This TikTok Famous, $18 Amazon Find Is Perfect for Displaying My Favorite Records

published Sep 15, 2022
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I’m so happy to see the ’60s and ’70s are having a resurgence in the interior design space, and vinyl collections and record players are coming right along with that. While streaming can be a super-convenient way of listening to music, tapping on an app doesn’t quite compare to the feeling of flipping through a stack of records to find your favorite.

Many different pieces for buying, storing, and organizing records exist, and I recently found the perfect thing to display my records for less than $20. I actually have two different record players in my home (both Crosley) — one in my office and one in the living room. In each room, I typically end up stashing a stack of records in the cabinet each player is sitting on just to keep them handy for when I’m ready to listen. The only problem I had was figuring out where to place the sleeve of the record I was currently listening to. Then, of course, TikTok came to my rescue, with the product suggestion in the below post that has over 10 million views.

In less than 30 seconds, TikToker Alondra unboxed a plastic mini shelf that reads “Now Playing” and quickly mounted it above her record player. For me, one of coolest things about sourcing and collecting records can be the colorful, creative album cover sleeves they come in, and this inexpensive piece puts what you’re currently spinning right on display.

This vinyl wall mount shelf is sold for just $19 on Amazon, so not only is it affordable, but it’s super renter-friendly, too. Hanging this piece requires only one small nail, so you don’t have to poke a bunch of holes in the wall to put it up. Since cardboard record sleeves are typically really lightweight, I actually ended up using just a plastic thumbtack to mount mine, and it’s worked out wonderfully. That way, I can move it wherever — and whenever — I want.

Shopping TikTok posts can be super-addictive, and your Amazon wishlist is probably already way too full. If you love listening to vinyl though and want a cute, convenient display idea for your collection, then spending $20 for this shelf is a completely justified purchase. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself!