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How to Save $3760 on a License Plate Map!

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For years, I have been obsessed with the handmade, one-of-a-kind license plate maps available from Uncommon Goods. But at $3,900 I knew it would never be in my budget! There are a lot of canvas print and poster options out there, but they didn't provide the texture of high end look I was after, so I found a way to replicate the look of the original for only $140.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $140 Difficulty: Easy
  • a license plate map high low project, diy, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects, I love a high low project especially when the savings is over 3 700
I've seen a lot of less expensive versions of the license plate map, most of which have simply been printed on a stretched canvas (like this one from The Land of Nod) or on a poster (like this one from Zazzle). Neither of these would give me the look I am going for in Beckett's room. I really want to create a vintage, collected feel in his space, and the textures are very important.
Finally I found another license plate map option that I really liked because the image is powder coated onto heavy gauge steel and cut out in the shape of the continental United States. Best of all, it was a small fraction of the cost of the original!
  • a license plate map high low project, diy, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects, A license plate map printed on metal and mounted to a backgound of reclaimed pallet wood captures the look of the original at a fraction of the cost
But I knew that I could add the texture I desired, and capture the look of the high end Uncommon Goods map, by mounting this metal map on a background of reclaimed wood. Fortunately my parents happened to have a pallet that they were about to get rid of, and the wood was perfect for what I needed!
  • a license plate map high low project, diy, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
Red the full tutorial on my blog at the link below for the instructions on how we created the palette wood backing and how to attached the map to the wood background.
  • a license plate map high low project, diy, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects, Reclaimed pallet wood attached with metal strapping creates the perfect background for a metal license plate map
I love a high low project, especially when the savings is over $3,700!
  • a license plate map high low project, diy, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

To see more: http://www.blueistyleblog.com/2014/03/HighLowLicensePlateMap.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Nadine
    Nadine Houston, TX
    on Nov 22, 2015

    I like yours better. Love these project where people duplicate high priced items for a fraction of the cost. Great job!

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles Canada
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Spectacular Love High / Low specially when they turn out as nice as yours BRAVO!

  • Tricia
    Tricia Purdon, TX
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Very nice

  • Sfemz
    Sfemz
    2 hours ago

    Everyone does realize that she didn't "make" the actual license plate map, right? She just mounted it on a pallet for a background.

  • Theduke1234
    Theduke1234
    6 minutes ago

    I would be so proud to own this...........Our Country is the greatest..........I am proud you showed it in the plates.........Bless YOU!!!!!

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