License plates are the key

March 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
OldBarnRescue OldBarnRescue, member
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We had fun creating this one!  The wood for this key holder is some from my childhood barn.  We added some letters from old license plates, screwed on 2 skeleton keys, and used old bolts to serve as hooks for the keys.   

Pattern or design used: My own design - Old Barn Rescue Company
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, cottage, organizer, whimsical, kitchen, entry, office, mudroom, key holder

Comments (9)

irishrovr writes:
What a clever idea! License plates are great for so many different things!

Eileen Posted: 9:39 pm on March 31st
OldBarnRescue writes: We actually didn't have to cut the letters ourselves. We bought them at a flea market already cut. We have tried cutting them before and did not have success either, so that is why we grabbed these when we saw them. Maybe someone else has a tip.(?) Posted: 9:38 am on March 4th
MelHow writes: Simple, sweet, whimsical Posted: 5:08 pm on March 3rd
suewhitney writes: Adorable! Using something from your past always makes a project more special!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:49 am on March 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You can't go wrong with skeleton keys and license plates! Nice job putting it all together.

Candy Posted: 8:26 am on March 3rd
CottageElements writes: Luv it! Great project!

Lani Posted: 12:45 am on March 3rd
SeaGlassLady writes: This is great! Not only is it attractive, with rustic appeal, but it has personal meaning for you as well. I especially like the red, white and blue colors of the letter cutouts. Posted: 11:36 pm on March 2nd
upyourattic writes: Way cool!

I also would like details on cutting these instead of my fingers!

THanks for sharing

Patti Posted: 10:42 pm on March 2nd
csudderth writes: Great use of license plates and it's special with wood from your childhood barn. I've tried cutting letters out before and it's harder than it looks! How did you cut yours?
Christy Posted: 8:23 pm on March 2nd
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