Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Victrola-Making it work

This victrola has been living in my dining room without a purpose for over a year. You may remember that we won it at an auction, a completely caught up in the moment purchase of which there was no checking in with one's partner.  It was all See It. Raise Hand. Win It. Now what. 

Maybe we can make it be a jewelry armoire, maybe we can make it additional clothing storage, maybe it could one day make it up to the bedroom....well, i'm tired of waiting for what S is maybe going to do with it.  If it's going to live in this here dining room, it should at least serve a purpose.


Oh hey, tablecloths, placemats and napkins!  Look how you fit inside those little bitty shelves meant for records.


Now if that ain't upcycling, i don't know what is!

Unrelatedly, Alaska was super amazing.  Awesome.  Inspiring of awe.  I feel blessed to have seen all that we did, from wildlife to the mountain.  After going through almost 1100 photos, I have narrowed down the best which I can't wait to show you guys. Soon, my pretties, soon.

Tell me, how's your summer going?  Vacations?  Yard sale/auctions/thrifty finds? 



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25 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, that's a neat use for it! Not much going on this summer, except we are going to Vegas the first 5 days in August! YAY! I'm super excited since we are going to go to a geeky function (SOE- Sony Online Entertainment's Conference/Convention) and we are going to go to the Grand Canyon!! I can't wait to see your Alaska photos! My in-laws went last year and it looked gorgeous!

The Boston Lady said...

I love it! The perfect use was found for it. See? You needed a year to come up with that bit of brilliant thinking. Can't wait to see your pictures of Alaska!

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Ann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is an amazing piece and I'm glad you are using it for linens! Works for me! I can't wait to see you Alaska photos!! You know what I'm doing this summer...moving...ugh! Well and spending time with Tiger :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It has such a nice shape.

Pam said...

The perfect piece for linen storage! I've never seen one with that curvy shape to it. Very unique.

Susan D said...

I love how you are using it for linens!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Fab idea!
*hugs*deb

Karen Albert said...

Perfect!! I think that is a wonderful use. I have an armoir in the living room where I store a lot of linens!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series & Giveaway

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Visiting again to say thanks for joining TTF this week. PLUS I love coming back for a second look at this Victrola!

hugs,
Linda

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Brilliant! What a perfect re-use!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now that is a super neat idea. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us today!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Calista said...

What a great way to use your amazing auction find! Love it! I am visiting from Homes Stories A to Z.

Life Between Potato and Rice said...

Nice piece of furniture ! I like how you use it as storage for your linens !
You remind me of the purchase of our previous car at the auction. We bought it at the spur of the moment without checking with the other partner. We ended up selling it with in 6 months :)
Marlin

Jill Shepherd said...

Looks like that little'cupboard' was made for napkins and the like! It's very cute!

And ALASKA?? WOW!~ you lucky thing! Can't wait to see some photos!

Miss Kitty said...

GREAT storage piece!!! and lovely lines to it also...very curvy and lucious. We took a one week cruise to Alaska and were just able to kind of stay on the coast line but it was fabulous. I would love to go back and spend a longer amount of time and go up into the interior. Can't wait to see your photos!

LV said...

A wonderful vintage buy. You were smart in using this way too. Very creative.

Trisha said...

What a perfect use for this! It is a lovely piece and I am so glad you figured out what to do with it!

~Trisha

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

i remember many years ago wanting one of those Victrolas but never got around to buying one...I love the way you re-purposed it...I love their shape...

Shannon said...

My husbands grandparents had one. The other day we were helping his parents clean up around their place and found this in a trash pile. I was ruined. All I could think was "how did you let your parent's vintage victrola end up in a burn pile".

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love your victrola find. At a craft show I saw someone use one as their cash/wrap station. Too cute!

Have a wonderfully lovely day!

Priyam H said...

Love the way you use it!

Thanks for stopping earlier at my blog.

-Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow - I have never been to Alaska but it looks beautiful! We just have trips to the beach planned for the summer.
-Shelley

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Good idea.
Sherry

Schulz Family said...

Love the upcycling. Fantastic use of a cabinet

Morgan said...

That's so cool! I didn't know you guys had that! It's awesome looking and holds a lot of stuff.