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Theater Wall Made of Vinyl Albums

 
 
When I came home from one of my four weekends away earlier this year (read about them herehere and here) my husband had a surprise waiting for me. We have carried around show albums (remember vinyl?) with us for our entire 25 years of marriage.  (They’ve been stored under beds, in the workshop and for a short while in the attic.) Some of these albums are special since they were shows one of us had been in.  Others were just favorites. Tim and I met doing dinner theater so the albums had a special meaning for us.

I came home to this collection.

 
 
 
We have a short back hallway going to S’s room. Recently repainted with new flooring, Tim tacked up the album covers (with albums still inside). Totally surprised me with this.
 
 
 I love Mary Poppins! If you look closely I wrote my name on it. Cinderella was my favorite, though.
 
  
I played Maria in West Side Story in college. Ah, sweet memories!
 
 
 
 
  
As an extra bonus Tim built these shelves for holding CD’s.  Very, very basic here…just painted 1″ x 6″ pine boards supported with L-brackets, but it got them all out of the way, especially since the entire collection has been digitized and now lives in iTunes.  My hubby REALLY has trouble getting rid of music in any form, as you will soon see in his Studio.
 
 
Stay tuned because there is more to come right inside the room to the left of the CDs. 


Comments

  1. What a guy! Great taste! Would love a surprise like that!

  2. What a great idea! (& a guy thought of it!) Very colorful and a great conversation starter!

  3. How Awesome!

    So fun to have the collection of albums up on the wall. And … great shelves for the dvds. (I have a hard time getting rid of any music, as well.)

    :) :) :)

  4. Wow those records made a beautiful display! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

  5. That is so neat! You have quite the collection. Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
    xoxo
    Heather
    New follower:)

  6. Love this tip, and the way it looks like!

    Hopping by and following your FB and Pinterest.

    The Quiet Mom @ http://olahmomma.com. You can visit directly to my latest post: http://olahmomma.com/blog/happy-anniversary

  7. Love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  8. Great idea!! Your album covers are so pretty they should be on display. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  9. Stopping by to let you know I featured your wall today! Love it!
    Kim@madeinaday
    htp://madeinaday.com

  10. What a great way to display these covers. I remember many of these and am sure that my mom still has them. I’ll bet any visitor to your home will stop to look at this interesting display.

    I’m visiting from Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures party.

  11. Just saw this pin on Pinterest and had to come over and leave you a comment. My husband and I met in the theatre, and boy do I have a soft spot in my heart for all those shows on your wall! I love what you’ve done – art + sentiment! I immediately emailed my mom to ask what showtunes she had in her vinyl collection..maybe I can take them off her hands for her :)

    Love it!

    • Hi, Megan! What a great story about you and your husband. I look on my theater days with fond memories, especially since it’s how I met my husband! I love the show albums and I hope you find a place for yours, too!

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