My "Top 10 Junk Pick"...NUMBERS

April 2nd, 2012 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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An antique parts box is enriched with stencils.
An old carnival sign becomes a piece of art.
Numbers add authenticity to a newly created piece.
These randomly placed tin gasoline prices add spatial interest.
They can bring back fond memories…½ mile to go!
An antique road sign creates a focal point.
A surveyors measuring stick adds the unexpected.
Vintage phone numbers convey history.
Old Bingo cards just for the fun of it.
An antique parts box is enriched with stencils.

An antique parts box is enriched with stencils.


Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2012)

Numbers seem to be fused into many of my designs. Whether painted on one of my creations, randomly tossed into a wire basket or layered behind found objects they give a new perspective and simplicity we all can relate to. Their versatility allows for endless possibilities.

What's your favorite way to use numbers in a junk creation?

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy-Junk Architect (copyright 2012)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, wood, eclectic, industrial, funky, letters, paint, numbers, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (18)

Clickart writes: Hey, Jim! It been a long time so I'm happy to see my fave re-purpose artist still so active here! Can't wait to see what I've been missing and get back in the swing. Thank you, you're always an inspiration. Posted: 6:33 am on March 17th
lamont16 writes: I am a little slow getting to this post ....But awesome. I have a thing for boxes.....That tool box is killer....The colors are amazing ! Posted: 6:30 am on February 22nd
Carolyn13 writes: I love numbers, my husband doesn't get it? Must be the mathematician in me. Great ideas Jim. Posted: 7:29 pm on June 6th
ninnarae writes: This post is pure eye candy...numbers would be at the top of my list, too! Posted: 5:54 am on May 11th
CottageElements writes: Oh my, oh my!! My heart is all a flutter. Such an amazing collection and a great top ten pick!!!

Lani Posted: 7:43 am on April 4th
NDJunkGirl writes: Total thumbs up on this post, Jim! Great photo's and work on all your signs, etc. Don't think there's a junkie out there who doesn't love numbers!

-Andrea Posted: 7:21 am on April 4th
gadgetsponge writes: Awesome Top 10 Jim! I'm a sucker for numbers so this post had me drooling. Excellent photography too. I'd have to snatch the carnival sign and the surveyor's marking stick from you! Posted: 11:06 am on April 3rd
Heavenly_Treasures writes:

It just amazes me what you can do.You diffently have a very special talent Love what you did with all them numbers.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 7:12 am on April 3rd
sassycass writes: I just love, love numbers. I'm always excited to see your posts Jim, you have such a great style! Posted: 6:13 pm on April 2nd
Bec4 writes: The box is divine. I love numbers as well, but always have a hard time deciding which numbers to put on a project. I tend to go with 5, 16, 42--I don't know why :).
Posted: 4:38 pm on April 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: ReMadeIT, I have five Bingo cards left and you can have them...for free!

Email me your mailing address and I'll send them to you.

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!!

Posted: 2:35 pm on April 2nd
ReMadeIt writes: I really like those old bingo cards Posted: 2:18 pm on April 2nd
sandyrae writes: Lucky numbers, un-lucky numbers, your numbers up, what's your number? Go home at 2 with a 10, wake up at 10 with a 2. Gotta love numbers!
great post, Jim!
Posted: 10:20 am on April 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow this is a fabulous post. I love the way you have incorporated numbers into the various areas of your home and I know some of those great signs are your creations as well. The photographs are amazing,
Georgia Posted: 10:02 am on April 2nd
SalvagedSpaces writes: Looks great! I love the old carnival sign. :) Posted: 9:41 am on April 2nd
Junkpony writes: These are great, Jim.. love the surveyors measuring stick. I found some old pricing labels this weekend I had to have - 2 1/2 cents and 8 1/3 cents... I can't imagine what those were used for! Posted: 9:38 am on April 2nd
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Oh yes, numbers are wonderful!! I love all of these, especially the carnival admission sign. You have such a good eye. What a great collection of signs! ~Marge Posted: 8:28 am on April 2nd
suewhitney writes: We're almost done with the JMS "Top Ten" picks. It's taken us awhile to get through them because we've had so many wonderful posts to share too!. Number are always on my personal "Top Ten". How about you?! Thanks, Jim for the fabulous images.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:01 am on April 2nd
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