Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Spray Painted a Brownie!



     No, I don’t mean that I painted one of those cute mini Girl Scouts. I was putting my Halloween stuff away the other day when I came across this in the trunk.

     This is a Brownie camera that was my grandfathers. I have many cameras that were his, but I am tired of displaying them. I am never going to sell them, because they were his, but I decided to snaz this one up a bit.

I taped and taped and taped. Then I sprayed it the new color that Art has decided he wants in our bedroom. (Yes, he has spoken up and now that means that I have to adapt)

So now, we have an avocado green Brownie! It still works, still makes me think of my grandfather and all that. It just is a cool, new, modernish looking thing to decorate with!

Have you ever painted something that deep down, you know was breaking all sorts of rules?


PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I have a camera collection, but never thought about painting them...had other ideas to jazz them, though.
And yes...I painted a lampshade this week. I posted a before and after. Turned out really nice.
Living it up at Lakewood,

Jane said...

The camera looks so updated in avocado green. What a great idea! I think your grandfather would love it.

Struggler said...

How cool!
No, I have never been willfully mischievous with spray paint, but you've definitely got me thinking now.

Its So Very Cheri said...

That camera is gorgeous, I wish I had some of my grandfathers


Shelia said...

This is too cute!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Cute! Love the paly on words-I thought you meant the brownies you bake and eat- I expected some new fangled spary on frosting machine LOL

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Cindy said...

Awesome! I have a friend who uses a brownie...in fact she used me as a model for a photo shoot using a brownie (I was 'vintage mother' in an apron doing laundry *snicker*).
This post certainly qualifies for my 'made it with what I had' party today. Feel free to link up, would love to have you :)

Lara Harris said...

I love the old cameras!Just be sure it's not worth heaps before you paint it!:)


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