Industrial Trophies

July 30th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Best Historic Painting Team.
Vintage brushes, peeling bead board, old Benjamin Moore stir stick and one of MY stir sticks...with like a hundred coats of paint on it...Im gonna miss it...cRaZy!
The bead board came from a 120 year old house that was under renovation. So I loaded up my truck with crusty, old wood until it was popping out the sunroof.
1st Place.
Book Title: Better Homes & Gardens Handymans Book.
Hammer, old C-clamp, paintbrush, tape measure, keys, carpenters level and vintage gasoline price numbers.
2nd Place.
Book Title: The Boy Mechanic.

Paintbrush, stir stick, antique padlock, key, carpenters square and angle tool...another old number.
3rd Place.
Book Title: Popular Mechanics Do-it-Yourself.

Doorknob and plate, key, paintbrush, stir stick, paint scraper, carpenters level and another vintage number.

This award was created to honor an employee who is retiring from the company after 40 years of service.

An assemblage of elements...antique corbel, cast iron level, vintage hammer, screwdriver, old tin letters.

Preserved forever.
Best Historic Painting Team.


Best Historic Painting Team.

Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2010)

I was commissioned to create trophies for the employees of a Construction Company that specializes in Historic Restoration. They will be handed out at the company Christmas party in December. The awards will be given to employees for overall performance, dedication to the company and reuse/recycling of existing building elements.

So in keeping with the reuse theme the trophies have been created with abandoned, construction related objects, which are still full of potential.  

Note: Components are secured from the backside with either epoxy cement or screws. This method hides connections and gives a finished appearance. Each award can be wall hung or placed on a desk top, etc.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2010)
posted in: blog, member junk, tabletop, artwork, eclectic, funky, glass, industrial, wire

Comments (24)

suziart writes: This is really fantastic...the recipients must have loved them!


Posted: 7:53 am on May 20th
AtticusFinch writes: So incredibly creative! I think this is the second year to see the commision for these creations and they contine to amaze... No wonder the owners continue to come back to you for these innovative awards that are in keeping with their industry. Congratulations on winning this commission project. Posted: 4:46 pm on May 19th
DesignTurnpike writes: Awesome stuff. Love the concept. Posted: 11:16 am on November 3rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: jim...these are awesome indeed!!! i love the mixed (painters)pallete of goodies (couldn't resist) reminds me of my dads tools...aged to perfection.

judi ;) Posted: 8:10 am on November 3rd
TracyMB writes: Fabulous. I might be able to stick something out for 40 years if there was one of those fancy corbel awards to show for it! Love your creativity and kudos to a company that doesn't buy from the 'Acme Corporate Gifts Catalogue'! :) Posted: 3:07 pm on November 2nd
MyMemoryCollector writes: Amazing! What creativity! Love them! Posted: 1:16 pm on November 2nd
Prior writes: and the blue ribbon for award designs goes to ...Jim. What fitting pieces, Lezlee Posted: 4:47 pm on October 30th
Junkpony writes: Jim, these are so cool.. great job! Posted: 12:19 pm on October 29th
RustyDiva writes: Yup ~ way better than some ole typical award! Awesome job and I would have a hard time parting with some of those littles too.

Kenda Posted: 7:51 am on October 28th
BillyJo writes: You always amaze me with your creations. Thanks for the inspiration. BillyJo Posted: 7:02 pm on October 27th
junkermidge writes: So very cool! I would guess anyone would be excited to be awarded any of those "trophies"!
Midge Posted: 5:52 pm on October 27th
Cali_Junk writes: OMG! I think YOU just won first place...buddy boy.
Posted: 5:30 pm on October 27th
shabbychick writes: And the award for JUNKMASTER EXTRAORDINAIRE goes to our very own Junk Architect...Jim!!! (I can hear the applause - can you??)

What a wonderful way to reward a craftsperson - they're all so unique and full of a restorer's spirit!

Thanks for sharing!


P.S. I've got lots of that little stuff that I don't want to part with too... Posted: 11:38 am on October 27th
CottageElements writes: Jimbo, wow! I would LOVE to win one of these! Definitely much more appealing than those typical plastic awards. And more "heart" put into it. Should we have some JMS awards? Only kidding. Too much talented people on here to be able to pick. But then again, you'd probably win all of them. LOL!

Lani Posted: 8:10 am on October 27th
SwampTreasures_com writes: Makes good sense. It is good to hear that there are folks that Appreciate the "old school" yet.
Cause your RIGHT, most people would go for the plastic crappy crap. So again, Good for you Jim!

Hope this puts you on map!

Dennis Posted: 7:34 am on October 27th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks Dennis! The award for me was being selected for this commission. I have tons of small, vintage elements hanging around and it is difficult to part with most of them. What is truly rewarding is the creation process and knowing the recipients, who are all old school craftsmen, will appreciate the work I put into it. And also their employer was willing to show his gratitude by not just ordering a bunch of faux marble and plastic "bowling trophies".

Thanks everyone.


Posted: 7:05 am on October 27th
SwampTreasures_com writes: AUT''''
I just noticed that little pencil in the 1st Place Award.

Couldn't let that go. Would go in the box with the thousand others.


The "old school" spirits are in their Glory!

Keep it up!

Dennis Posted: 5:53 am on October 27th
SwampTreasures_com writes: The only problem with what you've created Jim,
Is the "desire" to KEEP. Like how can you let those old brushes go? Or even that old hammer? That's a Tough One There!
The rest of the items.... oh well, they can go!
Many times I've thought about incorporating my brushes or old hammers/wrenches etc., into pieces for sale, but..... I just can't do it.

Anyway, just wanted to add my rusty 6 penny nail to the board, and let you know, GREAT ART! You have the "old school" spirits in you.

DD Posted: 5:51 am on October 27th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM.
What a job you did and will make some people happy. I take interest in this because I was brought up on the farm so this was interesting to me. Great job Jim. Very well done. GOD BLESS, ROBERT. Posted: 1:55 am on October 27th
oldnews writes: These are so amazing! Who wouldn't LOVE any one of them!? SO COOL! Marie Posted: 5:44 pm on October 26th
TinTinJunkFan writes: These are wonderful! You know they will be so appreciated by their recipients. I especially love the 1st place beadboard and the paint stirrer! Posted: 10:24 am on October 26th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Oh. My. JUNK!!!!!!

Jim, please hold a contest so I can try for one too. This is sooooo fun and inspirational! A junk award... my mind is a blur right now. A caffeine high if you will.

Another brilliant JA scheme. Done just the way I like it.

Posted: 8:36 am on October 26th
SnowmanHill writes: Jim, these are super cool. Great job as usual, and so creative. I love old tools.

dana Posted: 5:11 am on October 26th
suewhitney writes: Wowsers, Jimo...these are awesome! I want to be put on your Christmas awards list. Beautiully done as always!

Sue B. Posted: 4:48 am on October 26th
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