Old things have soul
Bringing soul to a new brand was the mission of this 180-square-foot wall mural in 7th Street Salvage’s flagship location. 7th Street Salvage, an architectural salvage store in Macon, Georgia, wanted to give its old building a refresh and much needed update before opening the new business. We started by creating a fun and photo-worthy statement wall featuring variations of the number seven in the main room near the checkout counter. The different style numbers represent the variety of items the store sells. From corbels to doors to gas station numbers, they’ve got something cool and totally unique, and they wanted a mural just like that. I painted this mural on repurposed beadboard, and if you’ve ever painted on a beadboard wall, you know how tedious and time consuming this beast of a wall really was!
Greeting customers visually with an on-brand, hand-lettered “flooral” (my term for a mural on the floor) was the task for 7th Street Salvage’s second mural at the same location. I added the longitude and latitude of the store as a nod to the owner’s long-distance relationship that came together through a love of picking. I loved the opportunity to try a new way to extend the 7th Street Salvage brand and bring a little joy to its customers as they enter the building.