My friend/picker Sue found this little case for me.
At first I thought it was a makeup case, but then I realized it was probably used to hold 45’s. Oh boy, that might really be aging me. How many of you now thinking “45’s? What is she talking about?”
But I bet more than a few of you will know exactly what I’m talking about, records of course.
That clear handle screams record carrying case to me, sort of like this one …
Although the shape doesn’t seem quite right.
I never actually had a case like that for my 45’s, mine looked like this …
It was so groovy. Who else remembers these? You turn that handle at the top and the blue pieces lifts off to reveal all of your 45’s. I borrowed that photo from Etsy, so if you’re looking for one of these cases, they are out there!
Anyway, I don’t think anyone is going to use this case for their records now. Especially now that I’ve given it a new look.
Let’s start with the inside though. Unfortunately I neglected to get a ‘before’ photo of the inside, but it was a little beat up and tired looking.
I painted the inside black using Dixie Belle’s Silk Paint in Anchor. Then I lined the lid and the bottom with some old scrapbook paper that I had on hand.
You might be surprised to learn that I decided not to paint the outside. I rather liked that butterscotch sort of color and the original patina on the case.
So rather than paint it, I just gave it a good cleaning with soap and water and then added some I.O.D. transfers to it.
The florals are from their Floral Anthology transfer, and the wording is from their Label Ephemera transfer.
Oh, and the cute little crown is from their French Pots transfer. I stole it from the goose …
I applied some clear wax over the case to give it a little protection, and then that was it.
I’m not sure what it is about that Lucite handle, but I just love it.
And I guess I’m not entirely sure that is Lucite either. But it has a bit more heft than your typical cheap plastic handle, and it’s crystal clear which usually means Lucite.
But, for the record, I’m not sure if this is a record case and I’m not sure if that is a Lucite handle, but I am sure that it’s pretty cute now.
What do you think?
This little case is for sale, so be sure to check my ‘available for local sale‘ page for more details (sorry, I don’t offer shipping).