We're so Green right now: Jonny's Record Shelf

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What do they call this… “upcycling,” right? We were in drastic need of a place to store Jonny’s expanding vinyl collection. Formerly in our living room, there was a very nice cedar chest next to the couch and behind our new Red Chair (post on that later). However, it was extremely hard to access its storage space and primarily served as a lamp surface.

As most of you know, my dear sister and her husband have bought and are fixing up a house before they move in (this wkd!). Part of the process included removing shelves from closets and things, resulting in extra wood.

Enter MacGyver Jonny and his lifelong best friend Grant (Mandi’s husband). They scavenged this wood:

…which Grant helped Jonny wrangle into this:

…and after a few coats of paint, it became this:

Atop the shelf is a new-to-us vintage radio, which plays AM stations! Backing the shelf are pieces of plywood with leftover student drawings on plywood that Grant found for us.

Bit by bit... I guess getting your house "the way you want it" really never ends, does it?

*update (10.6.09) posted this on A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day, here, #167. And wrote about it briefly on today's blog post, here.


  1. I'm glad you could salvage some of Erv's handy work. Love it!

  2. I just got off the phone with you, then (of course) checked my reader to find THIS! Wow! Yall are so green and thrifty and crafty! totally love it

  3. It looks great... very proud of our guys! And the portion of the red chair I see looks good too! Looking forward to that post :)

  4. unbelievable! i love the black/white print in the back.

  5. Great job! I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
    *Eliza’s blog*


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