Repurposed Vintage Camera Table Lamps

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I am honored today to feature these two gorgeous Repurposed Vintage Camera Table Lamps by Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box. Can you believe she made this out of a vintage camera and a candlestick? With a lamp rewiring kit and some great Ebay finds she made two unique table lamps. 

Loren said that although it may not look easy, this is a fairly simple DIY project you can take on over the weekend.  She followed the directions from the lamp kit and with the help of the World Wide Web she was able to figure out how to disassemble each camera.  By simply adding a bolt to the inside of the camera, she was able to screw it into the wooden tripod after she removed the candle top plate.  To stabilize the camera she added washers to the bottoms and the tops of each camera.  She found that an Edison bulb fit perfectly and snuggly into the lens of each camera without additional support.

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Loren also has some tips for shopping for these items on Ebay.  She suggests that when you look for the cameras, do not look for cameras in perfect working condition.  Rather, purchase a camera being sold as parts since you will be disassembling it anyway.  This will save you a lot of time and money.

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Amazing! You can see Loren’s full tutorial for these Repurposed Vintage Camera Table Lamps along with more photos on her blog, Pandora’s Craft Box.  Thank you so much Loren for allowing me to share this fantastic project!  It’s probably the best out of many greats you have done to date!

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7 Comments

  1. This is an amazing idea! I’ve always loved the look of vintage cameras, but didn’t really want to just “collect” them… How great that they have been repurposed into something that can be used everyday! I think this is an awesome project that I’m going to have to try… Kudos to Loren for thinking “outside the box”, and thanks so much Dinah for sharing this project with us! 🙂

  2. What kind of camera is that. I just recieved one just like yours, but i dont know what kind it is. Can you help me please?

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