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Pile of Michigan License Plates = Flag of USA

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Ouch, my hands hurt! Why or why did white 1962 Michigan plates have to made from thick steel... 40+ plates, 63 pieces and over 300 nails mounted on a stained red wood board comprise this 5-foot wide...

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"Fireside Chat" CoffeeTime Lamps

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Been a while since I was here to visit, but I havent stopped creating!!

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"Rust In Peace" Retro Re-purposed Electric Fan into Table Lamp

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"FAN FAVORITE" Circa 1960's Vintage Retro Electric Fan Re-purposed into a "Peace Sign" Fan Lamp. The inspiration for this decor style lamp was to combine today's hottest new Urban trendsnbsp...

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VINTAGE TABLE UP-CYCLED TO A BEACHY BEAUTY

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Vintage table with lower shelf painted light blue, then I added a 13" x 13" cream colored tile to the top, along with small polished stones from a tumbler around the edge, which stayed in place...

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Google Office Projects

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I was so excited to get to create custom art for two Google regional offices so far this year! Both offices are located in Michigan, and they wanted the pieces to represent the Great Lake State as...

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"My times are in Thy hand" Time Card Rack Repurpose Psalm 31:15

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I acquired an old timecard rack for clocking in (I actually remember "punching in" back in the day).  It was begging for an opportunity to say something about time.  My favorite book had...

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Vintage TV Dinner tray converted into a serving tray with repurposed handles

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How to turn an old TV Dinner table without legs into a funky serving tray?  Add junk!  I have a blog about repurposing odd objects, and I was sent 247 non-recyclable plastic packing parts...

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You Guessed It - More License Plate Art!

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It's been a busy 2013! Here are a smattering of projects I've worked on so far this year using vintage license plates. Many more pieces over on my website. Hope you swing on by for a visit!

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Headboard To Vintage Motel Sign

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I turned this Headboard into a Vintage Motel Sign using Van Gogh Chalk Paint. I LOVE the retro pop of it!

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Route 66 License Plate Art

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This may well be the only one of these I ever make! The black outside border of the state route emblem is made using 1969 Kansas plates. The inside silver is a sheet of old steel, and each letter and...

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60's ViewMaster Lamp

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I love to make lamps out of unsuspecting objects! This time, we bought some items by the box at auction. When we got them home and examined the items we had actually bought the boxes for, this little...

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License Plate Art Animals

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Started this series of animals this summer. Lots more coming: Lion, Hippo, Shark, Giraffe, Dog and Peacock. All pieces are made from vintage license plates on wood. Hope you enjoy!

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Beer Garden Stake - Stroh's Beer Tap

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Our friend and neighbor has always had a 4 o'clock beer break after gardening for the afternoon, a STROH's beer. I looked high and low for a Stroh's beer tab handle to make this for him, as his...

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License Plate Letter Signs

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Lately, in addition to the large license plate maps I make, I've been receiving orders for a lot of signs made with assorted vintage license plate letters. I created a tool on my website where...

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This week's alley finds

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The week is just two days old, and I've drummed up these two treasures on my way to work. I can't wait to get on refinishing them. Oak was last week's theme; I found an oak chair for my office, and...

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Wreath made from Nanaw's Satin Ball Ornaments

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These ornaments were made by my mother and grandmother.  I can only imagine how long it took them to make these.  No two ornaments are alike.  I have so many ornaments for my tree I...

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Forgotten Cedar Chest

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I found this cedar chest at a barn sale this spring.

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Shelves

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Shelves are such handy things aren't they? Some people like them behind cupboard doors and some people like them open and accountable. Doesn't matter how you like them, we all need them... but some...

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Recent License Plate Art and Map Projects

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It's been a busy 2011! Here are a few projects I've been doing. Enjoy!

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Baccy Tins & Shipwreck Nails

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I love old tobacco tins and metal matchbox covers but they tend to gather dust. I just found this very large and beautiful old vase and, upturned on a turned wood base, it suits them perfectly...

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