I got a great deal on the vintage record table. Would you believe it was only $5?
Vintage Record Table
I'm sure a lot of people passed on it, not realizing it's full potential!
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Clean Thrift Store Projects
I brought out my favorite Krud Kutter to clean up the dirt, grime and nicotine. The rack on the left is original, the one on the right has already been cleaned with the Krud Kutter and lightly sanded.
I used the Krud Kutter on all of the metal parts, including the casters.
Replace Vintage Record Cart Top
The top on the vintage record table was in rough shape and it was pressed wood, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to save it.
Use Pre-Stain Conditioner
I cut a new top for the vintage record cart out of a scrap 1x12. Sometimes I get so giddy about having a board the right size, that I neglect to see that it has a really ugly grain to it. Thanks to Rodney for routing the edges for me because I couldn’t find the wrench to my router (table).
I used some Minwax Pre-Stain Conditioner prior to staining.
After the conditioner dried, I used Minwax Jacobean dark stain on the 1x12.
Not shown: I also sanded the bottom wood pieces and used the stain on them. (It’s difficult to take pictures with your phone while you are staining)
After the stain dried, I sealed the wood pieces with some Wipe-on Poly.
Okay, here’s the amazing AFTER! The only problem? When I saw this picture on the computer I noticed the funny grain of the wood . . . I hadn’t noticed it before. The lift up sides on the vintage record cart are really handy, don't you think?
Amazing Vintage Record Table Makeover
This was a pretty quick makeover, but it took a LOT of elbow grease on the metal parts.
Can you believe it’s the same vintage record table? I’m amazed at how different it looks.
Have you rescued and renewed anything lately? Maybe you should PIN THIS for later?
See more great record cabinet redo's here
These Metal Leg Tables would look great with this vintage record table.
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Great makeover! I could easily see this for sale at West Elm.
Always great to see your work Gail.Never cease to amaze me with your visions.Keep up the great work👍✌️
Ooo, have you thought about putting wood on the arms that pop up? You could then use it as a bar and tidbit table as well as holding your vinyl and maybe your turntable.
It looks gorgeous Gail! You did a beautiful job and I love Krud Kutter!
I love the grain in the wood. Gives it a lot of character.
What a great finished product. I love it!
what a great finished product. i love old (sorry, vintage) carts like this. you did a great job!
I think the stand turned out great. I love the grain because it is different.
I want that owl!
Wow what a transformation! The metal looks fabulous, way to go Gail! I love the wood even if the grain is different, it adds character!
I love it! Think it turned out wonderful. My husband and I each had quite the record collection before we met. We've combined it to a black metal rolling record cart that also holds our record player and another stand alone record holder. Both auction buys - $1/each! 🙂