Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Fast forward a few years, and we're now living in an old farmhouse in Michigan, with the Lunch sign stored in our barn. My husband claimed he didn't like it, but I suspected that it was more that he was overwhelmed by how we would hang such a large, heavy sign. In my former life, I worked for an art services company that, among many things, hung artwork for museums, galleries, etc., and one of my favorite tricks is hanging heavy things with a cleat. You cut a piece of board to fit behind the object, screw it into the studs, then hang your objet d'art from the board. In this case, we cut a piece of 1x4 oak that we had in the barn, then screwed the sign directly to it through some holes that were already in the sign. It looks like it was originally lit by roping a strand of lights around each letter with some broken clamps that I removed when I was cleaning the sign. I love the idea of adding lights back to it someday, and using it as a nightlight for the kitchen.