Q: I'm looking for a cost efficient and stylish way of mounting old LP record covers on a staircase wall. Do you have any suggestions?
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Urban Outfitters carries album frames, $20 for 2 in white, and gold.
I'm sure many hobby/craft stores carry album frames. Mount them in an interesting pattern or perhaps taking the main colors from each album and mounting them from darker to lighter as you go up or down stairs so it creates a color gradient/scale...if that makes sense.
veeeeery carefully after a nice dinner.
Cheap and effective: screw plastic protective covers onto the wall (the thin sturdy ones good record stores sell). Remove vinyl from the sleeve before mounting.
I agree with Sooso - Either that or installing rows of long painted 2x4s as display shelves.
@ jsev. I hope your joke is what I think it is because I laughed. If its not... I'm a perv :)
I picked up a few hinged record frames at Target so I can change the album to whatever is currently on my record player. They don't carry them online and are often sold out in the store, but I found them sold here: http://milo.com/hinged-record-album-frame
Just realized they aren't for sale on that site... well that's the frame I tracked down!
@ sara.b. - I laughed at it too, so you are not alone!
searched for ages to find good quality record frames as i wanted to create a feature wall with 3x3 rows for displaying my 70's jazz fusion and 90's psyche rock covers. The BEST available is by artvinyl.com. they come in black or white and have a nifty push touch facility allowing you to take out and replace record sleeves easily. also you can fit in a whole double record sleeve with records inside instead of the urban outfitters version which is very thin and flimsy.
An inexpensive option, if you're not opposed to shopping Walmart, is a set of six frames for about $40. I bought these in the spring and they look great on the wall. My son has used a couple to mount t-shirts he has designed and screen-printed.
Michaels' craft store carries black metal album frames that often go on sale for about $5 each. I am a detail person, and to me these frames look great -- and have done the job for ten years.
Teacher supply stores sell little clips that stick to the wall with non-damaging adhesive. They're intended for posters, but I'm sure they could work for record covers. They're small, usually white, and pretty discreet.
The better question is, what do I do with the LPs if I want to keep them but hang the covers? Can I store them in the just the sleeve without the cover?
An option other than frames-- When I wanted to hang records in an old apartment I was delighted to find the link below. The whole project cost about $6 and took under an hour! All you need are the L hooks (bought from Lowes) and your hands.http://lifehacker.com/5043706/how-to-build-an-album-art-wall-on-the-cheap
This is a great way to keep something you love but don't use in its current form, whether its an album you now listen to digitally or, as tbgboodler mentions, great t-shirt art. Much more satisfying than the back of a closet!
What about just resting them on those picture ledges? Like this - http://www.westelm.com/products/deep-picture-ledge-w485/?pkey=cwall-shelving As long as they are out of "constantly knocking off while walking by" reach. I have this weird thing about those record frames, they remind me of my weird young Uncle who is into heavymetal, maybe.
OMG, jsev's into vinyl!!!
Mount them on foam board and then attach a picture hanger on the foam board and then attach foam board to the wall.
As a Christmas gift to a friend, I framed LPs. Six glass frames for about $40.http://www.walmart.com/ip/Record-Album-or-Scrapbook-Page-Picture-Frames-Set-of-6/10404229
I did a blog a while back on hanging records on the wall with just nails, and without damaging the records. They hang diagonal, but it works great! And you can change the records any time you want, easily.http://practicalenrichment.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/records-on-the-wall/
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