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Refurbish your La Sardina

I was very happy, when I heard I had won a La Sardina at the “Telefonbuch” competition. Unfortunately I don’t like white very much, so I planned to refurbish my Sardine cam to have an individual camera (that it looks similar to the Maps Edition was by accident ;D)



What you need for the La Sardina-makeover:

  • A La Sardina ;D
  • Pen & paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (all-purpose glue works best)
  • Books, magazines, photos, whatever you want to stick on your camera
  • Clear coat & brush (I used laquer which is used for napkin decoupage)
  • One afternoon with spare time

First of all I made patterns, so the maps fit perfectly on my camera. For this I used a sheet of paper, placed it on my La Sardina and Fritz the Blitz and retraced the edges. After doing this for all sides I cut it out and tested if it fits on my camera. Maybe you have to correct it a little bit, especially near the knobs and the flash adapter.

Afterwards I searched for suitable maps. I used a book about seafaring. You just have to use your patterns and retrace them and then cut it out.

Following I clued everything with all-purpose glue and pressed it tightly against the camera.

Last I painted everything with several layers of clear coat. Between the layers I allowed everything to dry.

That’s it. It only takes you one afternoon. It’s a perfect activity for cold, stormy autumn days and while the coat dries, there’s enough time for tea and cookies. ;)

written by captain_mary and translated by captain_mary


  1. aanum


    Great look

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  2. roxanneross


    this looks awesome :)

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  3. noe_arteaga


    That is a very pretty La Sardina!

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  4. captain_mary


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  5. exlhantu


    looks great! :D
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  6. captain_mary


    @exlhantu Thanks (:

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