Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vintage Camera Shelf

Still working with the "Vintage Travel" theme for our guest room, I repurposed this shelf and filled it with old cameras and binoculars.  The shelf was from IKEA - just plain wood with chrome ends and was in the room when it was my son's bedroom.  I gave it a few coats of Emporer's Silk chalk paint, distressed it a bit and waxed it.  I then added a band of black, twill tape with upholstery tacks.
 I got great deals after 'haunting' Ebay for months on all of these old cameras -- not a single one of them was more than 10.00 and they all came with their original cases.
 How about THAT movie camera? It even came with it's original light meter which I put in my little display table in the room along with other vintage 'travel' items. But my favorite find, by far, are the binoculars found in an antique store.  I gladly paid $12.00 for them because not only do they work and come in the original case but inside was the original receipt . . . in FRENCH. . . from PARIS!


 I still have more projects to show and a few more to complete but have to wait a bit because my son and daughter-in-law are using the room right now!
 

11 comments:

  1. you find the coolest things!

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  2. You really are a smart shopper...no wonder we get along so well! I love looking for treasures...the search is so much fun and when you get a deal...that just makes it even better! This is a great collection and wonderful way to display it!

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  3. Love your collection !!! I think the camera we just bought is very similar if not exactly the same as yours on the far left. Thanks for sharing :)
    Francine

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  4. Way cool....I love cameras, but the binoculars with the receipt...way cool!!

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  5. You have a wonderful collection and thanks for sharing it with us at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. What a great find! Lauren, I love the French receipt.
    Sherry

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  7. Beautful cameras they make a great display.

    Cynthia

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  8. Jealous and now need a camera collection! You're the under $10 camera finder of all time! And those French binoculars take the croissant!
    Kelly

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  9. Hi Lauren,

    Wow! That is one fabulous collection! I love how you redid the shelf.

    Dee

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  10. Fantastic! Love the French receipt. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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