Since we are stuck inside due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy this week our Friday Find was found on Ebay and what a find it is! When looking for a large vintage sign to use as a room divider for a client in their NYC loft I came across this Cole Muffler sign. How could I resist, I adore using letters for wall art and my son’s name is Cole. Not the perfect fit for my client who is planning to use a vintage sign to divide her living space from her bedroom but I had another idea. We have been searching for some vintage wall art for my son Cole’s room that would work with his collection of vintage license plates for quite some time now and this neon sign found on Ebay looks like a contender. I didn’t know much about neon signs so I decided to do some research, here is the History of Neon if you are interested.
I am crazy for vintage letters in particular when designing and love the impact a large scale sign can make in a space. At the end of the day we found the Cole sign to be slightly too large for my son’s room measuring 12 ft 8″ x 5 ft tall and weighing 166 pds. We were able to find a smaller advertisement from Cole Muffler on Craig’s List that is on it’s way to us. In the search for a room divider sign for my client I found this image below, it is exactly what we are looking to do dividing two spaces. Once we can get back into NYC I have several shops there that specialize in large scale vintage signs and the search will continue, there really isn’t anything better than seeing it in person.
Vintage letters and signs are so much fun and can be used in entrance foyers, bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms, game rooms or anywhere you will enjoy them. They can serve as wall art to functional room dividers, the possibilities are endless.