Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Music Feeds My Soul

When I first saw this piece, I didn't realize that it was a record player. Even though I don't exactly have any need for a record player, I just couldn't resist the $20 price tag. I thought my boyfriend was going to roll his eyes at this one but he was actually so excited!


I painted, distressed and picked the hardware but this was definitely my boyfriend's project. He is an electrician who lives for music so he was totally in his element on this one. It was so neat to see him so involved and into a project.


He decided to spruce up the old record player with new speakers and new wiring. It now even plays our iPods!


I decided to go with a very light grey paint and went a bit heavier on the distressing. I love how the white primer shows through slightly.


I chose these dainty antique handles to give it a bit of a feminine touch. I was amazed at how well they went with the shape of the piece.


I was originally thinking of a lighter fabric for the speakers but my Mister chose this and I ended up loving it!







19 comments:

Kacey said...

This is such a beautiful piece! I love how you guys turned it into something lovely AND functional.

Vintage Home said...

...goergous!..and you painted the inside!...I love that you use it for your ipods!

Ms.Cupcake said...

So awesome! I love that it plays your iPods! Too cool :) It is so pretty...

hope you week is rockin along...

talk soon,
Becks

1 Funky Woman said...

This is amazing, not only the $20 price tag but what you and your boyfriend did with it, is amazing. I love the fabric choice also!

Enjoy the day!

Meg

Marie Z. said...

Wow Jessica, you and your boyfriend did a great job! Very innovative. I love it!

Alaina said...

That is amazing! I'm so jealous. I've been looking for a record player like that for a long time.

Skifty said...

beautiful!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

you guys did a great job! love the french lines and love, love, love the paint and the fabric and even better that it's functional too as another blogger above said!

Amanda said...

$20? GOOOORRRRRGGGGGEEEEEOOOOOUUUUSSSSS?
AND, plays your Ipods?

freakin' fabulous! :)

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

That is SO COOL! I love the dark fabric and the fact that you can play your ipods!

Rebecca said...

Jessie!! Bravo to Ian for the ipod functionality!!! I want one too now :) I think he should convert old record cabinets to ipod players as a side biz!!!

All That Jazz said...

Wow, nice work! How fun to have something so vintage, yet so modern and great looking! Cute that your Mister got involved in this one! ;-)
~michelle~

Musings Of A Gem said...

Wow Jess!!

This looks fab..I LOVE IT!! I would never of though it was a record player..great stuff!!

You've got one clever partner : )

Gemma x

Fat Chick said...

OMG! My parents had one of these when I was growing up! Didn't look as good as yours tho. We still have all the records even! I'll bring over my Platinum Blonde LP the next time I come to visit.

The Hatch Family said...

I absolutely love it! What a great piece to have in your home. Love the fabric and just love that it is functional too. Genius!

Mrs. Adventure said...

I love it, what a great find and makeover!

Cara said...

looks fantastic!
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Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is one of the coolest things! It's beautiful and I love records and music, what a great combo.
Londen