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Decorating With Vintage Cameras

Are you a collector of old cameras?  Do you love the unique styles of all the different makes and eras but have them hidden away somewhere where only you get to admire them?

Some of the best home accents come from those very collections.  You need to pull them out from wherever you are stashing them and put them on display where everyone can have a chance to see them.

I know this because we once had boxes full of wonderful vintage cameras that had been passed down to my husband from his dad and grandpa.  They were a wonderful keepsake but sadly hidden away when they should be showcased.  Not only were they being hidden but they were taking up valuable storage space that could be left for other trinkets……NOT!  I hate storing things!

Anyway, I am going to show you how I displayed those cameras and show more examples for decorating with vintage cameras so that you too will be fully inspired to get your collection out of a box and used as home decor.

Our study seemed like the perfect room to display old cameras so I decided to line our fireplace mantel with them.

decorating with vintage cameras by rustic-crafts.com

decorating with vintage cameras by rustic-crafts.com

Here are some more ideas that I found:

decorating with vintage cameras

Framed vintage cameras by Apartment Therapy

Create some fantastic wall art with this framing idea by Apartment Therapy.  This is a great way to really showcase each camera and make them pop.

decorating with vintage cameras

vintage camera shelf by Woman's Day

I like this narrow shelving unit for smaller spaces.  It’s a nice size for stacking a collection of vintage cameras.

decorating with vintage cameras

Vintage camera lamp by Homedit

A super fun way to decorate with vintage cameras would be to take a few and make them into a new lamp.  This project isn’t really as hard as it looks.  Get the instructions to make your own from Homedit.

decorating with vintage cameras

Shabby chic camera display by A Vintage Affaire

And finally, I thought this was a pretty shabby chic display by A Vintage Affaire.

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!