Like most junkers, I occasionally bring home junk.
Like these old license plates.
I have many, many….(sigh) many more. These are just a few of my faves.
Truth be told, I still have the old ones off my previous vehicles. Hard to part with anything.
I thought it might be cool to cover the bathroom walls like this awesomeness…..
(photo via Houzz)
Looks like the men’s room at a dive bar. Not that that is always a bad thing. (Pretty sure the urinals are just out of view)
Our tastes have matured a little – just a little – and we want our bathrooms to look a little bit ……. cleaner.
I could use those old plates to make a statement art piece.
Like this great grouping in this pretty traditional living room.
Or some sort of hanging room divider in the backyard, like this one….
Looks pretty easy to make, just need some short lengths of chain.
But with tin snips, I could make something like these….
(via Tech Blog)
This one is for my friend Kay.
(via Design Turnpike)
Or maybe something that really looks like a challenge.
This one from Design Turnpike looks tough to copy. Good thing it’s purchasable – $1999 and another $250 to ship – and it’s friggin’ huge…
I love the way the plates match their respective states.
At 60 inches wide by 40 inches tall….it makes a statement, especially in a “Boy’s Room”.
Since our whole house is one big “Boy’s Room”, it would fit in with the rest of the junk just nicely.
This American Flag is pretty groovy as well, same price, same size (I think we’d have a much easier time making one like this)
Maybe I’m thinking a little big.
I’ve always liked these clocks…
This clock looks pretty simple to make.
Just need a clock kit…..and a drill.
Plenty of inspiration out there on the World Wide Web…..
So what did we decide to do with those old license plates?
Y’all will just have to check back and see.
(Seriously, I was going to attach the project to this post, but it was so darn long…)
I love that American flag. And the one from Design Turnpike is very clever. Can’t wait to see what you do…
Yeah, the flag is a pretty “Cavender Diary” thing for us to make
Just bought a 1965 Oklahoma license plate on Ebay! I SO wish I could post a pic here. 1965 is the year I was born- in OK. It’s in my oldest son’s room (also Sooner born). It’s so cool- white with black letters and lots of rust.
I like the old ones too…..Still searching for a Wyoming with the cowboy on it …
We came *this* close to buying a United States shape in plates off of Dot and Bo just other day. It was under $300 and about 3 ft long. Soooo tempting, but we have lots of art that’s not yet on the wall yet. Sometimes I can show a little self-control. 🙂
I just moved a bunch of art we don’t have wall space for to the attic…HHHmmm, no self control here….
What a wonderful way to start the day getting a new post from you…but the teaser is killing me!
Awww thanks Carol…I’ll try to do that more often…
What a wonderful way to start the day getting a post from you … But the tears is killing me!!!
Teaser.. Damn spell check
LOL — glad you corrected that! I was wondering why is he/she so sad? 😉
Okay. I thought I’d seen everything, but I’ve never seen old license plates used as wallpaper!
LOL @ dive bar — thanks for killing my wallpaper buzz! J/K
But seriously. Many thanks for the Cardinals shout out.
Opening day is fast approaching. Go Cardinals
I am so happy to have found your blog, very creative and interesting!
Looking forward to seeing what you are creating.
Awww thanks, Kelly, so glad that you found us too!!!!!
The outdoor room divider one is fantastic! I want to make one, but I lack license plates. Would it be bad to just remove some from local parked cars?
Not if all the cars are from different states…..HHHmmm