I have recently been working on a little DIY project and this helmet is the finished product. While I was down in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho this summer I found this old football helmet at a random thrift store I wondered into. For a measly $10 I thought why not pick it up and see what I could do with it. At first I wanted to make it into a Seattle Seahawks helmet, but no matter how hard I tried I could not find any proper Seahawks decals. Since the Jets are my 2nd favourite NFL team and I was able to source some decals via ebay ($36), I decided that was the way I would go. The cage was originally grey, so I bought a $10 can of spray paint and gave it a couple of coats. The helmet also had some stickers on the back that were extremely hard to get off, but once I got them off I slapped on the Jets stickers, put the cage back on and wa-la! Not a perfect replica by any means, but good enough to sit on a shelf in my office. 🙂
Oh and incase you were wondering, no I did not get a before picture. Totally wish I did :(. Darn it!
I shot this photo with one 580EX ii, shot through a white umbrella to camera right.
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
I grew up on Ling Island and used to watch the Jets practice at Hofstra University. Which is another way of saying, “Love that helmet!”
Oh no way! That’s awesome :). I wish I grew up on Long Island haha. Thanks about the helmet!
Not bad Rob came out good! Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a beautiful area from what I remember although you had to pay to park by the lake.
Thank you Michael! Yes it is really nice around there. We just parked on the street in the town and walked down :).
Fantastic!!! And I can’t tell you how many times I forget to take a ‘before’ or an ‘after’ photo!! But we always have it in our mind! Have a blessed weekend!
Thank you Lorrie! Have a good weekend too! 🙂
They were over here at Wembley Stadium playing the (very disappointing) Dolphins a couple of weeks ago. They made a good showing! Pip
Excellent job.. Your Jet’s put a thumping on my Redskins a few weeks ago.. Be thankful that you are not a Skins fan…………………
Haha saw that! And yes, looks like you guys are having a ruff year so far. I think you guys are doing about as good as the Seahawks :(. Hope things turn around for you guys a little!