Look! Frame Your Records With a Little Color

This past weekend my husband and I stole a minute to hop into our local Urban Outfitters in hopes of finding some reduced price vinyl toys. Once we fought off the retro sunglasses and tight pants, we noticed this fun idea that takes displaying records to a whole new colorful level.

Although we could have picked a far better selection of music to be displayed in this method, we love the look none the less. Record frames are great and we use them in our own home even, but in some respects they still feel a little, how shall we say, college?

By being backed with a rectangle of color and even a border or frame, this look goes from something small to large wall art in a second. It's an easy way to fill a large chunk of space on the cheap. If you're not into the frames, you could even display them on short shelves like these folks did and still implement the colored background and outer frame to keep things focused visually.

As an added bonus, to paint a shape this small on your wall, you could easily pick up one of the premixed sample containers at your local hardware store for right around $3 and not have a bulky can of paint hiding out in your closet for months and months. Win-win for everyone!

Related: Roundup: 6 Ways to Display Records!

Image: Sarah Rae Trover

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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