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Nasty wood to pretty purple / Jewel Box

This was a girlfriend's of mine and she started on it. I smoothed it back out, the Gesso,, did a smooth finish, painted a very pretty purple and I decaled her name on the front as I was going to give...

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Oak Towel Rings

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These were your ordinary oak towel rings, so I painted them up and painted tiny roses on them. The pic. doesn't do them justice. They're in my shop down stairs.

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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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Georgia on my mind...

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A 3 foot by 3 foot map of the Peach State for a new client in tony Buckhead outside of Atlanta! Used mainly old discarded 70s plates for this one. I really like the wood boards used for this piece...

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United States License Plate Map of the Fifty States

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Each state in the union is painstakingly represented in this huge map with its own license plate. The map measures about 60 x 42 and weighs about 35 pounds. Every license plate is genuine and the...

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Don't Mess With The Golden State!

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Two piles of expired license plates, some wood, nails and glue have become a matching set of license plate maps for a nice lady in Washington State. They will soon adorn a stunningly red wall in her...

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Game Piece Serving Tray

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I had this black tray left over from a gift of coffees and teas I had received.  I was going to paint it and make it shabby chic for my room.  But, I ended up making a serving tray for...

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Been Busy Lately...

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Some of the projects that are keeping me busy these days and ensuring my tin-snip-induced callouses never soften! Hope you enjoy.

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Wallpaper side-table...

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While not technically junk... this table had long lost it's charm. While in someone's possession ~ they shall remain nameless ~ a thick and drippy shellac was slathered across the entire piece. Ewww...

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Miniature US License Plate Map by Design Turnpike

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A miniature version of the larger Fifty States piece. Painstakingly created using pieces of a license plate from all 50 states. Mounted on a single stained board, measuring 14 x 9 inches.

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Ford Logo License Plate Art by Design Turnpike

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A miniature homage to my hometown's Ford Motor Company, created entirely from license plates from various US states. Mounted on a single stained board, measuring 14 x 9 inches. Apologies to those who...

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Old Glory Miniature License Plate Art by Design Turnpike

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A miniature version of the larger Old Glory piece, assembled from plates from various US states. Mounted on a single stained board, measuring 14 x 9 inches.

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