Saturday, November 22, 2008

Vintage plates

We found some great old Wisconsin license plates at a flea market this summer, not sure what to use them for. It was just one of those things we couldn't leave there without buying.

What do you do with vintage license plates? After a few not so good ideas we came up with a couple of things that worked. They would look great in a kids bedroom, playroom or any room in your house that your looking to add a little "rustic" touch too!

Very simple idea. I found an old chain in our junk drawer and attached it to one of the plates to make it a hanging one.



This one we took pages out of an atlas, decoupaged them onto a board and distressed them. We attached the plate with an epoxy adhesive and framed it out with a fire engine red colored wood frame.


Love these, but not quite sure you want to make them yourself? Check out our Etsy store for these and some of the other great things we have whipped up!


The Junk Mammas

6 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
So glad you joined us for Trash to Treasure.

I really like you vintage plates creations.

I have also seen them used as a roof on birdhouses..

Have a happy holiday!
Diane

ellen b. said...

What a fun idea. Right now my hubby has his old plates hanging in his shop.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a clever idea! You've given me a wonderful idea for an old Canadian tag I found in a cottage we once restored. Thanks for sharing this, and yours look great!

Happy Thanksgiving!

XO,

Sheila

ann said...

THESE LOOK GREAT.THEY WOULD LOOK AWESOME IN MY HUSBANDS SHOP.(IT'S VERY NICE,JUST MANLY)HA...ANN

Deb said...

These vintage plate creations are fantastic! How creative.

Jeanne said...

Junk Mammas, you did a great job with the old license plates. What fun and great to collect. I love the event Diane is hosting. Lots of ideas going on here.

Hugs...Jeanne