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!


  1. you find the coolest things!

  2. You really are a smart 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!

  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 :)

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

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


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

  7. Beautful cameras they make a great display.


  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!

  9. Hi Lauren,

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


  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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