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Planked Wood United States Wall Map

I’ve got a couple of DIY wall art projects to share with you today, and the main ingredient in both is wood – planked, stained, and beautiful wood! First, Aimee from The Vintage Estate got an order from a customer for a large planked wood United States map similar to one sold by Pottery Barn. Her hubs built a large sign from 1x4s, and Aimee then used a projector to trace the outline and paint it in. Talk about a unique focal point!

wood us map

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Vintage License Plate Map Pallet Art

Angela from blue i style has long been obsessed with the Reclaimed License Plate Map from Uncommon Goods. When she decided to go with a vintage, handmade look for her son’s room, the map was a shoo-in. However, at almost $4,000, Angela knew it would never be in her budget and pulled together a plan to get the same look with a much- less-expensive license plate map she found printed on heavy gauge steel and an old pallet. She says, “The final product, while not made from real license plates, has a very similar feel at a much better price. The final price tag for my knock off version was only $140!”

diy license plate map

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License Plate US Map

Jamie from Creating Really Awesome Free Things lent a helping hand to her mom when she became dead set on creating her own US map from license plates. I cannot even imagine what a tedious task this was to cut each state from its own plate with aviator snips (especially those tiny northeast states) but man is the finished product awesome! Even if you spend a couple hundred dollars to purchase your plates, it doesn’t come close to the original’s $3900 price tag!

DIY us map from license plates

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