Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Camera Display

I have several vintage cameras I've been wanting to display.  My goal is to get my son's room painted and display the cameras in his room.  Well, I've had the paint for his room a couple of months now and have yet to open a can, so I decided to hang a couple of the cameras in my bedroom until I work up the energy to get his room painted.

I started with two of these bullseye architectural molding pieces.
When I bought them they were stained wood.  I painted them white and distressed the edges.

To form the shelves I used a couple of mortise locks and used them in the same way as the project I posted about here. The faceplate of the locks were placed on the molding pieces and screwed in place to form the shelves.
I added hangers to the back of the molding and hung the shelves on the wall.
I then sorted through my vintage cameras and found two that fit on the shelves. 
The shelves by themselves looked a little lost on the wall so I grabbed an old picture frame and hung it on the wall to frame out the shelves.
I still thought it needed something to finish it off so I found a 1950's photo of my Dad and one of my Mom and tacked them to the wall with decorative upholstery nails.
I'm thinking this may never make it's way into my son's room.

Lots of parties to link to:
The Sunday Showcase Party with Stephanie Lynn @ Under The Table and Dreaming
Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday with Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage
Amaze Me Monday with Carrie @ Dittle Dattle
and 
Motivate Me Monday with Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple

Have a wonderful week.

Jane

60 comments:

  1. I love old cameras too! What a fabulous way to display them. The black and white photos really add a special touch!

    Jeanine

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  2. Very nice Jane! I really love your projects, they are simple, your pictures are great and your instructions are clear and to the point! I'm loving everything you post.
    Susan @ homeroad

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  3. I love this! We have an old camera collection, and now you have me thinking...

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  4. What a great display! I love the addition of the two B&W photos and the frame.

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  5. Hi Jane,
    This is a wonderful way to display old cameras. I love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Really a wonderful way to display those old cameras. Very creative and I love the idea of placing the frame around them.

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  7. That looks great, Jane. I know what you mean about putting a paint project off. I have been saying for months that I need to paint the laundry room and just can't seem to get to it.

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  8. I saw several pieces of that bullseye moulding at the local architectural salvage place yesterday and thought 'what can I do with those?' besides using them obviously as moulding. Now I know! They had some of the lock pieces too but those were surprisingly a bit expensive. I'll have to be on the lookout for them. I think this is so clever and I love the way it all looks.

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  9. What a beautiful way to display your cameras!!

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  10. you are just too darn clever Jane!!
    This look is so clean and perfect for a mans space.
    Totally a great project for a vintage inspired office.
    Amy

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  11. Love this idea. You never cease to amaze me!
    Hope you have a creative week, my friend.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  12. Oh my gosh Jane I you may be way more generous than I am if you put that piece in his room after seeing it finished! That is so cool! I have almost everything for this project, I have the trim, I have the cameras (found a few at a church sale for a song) just need to find the locks... I will be on the hunt, good thing it's garage sale season! t. xoxoxoxo

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  13. Uh nope....I would be keeping that in MY room. Very cute. I would love to find some old cameras...I love that look!!

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  14. That is just too cool! What a great idea! Love it!

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  15. Always outdoing yourself Jane. Amazing.

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  16. A very fun way to display wonderful old cameras. The addition of your photos make it so special. I always get excited to see you have a new post!!

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  17. Clever, as always! :) Dana

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  18. So darn cute...I have one old camera...maybe I can copy your idea:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. So simple....so striking! Love it..great use of the mortises!

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  20. Amazing display! I love old cameras, too, and you've got some nice ones there. Such a unique and creative way to present them, very well done!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  21. Oh, not sure if you know, but you won a giveaway from Kathleen over at Faded Charm! I was so happy to see your name, I actually clapped, scaring my poor kitties! Here's the post: http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2011/05/and-winners-are.html

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  22. Oh my gosh! I LOVE it! That is absolutely ingenious and looks so beautiful. I wouldn't let that go either! LOL

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  23. Jane, what a beautiful dispay!

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  24. Pure genius! Love the shelves....

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  25. That looks absolutely awesome.

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  26. Jane,
    Thanks for visiting my blog during my vignette week.
    Love the way you are displaying the vingage cameras.
    Have a great week.
    Michele

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  27. Well girl, you have done it again!!!! =)
    You amaze me with your ideas, and so simple!

    ? how did you get the thick paint on your white piece without filling in all the holes?? Looks terrific!

    See you soon.

    blessings
    barb

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  28. Your projects are always so over-the-top cool!

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  29. That looks so great and the added touch of the old photos is perfect.

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  30. Another winner- I would leave that one right where it is and get the boy something else! If I lived close, I would come paint. That's my fave!

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  31. Lovely display. You have so many inspiring ideas!
    ~Heidi

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  32. Jane,
    I am not sure if your son will get this display in his room either! Great idea! I am wondering if he is still taking photos? He has such a great eye!
    I've had the chance to read up on your blog and love all your white photos. I hoping to keep much of our new house filled with white, you are such an inspitiation!
    Dee Dee

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  33. I love this! I collect old cameras too and the idea you have here is awesome!

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  34. Oh Jane, I love the heck out of this idea! My Mom just gave me a couple of her old cameras, and I just have them sitting on a shelf. This is much more stunning!

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  35. Perfect display...I am going to "borrow" your idea!

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  36. Anthropology will probably be calling you to come work for them...:)

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  37. Wow, this looks so great! Another idea I'm gonna have rip-off from you. And I loved the strainer displays too. I always pass over all of that stuff lacking the vision of what it could be. I guess that's why you get all of the good stuff. Hope you have a great week!

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  38. How gorgeous is this??? Great job!!! Lovely idea!!!

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  39. I just love what you do so much!!!
    I want to be inside your head..........you are so creative!!

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  40. how cute love the idea... and im your newest follower.
    lauren

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  41. OH I love this, Jane! I really need to try this one!!

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  42. Cool. Looks like something right out of a Pottery Barn catalog!

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  43. I really like this. It looks great within the frame.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  44. Please don't think I'm a stalker, but I'm going to feature you again.....I can't help it if you keep making such cute stuff! Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

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  45. What a wonderful display, Jane. The cameras work perfectly on their custom display stands ;). Hugs, Kim

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  46. You are so creative! I collect these little bits of moulding, didn't know what to do with them, now you've got my creative juices flowing! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas!

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  47. You have such unique and creative ideas. Everything you do turns out beautifully! You keep me inspired! Lesa

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  48. Hi Jane, Your displays always inspire me and are so creative and clever - This one none-the-less. The details on the molding are simply stunning - I love the white and they look like they have been that way for years - great job distressing. Beautiful! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I hope you don't mind that I have included this in today's features. Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  49. Another fabulous idea. You never cease to amaze me.

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  50. Oh wow, simply Wow!
    Love how simple and vintage it is. As a beginner photographer I'm in love with older equipment.

    I'd love to have you come by my Make & Share craft hop at HOMEmomMADE.

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  51. Jane, I just love this project! I'm catching up after all the blogger issues this past week. Love the hinge project, the paint tote and your menu board too!

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  52. My daughter is an avid camera collector. WHAT A GREAT IDEA. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  53. What a perfect way to display your cameras! So unique and beautiful. Visiting from West Furniture Revivals.

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  54. So happy to have found your blog. Love it. I am definitely going to put you under my favorite reads on my blog.

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  55. too cute girl !! (i have cameras too...good thing we dont shop in the same place !)

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  56. I've read this post before, but as I was looking at it again it struck me that I think we the same paint color on our walls. Or may it's just the angle of the light on my computer screen - who knows. I love your use of architectural salvage (one of my favorite things, but I often can't think of what to do with it - at least not when I'm there in the store) I love to go to salvage stores and just look... Often it's a little pricey for my budget though!
    So, did you ever get your son's room painted? ;-)

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  57. Wow jane. Most people use junk, but very few manage to successfully use it in such a classy way! I'm really impressed. I have 14 vintage cameras and can't wait to pinch this delicious idea. Thanks for sharing...

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