This vintage record case was given a fun new twist by Stephanie from The Silly Pearl with Pebble Beach and Vanilla Frosting!

My mom needed some storage for her favorite records from the 60s when she and my dad lived in England. I had a vintage record case found at the thrift store which I was going to turn into craft storage, but by some miracle it’s actually going to be used for its original purpose! The motif for the record case was inspired by my mom’s record collection, plus to commemorate their time partying with Austin Powers (at least, that’s how I imagine it!).

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Here’s the record case, before, covered with cream and red vinyl.

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I first sanded the case to smooth out any scratches, and painted the whole thing Country Chic Paint All-In-One Decor Paint in Vanilla Frosting. To cover the red vinyl, I painted three thin coats. The cream vinyl was similar in color but I painted two coats over it to get rid of stains.

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When the paint dried, I used painter’s tape to create my Union Jack. First I taped horizontal and vertical lines.

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Then, I taped diagonal lines, and removed all of the tape inside the horizontal and vertical tape.

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I painted over the tape in Country Chic Paint All-in-One Decor Paint in Pebble Beach. The texture of the vinyl showed through, giving it a distressed look. I went over the whole thing with fine-grain sand paper to distress it a little bit more.

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I love how it turned out and so does my mom! As we filled the case with her records, she reminisced about her time there. I couldn’t get her to admit that she hung out with Austin Powers, however.

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Stephanie {The Silly Pearl}

Hi! My name is Stephanie Chan and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, twin girls, and a fuzzy tabby cat. I love all kinds of crafts and DIY, often partnering with my husband on DIY furniture projects. I’ve been blogging at The Silly Pearl since 2010. Hope you’ll stop by to check out my craft tutorials and DIY ideas!

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