Make a hit record and sell over 500,000 copies and you've gone gold. I don't play any music and will never make music that will drive music fans to the stores in droves, but I feel like I've done some cool stuff and why shouldn't I have a record for my own achievements? So screw that, I decided to just make one of my own.

With about $10 you can do it, too. Follow these steps and live the golden life.

Step 1: Paint it Black and Gold

You can get the supplies you need at any nearby thrift store. Grab any record and a frame big enough to show it off. Don't worry about any of the colors because with cans of black and gold spraypaint it will all look perfect in just a few minutes.

The record is easy enough to paint. Just use lights coats and keep the can moving. Use the same technique on the frame and you'll come out just fine.

The black spraypaint is used to turn the backing board from the frame into a nice backdrop for the record. If you have some black foamcore lying around, then that'll do great, too.
Just made one as a gift for Christmas for my girlfriend!!!
Can you still listen to the records? I do love my music!
gotta gonna make one for when i graduate uni!
I think a golden <em>saw blade</em> would look awesome!<br/>
u spelled awesome rong<br />
he spelled it awesome you spelled it awesome (unless your talking about the record)
you spelled you and wrong wrong
It's quite ironic, isn't it?<br />
I know, I was just being an ironic figure of a hypocrite
This should be an award on instructables. Like, highest viewed, or highest rated instructable on the site. :D
Interestingly the top 8 <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/?sort=VIEWS">highest viewed Instructables</a> on the site have literally gone gold with over 500,000 views, whilst <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Kiss/">How to kiss</a> has the accomplishment of being (at time of going to... web) the only platinum Instructable with over a million views.<br/>
I count 3 platinums now... But I guess it is a year later!<br />
That would be cool. The tricky part here is finding the right frame for cheap. I totally lucked out getting this one for $4, but it would be a bit of legwork getting more.
Maybe a patch or image instead of the real thing would be more cost effective.
UUUUU, quite intresting=D i'll posto soon mine work=D tnx for the instructable=D
hi would you still be able to play the record?that way you can show it off and say its &quot;gold&quot;!!
How did you cut the label out so perfectly round?<br />
Just an X-acto blade. Might've used a circle as a guide, but can't remember.<br />
Thanks for the instructable, <br /> Here are two I made for my buddy for Christmas.<br />
This link, http://www.morphius.com/manufacturing/index.cfm?cc=templates has a downloadable template<br /> <br />
Awesome! this will suffice for almost any occasion
Great idea for all those damned Michael McDonald records I have laying around...
Commemorate making an onion bagel with Butter.
Wow, this is really cool!
Where to find <strong>24k gold</strong> spray paint...<br/>
woa sooo gonna do this for one of my friend band :D :D :D and i might put on a suit and pop up to to stage and give this to them from "the label" :D :D she's so gonna love this and Really really excellent work dude
That's great! I think I might make one of these for a friend of mine.
thats really neat....
Haha nice! My friends did a similar thing when they sold 100 copies of their home recorded album!

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