Vintage Hamper Stand

March 16th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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CoinOmatic...In the 1950s you only needed 5 cents to run a washer or dryer.
Size: 36 high x 16 deep. Its larger than it looks in the photos.
I researched vintage Laundromat signs from the 1950s before coming up with the appropriate text to paint. Yep, that’s what I do…sad, but true. 
 
I finally used a piece of rusty chain thats been in my toolbox for 30 years. And to think I almost through it out dozens of times.
The hamper bag will hang from the top dowels. 
CoinOmatic...In the 1950s you only needed 5 cents to run a washer or dryer.
Size: 36 high x 16 deep. Its larger than it looks in the photos.

CoinOmatic...In the 1950s you only needed 5 cents to run a washer or dryer.

Size: 36" high x 16" deep. It's larger than it looks in the photos.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2015)

Check out the wooden stand I built and painted to hold a drawstring cloth hamper bag. I was commissioned to build it so I don't have the actual cloth bag. I based the frame size on dimensions I was given. It's going in a 1950s themed laundry room so the text and colors are typical of what you would have seen during that era.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2016)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, industrial, laundry, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (6)

MakinItHappen writes: Absolutely stun-NING!!! Posted: 6:52 pm on April 29th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks, Everyone!

artteachergirl, it's always better on Junk Market Style. More photos, more fun!

Jim
Posted: 6:02 am on March 25th
artteachergirl writes: It's wonderful Jim!! Saw it on Facebook post first but nothing like JunkMarket...had to come view it here too. Very nice! Posted: 3:39 pm on March 21st
G writes: It's not often that I like to air my dirty laundry in public. But who could blame me with this nifty, retro looking hamper. I'm sure it will have all the neighbor's talking...and wanting to know..where did it come from..who made it...and how can I order one.
Happy Laundry Day... Posted: 1:43 pm on March 21st
Dominique writes: It sure does look authentic! The way you make your furniture look like an antique is superb. I love the colors, but I especially love the old graphics. What a fantastic piece, Jim! Posted: 9:59 am on March 21st
georgiamoon writes: Well, it certainly looks authentic!!! I love that you do research to make sure that it is true to the era! The graphics are incredible, the colors are awesome, and the style just screams 50 Laundromat!!! Your client will LOVE this!!

Georgia Posted: 7:55 am on March 21st
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