Look! Framed Vintage Records

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It's a little depressing to realize that record albums from our childhood can indeed be considered "vintage," but, almost as much as books, childhood albums have a warm, safe place in our sentimental hearts. Chris of Pink Picket Fence recently moved her kids' playroom from the basement to a more visible spot on the first floor and wanted to add a decorative element that would add color and be kid-friendly without disrupting the feel of the rest of the house. Tastefully framed vintage albums - bingo!

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Unlike some of us (ahem, mom), Chris' parents have held onto many of her childhood treasures and were more than happy to hand off her old records. She bought square frames, covered the mattes with vintagey fabric and used foam core to help hold them securely in place. Because they're held in place with pressure, it's easy to swap out the albums once in a while for variety. See more details of her project here.

Our own childhood record collection may be long gone, but this has inspired us to keep our eye out at flea markets and thrift shops. Chris is always sharing wonderful sewing projects and home ideas on Pink Picket Fence so stop by and say hello.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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