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Album Cover Art – An 80s Revival Up in Here

Hello and welcome back!  A while back, I was rummaging through a local antique shop and I found an old Prince album.  It was right after his passing.  I have always been a huge fan, so I figured it was some sort of sign that I should buy the album.  I think it was $3.  I put it in a closet and thought for awhile about what I was going to do with it.  On the other hand, we have this big blank brick wall with nothing on it.  As pure my usual way, it took me a while to put two and two together to come up with the idea to get some more albums and use them as an album cover art display.

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Here is the wall. I wanted to keep the look and feel of the wall, but just add a little interest.  I didn’t want to drill anything into the brick either.  I saw some album cover frames and snatched them up.  I need a cool way to hang them so after and extensive search, I found finally found some art hangers that worked.

Materials Needed

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Album Frames(similar)

Small Corner Brackets

Art Hangers

Spray Paint(what I used)

Albums

Drill

Ladder

I ran into a little problem.  These hangers (or any others that I could find) wouldn’t quite open wide enough for the frame.  So, I grabbed some tiny little brackets and drilled them into the top of the frames, making sure to measure the spots where they went.

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Once I had the little brackets attached, I spray painted them.

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The next part was the trickiest.  I had to figure out exactly where to hang each line.  I measured the space and sat down to figure it all out before I started.

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I started by hanging one on the right end, where the ceiling was tallest.  Then I measure how far it was from the edge and hung the one on the left the same distance.  Then I just had to figure out where each one fit in between. Then it was time to hang.  I liked these particular hangers for a few different reasons.  They have the flat end that fit perfectly on the underside of the molding.

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Ugh, I hate ladders.  Anywho, the other thing I like about these hangers is the other end is so easily adjustable. There is just a little button that releases the wire, so it’s easy to make big and tiny little adjustments.

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So you can tweak them until they are just right. They also worked perfectly with the little brackets, because the fit through the hole and I could hang them at and angle so the wires crossed and it didn’t look weird.

Once I figured out how and where they would hang, I had to find more album covers.  Like I said, I all started with Prince, as most things should.

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My parents have a ton of old albums and since I also love Willie, I asked them to send me couple (thanks, mom and dad!). I used the back of the stardust album cover because seeing his face makes me happy, and that outfit is just the best.

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Since I picked the Willie, my husband got to pick Billy and it ended up working perfectly.

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We both decided on the Beastie Boys, which was easy because…it’s the Beastie Boys.

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But the fifth album was tough.  We had a hard time and called in my bff and her husband for a consult.  We wanted another icon and my friend and I decided it should be a woman.  After much deliberation, we decided on Madonna’s Like a Virgin.  It is wonderfully nostalgic and I loved the cover.  It’s sooo 80s-rific.

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We are obsessed with the 80s.  But I’ll get more into that at a later date.

So, once they are all up, we have a funky little wall that is perfect for this area.

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That’s it for today.  Fire away if you have any questions!

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Thanks for stopping by!

April

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  1. Oh you are brilliant April. I love how you put these up. We have loads of old records and no record player. I’m so going to steal your idea, I think it’s stunning

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