DIY Framed Cameras

DIY Framed CamerasYou have more cameras than Beyoncé has dance moves. Okay, so maybe you don’t have that many cameras yet. But you still need a place to show them off. Beyoncé wouldn’t hide her dance moves from the world, would she? If she did, then she wouldn’t be Beyoncé. So why would you hide your cameras? Take a tip from the diva and display them for the world to notice. So how do you do it?

MATERIALS: ——————————————————————–

  • DIY Framed Cameras MaterialsFrame
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • 2 Picture hooks
  • 2 Sawtooth hangers
  • Spray paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Cameras you want to show off

 

STEP 1: SAND AND PAINT THE FRAME: —————————–

DIY Camera Frames: Sanding

To prep your frame, start by sanding it with sandpaper. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just make the surface rough for the paint to stick. Wipe off any residue.

DIY Framed Cameras: Painting

Now that the frame is prepped, go outdoors in a well-ventilated space and spray a layer of paint on the frame. I chose Irridescent Antique Gold because I was feeling fancy. 🙂 Make sure to spray 8-10 inches away from the frame. Wait for it to dry, and repeat for a second coat.

STEP 2: MOUNT YOUR FRAME——————————————

DIY Framed Cameras: MountingIf your frame didn’t come with hardware to hang on a wall, have no fear! Just hammer 2 sawtooth hangers to the back of your frame, one near each corner. Make sure they are level with one another. To hang your frame, hammer 2 picture hooks into the wall. Make sure they are the same distance apart as the sawtooth hangers (measured from the middle). Place the frame on the picture hooks, hooking them into the sawtooth hangers.

STEP 3: SHOW OFF YOUR CAMERAS———————————

DIY Framed Cameras: Showing offNow you are ready for the most crucial step. Choose the cameras you want to show off and hang them in your frame. Hammer a nail on the wall inside the area of the frame. Don’t hammer it into the wall all the way – leave at least half an inch sticking out. Make a knot in the camera strap close to the camera body.

DIY Framed Cameras: Showing off Final

Hang the camera on the nail, using the knot you just made in the camera strap. Repeat until your frame is full of cameras.

When your friends visit you, they will admire your collection and know that you are a photography guru. You don’t just frame art – you frame your cameras, which make art. That’s pretty deep. Beyoncé would approve.

NOTE: If you want to show off some extremely valuable and/or heavy cameras, make sure to install some shelves for your treasures to sit on instead of hanging them by their straps. That way, you can still show them off while protecting them at the same time.

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