Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Funky Photo Display

I was getting that "look" as I unloaded these rusty old cowl vent grilles from the back seat of my car a few weekends ago.  The look was somewhere between "I hope they're not staying" and "I hope they didn't mess up the back seat."  NO to both questions.

They're from a 1961 Pontiac Tempest (top) and 1969 Torino.  I'll admit that I wouldn't have the slightest idea what these were officially called or what kind of car they came from if the man I bought them from didn't tell me.  Kind of a guy thing.

I knew he was wondering what on earth I was going to do with them, but I didn't tell him about my master plan to turn them into funky photo displays.

Black and whites of guys and their cars were tucked into the slots.  This one was washed off and sprayed with two coats of acrylic sealer.  That's it!  No sharp edges, very light weight, good old rust, and a yummy shade of turquoise.  The holes on top will make it easy to hang on a wall.

It was one of the first things that sold at the antique show on Saturday.  I wish I had a better picture, but it was almost impossible to hang this in my booth.  I'm hoping to get the other one all dressed up soon.

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