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 1×12. 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 1×12.
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.
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These Metal Leg Tables would look great with this vintage record table.