Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Would You Buy It Wednesday

It's time once again for Would You Buy It Wednesday hosted by Stephanie @ Junker Newbie.

My entry this week.....an album/record rack from probably the 1960's or 1970's time frame.
This metal rack has two tiers to hold dozens of albums.....you know, those round vinyl things we used to put on a turntable to listen to music.
I found this rack for $2.00 at a thrift store.

Here's how I'm using it now.

 I don't have any albums to store but I do have a lot of old, ironstone platters so this rack now houses and displays the platters.
Previously all of these platters were stacked on a shelf on my dining room hutch and I never really knew what I had.

Now I have easy access to the platters and I get to enjoy the beauty of these old pieces.
The rack is currently in the corner of my kitchen eating area under my ironstone wall display.
I'm thinking about painting the rack but I'm going to live with it awhile and decide later.

Would you have bought it?

I'm linking with Stephanie @ Junker Newbie for Would You Buy It Wednesday.

Stay cool!

Jane

54 comments:

  1. Oh yes!!! I would have bought it to store records in! Mr ALC has tons of those round black album thingys! LOL...but now I want one for my platters! Perfect!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. I love it! Look at those platters, and to think I've been debating on one with a pig on it for four days now:@)

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  3. Great use of the record rack! Love it!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Jane I probably wouldn't have bought it but now after seeing what you used it for I would fight someone for it! I love the dishes in it! And I love the color it is now! Next time I will be looking at those metal racks a little differently! Thanks for the inspiration...
    Susan

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  5. I would have.... but put files in it instead and yes..I remember vinyl..all too well, thank you very much lol
    still have some
    xx
    z

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  6. If I had all those gorgeous platters, yes I would have bought it - I love the look you've created. And so much better to have your platters out where you can see them than stored away stacked in a hutch.

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  7. Yes, yes, yes I would have bought it. I love how you used it.

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  8. My first thought was to put platters on there. Looks great.

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  9. I love what you did of coarse. The color is great as is, it looks like the old general store kinda red.
    Lisa

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  10. Fabulous re=purpose. Love it, as I do all of your ideas.

    Blessings,
    Margo aka Robolady

    robolady.blogspot.com/
    robojunker.com

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  11. Yes I would have--love how you have used it!

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  12. I would have bought it in a second! I was thinking I'd paint it black and sit it next to my comfy chair in my mom cave/guest room and keep my favorite craft and cookbooks in it..and probably some magazines on the bottom.
    But, I like your idea too...I have platters stacked in my cabinet that I'd love to display!

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  13. Great way to repurpose something that most people would pass up on at a thrift store!

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  14. Love the color, would have so bought it, but I would use it for magazines, books and/or files.Creative way to repurpose and display pretty pieces. I don't know why, but it is making me nervous with those platters on it, which I know is silly of me since you wouldn't risk their safety.

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  15. I would have bought it but I wouldn't have known what to do with it!! Typical Ceekay!!

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  16. Awesome! That record stand has such great lines, doesn't it? Looks like it was made for those ironstone platters!

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  17. I would have bought it - but would NEVER have thought to use it is the totally creative way you are - showing your platter collection. Awesome.

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  18. Oh yes, Jane, I would have bought it. I could imagine that the rack would be good to store scrapbooking papers, cardboard etc. but I love your platter idea too. It's just perfect for them.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  19. Oh yes I would have bought it for displaying mine also!!!! I have been on the look out for the old wood wine bottle holder to store my rollin pins

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  20. Haha! I haven't had anyone say to me "What's an album?" yet, but I'd probably let out a strangled yell, Jane! : ) We actually still have some. Wow, I'd probably look at this knowing I could use it for something, and I probably would buy it because of its potential. It fits perfectly and out of the way in your kitchen. I love it as is for you, Jane. You know me, I'd probably do it Heirloom White! The platters were a great idea, but I could even see someone who does still have albums using it for it's original purpose to show off their collection. Great piece!

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  21. Never would have thought of using it for plates but I love it! Yes, I would have bought it to store all my old 33's.

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  22. No I would have passed it by. But then I don't have your eye for creativity. Just perfect.

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  23. I would have bought it - and probably used it as a plate rack! That was my first thought when I saw it, but then again that's what I've been looking out for lately, so it seems like everything looks like a potential plate rack.

    Beautiful display!

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  24. I love it's shape! I have seen other album racks (not as nice looking as yours) before, and thought they might be used for children's books. ( I work with children.) But it never would have crossed my mind to use it for platters! You are the creative genius of the blog world, that is for sure!

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  25. Oh, yes! I would have bought it. Love the color and love how you displayed your platters!! Your creativity is amazing, as always!!!

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  26. I would have definitely bought it. Although I had tons of vinyl, I didn't recognize this piece. I would have thought it was office related. Love the color and your dishes look great.

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  27. That's just what I would have done with it!! Just beautiful - great catch!

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  28. Oh I would definitely buy it now!!!!
    hugs from here...

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  29. Fabulous! I probably would not have purchased it--but now that I have seen what you've done, I will in the future! Your platters look amazing!

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  30. I probably never would have bought it, but now that I see what you've done with it I would be kicking myself for not buying it. I love how you've used it.

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  31. great idea. now that i see what you did with it yes i would buy it.

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  32. Love it! definite buy, especially now that I see a new idea for using it. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  33. Great find! I love how you repurposed it for plates. Very clever.

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  34. yeah I'd buy it - I hadn't thought of ironstone display until I saw yours in the post - originally I was thinking file storage for the office...

    hmmmm - the possibilities! Good unique find!

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  35. It's almost like it was MEANT to hold those platters. Good repurpose on your part!

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  36. I would have bought it, but wouldn't have thought of your clever use for it.

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  37. I would have bought it and then not known what to do with it! It works great as a display piece for your platters. When things are stacked up it's easy to forget what you have.
    The transformation of the humble wine box in your last post was magnificent! Who would have thought? Continually amaze me Jane!
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  38. Oh yes, I would have bought it! Pieces like that make such great displays...I love how your beautiful platters look in it!

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  39. I would not have bought it. But I would buy it now since I have seen what I can do with it!

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  40. Well, no I wouldn't have, because I don't have your vision, that's why! LOL.
    You are amazing, so clever, it's the prefect way to display your platters, love the repurposed drawers on the wall above, too.
    Maggie

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  41. I probably wouldn't have bought it, but then after seeing this post, I probably will if I ever see one. Great idea, as usual.

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  42. Yes, I would have bought it with the thought of
    storing my many reams of craft and scrapbook papers. But your idea to use it to store platters is brilliant...much safer than stacking them in a cupboard. Love it!

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  43. Absolutely, but my husband would not be too happy with me. I love garage sale finds. He love my finds, but would like me to limit furniture because we are running out of room. Your rack looks great as is. Enjoy.

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  44. I love it! (and yes, I remember those record albums well.) I have some wonderful platters that I would enjoy having out too.. but, I have grandkids tearing thru the house too often to ever think about putting it on the floor. It looks so lovely there though. sigh.

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  45. I would definitely have bought it and wouldn't paint it...love it as is!!

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  46. I probably wouldn't have bought.....but I'd have regreted it later. Especially having seen this. I never a good place to store platters and this is an excellent one!

    I'm so glad I found your blog. I know I'm going to enjoy it.

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  47. You are always thinking outside the box. I wouldn't have thought to buy it since I don't have any albums to store in it. Love your use of it as a plate rack. :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  48. As soon as I saw the picture I thought "Absolutely I would buy it!" and thought it was perfect for plates. Then I scrolled down and saw I wasn't the only one who thought that! LOL

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  49. Love it and love how you are repurposing it!

    Talked about you in my Wrap-up today! thanks for joining my linky party!

    Stephanie
    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  50. Wow...love it. That is so cool looking.

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  51. awesome re-purpose, not sure if i would have thought to use it with dishes, but it works i think.

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