Friday

Vintage DIY: decorate your speakers

When I inherited this vintage 1970's Juliet record player + speaker system from my father, I was absolutely antsy to buy a TON of records. I was so happy to have something vintage that used to belong to my father because most of the neat vintage I had was from my mother. However, the wood used when making the speakers was very sticky and hard to pick up for that reason. It was unappealing altogether. The color of the wood also left something to be desired, so I decided to give them a little make-over. 
Supplies Needed: your speakers, paint of your choice to coat the speakers with, paint for your details on the speakers, a large paint or foam brush, smaller brushes, a cup of water, a paint palette, and newspaper to avoid making a mess.
1. Place your speakers under the newspaper and coat them with your base layer of paint (you may also need a second coat!)
2. Draw on your designs lightly with a pencil
3. paint your designs on your speakers and let it dry!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY and please send any photos of your decorated speakers to me via polly AT paulieantiques DOT com. I'd love to feature them!
love, polly

11 comments:

Marja said...

Those speakers look so beautiful! Such a great DIY idea!

Marja <3

Madeline Grace said...

Aw, Polly! This are adorable!

RUDA said...

Amazing ! So little work is enough to get a great look ! I really like your blog and your ideas! You are great ! <3

Bad Taste Toast said...

Such a great idea and the speakers look oh-so-cute now! :)

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

You did a great job! I had speakers like this growing up, they were huge! I kinda wish I still had them now so I could do the same. :)

Polka Princess said...

Cute! <3

This Charming Style said...

Aww wow, such a great DIY! The speakers look so cute. I would never think of that, you are so clever :D. I wish i had a record player! xx

miss teacups. said...

that looks great polly! i'm personally a fan of the wood as we have lots of neutral and natural colours in our home, but i love the re-design!! so cute.

Zane said...

wonderful idea

Heather Belle said...

So cute and playful! Love this DIY, will have to try this one for myself :)

Gracey said...

so creative! :) and i like the color, the hue could match your music!