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Don’t you just love to see other people’s creativity? Nashville Musician Matt Glassmeyer seems to not only be very creative, but also handy. He had the idea to use 350 damaged records to build a roof for his porch.

Here’s what the musician had to say about his creation:

“I’ve always wanted to do something that beat angry critics out of the bushes. Success. For the fun people, I left 100 of these outside for 2 years through rain, snow, and heat to test the durability. They cleaned up perfectly and are in the same shape as any other record. And this porch is on the north side of a two-story house which gets no direct sun. Even then, I think two layers of records would work just as well in direct sun. I used 350 nails. I’ve done regular roofs which require 4-5 nails per shingle. This is more like 2-3 nails in the same space as a regular shingle.”

Take a look and tell me: Using old records as a roof is Cool or Fool?


Look Up!

Do you like this look? If you ever get bored, you can try to test your eye sight and read the titles! 😉

Just Push Play

Loving it or not, you can’t deny it’s a really unique idea and he did a really great job here. Don’t you think?

Can’t wait to know what you think of this Cool or Fool. I must say that even if I wouldn’t use this at my place, I really admire this idea and the fact he had recycled something and transformed it into something quite useful.

Now, it’s your turn. Cool or Fool?


This weekend will be extremely busy but I’m looking forward to it. My daughter will have her first Ballet recital and I simply can’t wait to see her. Ballet is her passion (besides candy, of course!) and it will be amazing seeing her there with her friends. Life should be about this, looking forward to the “magical” moments that life bring to us.

I hope you have plenty of “magical moments” during this weekend!

We’ll talk more on Monday, ok? See you soon!


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* “Cool or Fool” happens every Friday. I’ve started this section where I post “different” and controversial things that I know some of you will love and others will not. The point is to tell us what you really think, regardless of anything. It’s a space where you speak your mind and analyze what you see. Have fun with it and laugh along the way!

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  1. Splendid Sass said,

    Well, Luciane, I love this original idea. It has its place!
    I am not saying I want to create a roof of records, but it is a cute idea.
    I hope that you are having a great day.

  2. The enchanted home said,

    Original, a work of art and surely quite different are all ways to describe this. I think its reflection of this mans passion and desire to do something different so for him, (for him being the key words here) its cool…it sure wouldn’t be “my thing” but I appreciate what went behind doing it. Have a great time at the recital..how sweet, shes a girl after my own heart with her second love being candy, yep..I love my gummy bears, Swedish fish and chocolate!! Enjoy.

  3. Karena said,

    It is a work of art and he is a creative genius for sure. I would not do this to my home, however it is very Cool!

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  4. Tiffany @ Savor Home said,

    I agree with you. I’m not sure I would do this creative look for my own home, but I am all for recycling!!! I recycle everything!

    I hope you have a splendid weekend!

  5. Tereza said,

    Luciane, a idéia é prá lá de original e ele foi muito criativo.
    Aqui na minha terra, onde a chuva é intensa, não acredito que fosse muito prático.
    Um ótimo dia prá você.

  6. SizzleandZoom said,

    This is unique. My hubby would never let go of his precious old albums to do this but I can appreciate the individualism in this and I like it. Cool for me.

  7. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    that roof is adorable and makes total sense for that homeowner. you’ve just gotta love someone who does such a thing for themselves only, not being bothered by thoughts of “resale” or “convention.”

    happy recital, L! how exciting for all of you. and boo hoo i never got to buy ballet slippers for a daughter! that alone would be a magical moment for me (pray i get granddaughters!!!).


  8. Under Spanish Moss said,

    Cool for him would be fool for my house. Very creative! Take lots of pictures at the recital.

  9. Marianne {Style For Living} said,

    Well,it is original so we can’t knock him for that. And, being that he is a musician, it is cool. For my own home, fool. Happy Weekend, Luciane!

  10. Dovecote Decor said,

    You know I love cool or fool. I really always vote for cool, so I repeat myself. i would not necessarily do these things for myself, or my clients, yet I applaud creativity and fun in design. That pirate, Peter Pan bedroom still seems dangerous, but what a dream. I love the record roof!!

  11. Karen T. said,

    I would not do this on my own home, but I do really like the aerial view of the roof.

  12. Great fun

    good for him !

    his music and memories all around him

    AND keeping him warm and dry enjoy the weekend sweetpie love fay xx

  13. Meera @ firstsense said,

    I applaud him for upcycling so creatively in a way that relates to his passion for music.

    Happy recital, such an exciting event!

    Meera xx

  14. designchic said,

    now that’ s recycling!! Glad you are feeling better these days and can’t wait to hear whether you’re having a boy or girl!!

  15. Kathy said,

    Now that’s unique and *cool*…not for me but right place for that great idea!

  16. kristin said,

    I don’t think I would choose that roof, but good for him:) Thanks so much for your nice comments on my photos. It always make ma happy, and really…if it wasn’t for the blogging world, I wouldn’t have found this passion that I’m now enjoying so much. And lovely comment like yours makes me want to continue!!! Have a wonderful day, my friend!!!

    Kristin xoxoxo

  17. Rachel said,

    I love it! Cool!

  18. Ann said,

    That is such a cool idea…

    Although, if it were a collection of mine, I wouldn’t want them to get wet by rains nor be exposed to sunlight.

  19. Sheila Zeller said,

    Just catching up so a little late to weigh in… but I think it’s kind of cool – in the right context. I wonder what happens to the vinyl in the heat of the sun though? Personally, I’d do something fun and funky with the records inside rather than out!

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