DIY Lamp Made Using Vintage Cameras and Slide Film

Camera hoarder Stacie Grissom of Stars for Streetlights received a massive collection of old cameras from her uncle a couple years ago. She soon discovered that she wouldn’t possibly have time to use all of them, so she took a few of the neglected and worn down ones and made a one-of-a-kind lamp for her home. The cameras were turned into the lamp base using a pipe and some cold weld, and the lamp shade was made using color slide film. If you have some broken cameras lying around and want to make your own, Grissom has detailed her entire process over on her blog.

How to Make a Lamp from Vintage Cameras (via Make)

Image credit: Photograph by Stacie Grissom/Stars for Streetlights

  • JustSayin

    wow! way to kill a camera (if it wasnt broken already) and make a pretty rubbish looking lamp at the same time!

  • Jostein Roalkvam

    Oh lord.. The horror.

  • Andrew Bowness

    I like the shade but the cameras don’t really work for me, it looks a bit odd with them stacked like that.

  • Joey Duncan

    lol, get over yourselves… It’s a cool idea. I think it looks ok, “not for me” but I could see my girlfriend doing it…….. if I had one.. :-( lol