What would you do if you inherited hundreds of incredible vintage jazz records?
Keeping them in boxes on the living room floor doesn't really seem like the best option - apart from the whole how-to-get-to-the-window issue, something tells me that a certain Little Miss would like nothing more than to gnaw on some vintage vinyl:
However, building an extra Ikea Expedit section...
...to sit on top of an existing Expedit section and create a floor-to-ceiling unit seems very sensible:
(It kinda looks as if this is one photo, but it's actually a before on the left and an after on the right.)
Yes, the records look quite happy in their new home:
My Grandpa (who gave me the records) was a passionate jazzman - he collected the records over a period of around seventy years. He also played the vibraphone - here is one of his beaters:
The final touch, natch, was to procure a new record player and install it in the kitchen so I can listen to Billie Holiday while I cook. And it pleases me that the record player sits very comfortably alongside the JBL ipod player:
Have you incorporated any beloved family heirlooms into your casa?