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Attention Baby Boomers – Repurpose Your Old Record Albums Without Ruining The Album Or Its Cover!


Secure Your Favorite Albums in Rustic Frames And Decorate A Wall!

If you appreciate vintage home decor you won’t want to miss this artful DIY project. Gather your favorite albums from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s and display the cover and the album in a frame.  If desired, pick out your favorite old tunes and digitally download any favorites from the internet into your media library, then “lock ’em up.” Create a frame and memorialize the hardware in the form of wall art.

If you don’t want to make your own frames, you can purchase them for about $10 at Target, but if you want to brag about having made your own frames, here’s a great tutorial for your next DIY project.


I’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions to build a series of square, reclaimed wood frames made for album covers to bring a little rustic Texas flair into your home.

Step 1

Source your reclaimed wood. Anything works! Just make sure you have enough to make eight 12″ x 12″ frames.


Step 2

Resize Strips: I used a table saw to resize my boards into strips with a width of 2-1/2-inches.

Step 3

Miter Corners: Prepare to miter the corners of each frame edge by adjusting the miter saw to 45 degrees. Before making any cuts, make sure the freshly cut side of the wood frame is facing toward you (this will be the inside of the frame).


Step 4

Cut Wood:  Make a cut, measure 12-1/16-inches from the inside corner and mark with a pencil before cutting the other corner. Continue to miter corners for all eight frames.



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