comments

  1. What a fun wall art idea! And I think .50 a record was probably a steal! I need to go antiquing again!!!

  2. This is cute! I like the bright colors.

  3. That looks fantastic!! my husband would love something like this in our music room.

  4. Oh my goodness! This is an ah-mazing idea! I love it! :)

  5. great idea! at first i thought you had them all mounted on something, but i see they are just right on the wall. what a great idea!

  6. This is so colorfully vintage- super! We’d love for you to link up with the photo friday blog hop. Have a great weekend!

  7. what a fun idea! I’m going to see if my teen daughter would like to do this in her room!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/creative-ideas-to-make/ have a great weekend!

  8. Cute!!

  9. This is SO cute!! I’d love to do something like this in my home office–bookmarking!!

  10. a great and colorful idea for the wall…

  11. Totally LOVE it Liz!! So creative!!

    Thanks so much for partying at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!! xoxo

  12. Jayni, a/k/a A Good Ol' Girl says:

    FABULOUS idea, and one I would like to do on a LARGE SCALE because I have HUNDREDS of 45 RPM records. (Yes, I AM old, LOL!)

    So, my only concern is: I have some of that foam mounting tape, but wouldn’t it take the paint–and maybe some of the finish on the sheet rock–with it if you ever took it down?

    I don’t envision TAKING it down myself, but the next owner of this house may not be as impressed with it as I am!

    Any advice would be welcome!

    Jayni
    a-good-ol-girl@outlook.com

    • Hi Jayni! I’ve read that using a hair dryer to heat the tape before removing helps to not damage the wall. I’ve also read Goo Gone can help remove the adhesive, but it is not recommended for use on flat paint. Worse case scenario, I’ll have to use a little spackle and paint to cover any damaged areas, but it is totally worth it for how awesome the record wall turned out!

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck with your own record wall!

  13. What a great use for the records, and the colours really pop out against the wall, it looks great.

  14. Cute! I think record walls are a cool idea! I had a neighbor who was a DJ, and he had records totally covering the walls and the ceilings.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-19.html

  15. super cute idea! I might have to try something similar for our 80s party coming up. :D

  16. So cute and what a fun colorful idea. I would love to have you link up at my link party this week.

    http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2013/02/crafty-tuesday-link-party-21913.html
    -Marie

  17. stopping by from the link up and WHAT a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing and linking this… definitely one to mark on my TO DO list!

    Sara
    lifeinthesetimesblog.wordpress.com

  18. That is super fun! I have most of my old records…I long for a day when I get a record player again! I love this look – I will be on the hunt for old records I don’t want to listen to! (I hope that made sense…I am exhausted). CUTE!

  19. Super cute!!! LOve this project! Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  20. What a great idea for a family room — and a “history” lesson too as my kids would say! Love how the eye follows the colors — nice job! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  21. I love this idea! If you want to be able to take them down easily without damaging the paint, you could also use the Command velcro strips.

  22. Love it! Our play room has a bare wall. It’s a pretty big space and I was trying to find something easy that would cover lots of wall, I love this!

    I have a Salvation Army store super close by and the records are also $1 (half off on Fridays). I’m totally gonna hit it this Friday!!!

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