Thanks so much to HomeTalk.com & LampsPlus.com for allowing me to participate in the 2013 Holiday Lamp Challenge. The winners, including my lamp, were just published in their holiday catalogs that just went out. Be on the lookout for yours!
This is the second round of license plate clipboards I've put together so far. I got a hold of two matching pairs of 1975 license plates that were never used. They still had the parchment paper included that listed and displayed the current (1975) signs and traffic law changes to make the driver aware.
I took a discarded (and cheap) galvanized vent hood/cap and went to town converting it into a bird feeder. I started with pairing it with a vintage porcelain/enamel plate. Modified furniture embellishments serve as perches lined up with the crescent openings that I cut into the vent hood.
I built a custom shaft up the center to hold everything firmly together. I then modified some parts to cap it off and give it a hook for hanging with the included chain.
In true repurposing style, I cut a hole in the top and soldered in a keyring and matched up it perfectly with an old glass fuse. This hole is for easy use with a funnel to refill the bird feeder. That way you don't have to disassemble the whole thing. But it can still be taken apart to clean whenever desired....
I've been wanting to use this partitioned silverplate server for a while and finally got after it. The ends of spoons make for perches and some serve as the support points for the suspending chains. The small candy dish made a great top and the birds came from some ornate napkin holders. This one has the option of putting out two different bird seed varieties with the partition in the middle. Small holes were drilled in the bottom for any drainage needs with rain.
Is this stretching the imagination enough! Haha. Once I found some vintage glass rods that matched, I knew what I was going to do with one of my vintage water skis immediately! I paired the rods up with some old galvanized water chain boxes and a vintage chrome faucet handle. The boxes could hold a toothbrush, toothpaste, Q-Tips or whatever else strikes you. The faucet handle can hold your robe while you shower!