Order Up...! Repurposed Deli Sign

March 4th, 2013 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Original Sign.
Not only did I find the crusty deli sign but also thousands of plastic letters and numbers!
The sign measured 3 feet x 5 feet.
Here’s the finished portfolio cover. 
After hacking the sign to pieces I used a section of the plastic background to create my OWN menu. Stainless steel trim was installed to form a boarder. The entire project meets all the Connecticut health codes! 
The portfolio measures 10x12.
A portion of the sign.
Although the Owners were selling off all the equipment and displays the sign was tossed out with the trash. I found it in a dumpster behind the market.
Junkers Rule (No.1) CHECK THE DUMPSTER!
The next two photos show the inside.
Jeez, Ive built a lot of stuff. Im in the process of filling my eighth portfolio!
Prices vary depending on the complexity of each piece. But if you let me rummage through your basement, crawlspaces, attic, outbuildings, barns, etc. you might just get it for FREE...maybe!
Original Sign.
Not only did I find the crusty deli sign but also thousands of plastic letters and numbers!
The sign measured 3 feet x 5 feet.

Original Sign.

Not only did I find the crusty deli sign but also thousands of plastic letters and numbers!

The sign measured 3 feet x 5 feet.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2013)

I’ve created tonZzz of portfolios not only for myself but for a bunch of clients too...this is the craziest one yet. A local grocery store that opened in 1958 recently closed. I rescued the wall mounted deli sign and turned it into a portfolio cover. I told ya it was crazy!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2013)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, letters, portfolio, jim healy, junk architect, menu

Comments (8)

gadgetsponge writes: Cool repurposing Jim! Who wouldn't fire up some nostalgia seeing those old plastic letters from the high school games at concession or the drive in movie or fast food stops. And to turn it into one of your portfolios is top shelf! Posted: 6:51 am on March 8th
snelson4778 writes: Great find and great re-purpose! Posted: 11:20 am on March 7th
CottageElements writes: You are so creative! Only you could take a sign and make it into a portfolio! And what a great find!

Lani Posted: 4:17 pm on March 6th
AtticusFinch writes: FREE, What about labor costs?
Your talent is priceless...
Posted: 4:27 am on March 5th
G writes: I would like One Armoire, One Dry Sink and a Table Lamp on the side...You are such a talented fella..! May you always have a full plate of creative ideas..!
Posted: 4:43 pm on March 4th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks ladies for all the amazing comments.
Suzi, I'm really liking your TV idea! Georgia, you ALWAYS have the nicest things to say. Miss Susie Whitney, you keep me motivated. Geneen, you're funny as hell!

Thanks!
Posted: 10:25 am on March 4th
suewhitney writes: Love these old signs Mr. Jimbo....good get! And, of course...I love what you did with it!!!

Take care,
Me

Posted: 9:14 am on March 4th
georgiamoon writes: Hey Jim, this one is CRAZY and really fun! I can not believe how many different styles you can come up with for these portfolios. I guess you can get inspiration from just about anything. I really like the simplicity of this one. It looks exactly like the old sign you were going for! LOVE it.
Georgia
PS I went through some of my old barn areas this weekend...found some treasures I had forgotten all about!

Posted: 7:02 am on March 4th
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