4 Old Plates = 10,000 Lakes

January 5th, 2011 in member junk     
DesignTurnpike DesignTurnpike, member
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The finished piece.
The Michigan Twin.
The finished piece.

The finished piece.

Finally had a chance to do a map of Minnesota out of vintage plates. This one needed a green-ish base to match with a great room wall. I love the fact that I was able to find plates from the 50s for this one. The silver one from '51 is my favorite. There was a Michigan twin to go along with this project as well. Both maps measure 16" x 16" They will hang alongside each other in Little Falls, MN soon!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Design Turnpike
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, industrial, family room, living room, porch, green, study, great room, traditional, office, silver-metallic, historical, game room, 50s, 60s, 70s

Comments (9)

treasuresfromtheshed writes: I have loved these forever! I long ago picked up a box of old plates always hoping to do something like this but I have no idea how you can cut those old plates without killing my hands in the process. Can you tell me how you do yours? I have to do everything by myself and don't have money to buy equipment so I really appreciate your input to help me out. Thanks so much! Keep up the cool designs too! Posted: 12:38 pm on March 4th
doggbo writes: As an owners of a 51 Chevy car & Truck I dont have to teel you your plates are awesome!!! Posted: 5:15 pm on February 4th
jodygale writes: My granddad used to keep license plates all over his garage. I love your idea. Posted: 7:23 pm on January 8th
georgiamoon writes: This is an excellent idea....and amazing workmanship too. Really great project, Georgia Posted: 3:19 pm on January 5th
suewhitney writes: OK....had to do a member feature here! I a from Minnesota after all. This is fabulous as always. The only thing you forgot was the mountains of snow that currently cover our fair state! Thanks for sharing.

Be Well,
Posted: 2:33 pm on January 5th
shabbychick writes: I know there are a lot of Minnesota junkers who are gonna want one of those!! Very nice work as always!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 1:26 pm on January 5th
JunkArchitect writes: The layout and color selection is always perfect. The 66' trailer plate is so cool. Great Job!

Posted: 3:49 am on January 5th
CottageElements writes: So I may be a little partial to the Minnesota piece :) You always do such a nice job!

Lani Posted: 10:13 pm on January 4th
rustinpeace writes: What a great idea. I wish there were more old license plates lying around here in FL! Nice work. Posted: 1:01 pm on January 4th
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