RAD-ical Lamp

March 24th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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The power cord is from an old iron

A lot of tag sale finds in this Lamp

Pulleys, hangers and hooks

Do you drink it or wash with it

The “Soft Wash Suds that Save” I’m surprised the slogan never caught on

The power cord is from an old iron

The power cord is from an old iron

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2009)

Everyone needs a “Theme Floor Lamp” in their home. I keep finding these vintage buckets and then incorporate the theme to create a one-of-a-kind Lamp that throws off a very intimate light…over your dirty laundry. That’s because the galvanized washtub base, which is mounted to a piece of distressed plywood, is actually used as a hamper in my laundry room. The pull chain is a vintage clothesline reel. I painted the RAD text on the washtub to add a little color. Good old RAD Detergent.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2009)
posted in: blog, member junk, metal, wood, light fixture, bathroom, red, lamp, mudroom, yellow, game room, paint

Comments (19)

Chovey writes: Cool, cool, cooooolll!!!!
cynthia Posted: 6:26 pm on April 3rd
upyourattic writes: Will you marry me? My hubby can't even put in a light bulb!

Just kidding, but this is fantastic! You really should get these into the marketplace somehow...here in D.C. this would sell for mucho bucks!

Thanks again for sharing and your painting is really wonderful, too!

Patti Posted: 4:51 pm on March 28th
catbishop writes: Bravo! Really love your work!

Cat Posted: 8:48 am on March 27th
TrashyChick writes: How many ideas can you come up with?! I just love the whole thing. Posted: 7:59 am on March 27th
shabbychick writes: Jim...another wonderful creation to add to the "bucket list"!! And it catches socks, shirts, etc...how cool is that?

Love all the pieces and parts of it - and of course your painting adds the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for sharing!


Posted: 9:39 am on March 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love the rolling laundry hamper portion of it the best and need something usable like that at my house.

Nice work!!
Candy Posted: 8:16 am on March 26th
csudderth writes: Love it--your painting skills are amazing!
Christy Posted: 9:49 pm on March 25th
fellowjunker writes: Jim
Another AMAZING junk creation. I just love seeing your masterpieces!!
And............your photography is always AMAZING.
xojanis Posted: 8:28 pm on March 25th
DownHomeDIY writes: Love the lamp...love all your lamp creations! They are so clever. But, I am afraid to ask what your electric bill is like!
Keep 'em coming! You need to write a book on lamps!
~MB Posted: 7:23 pm on March 25th
writes: Jim, Jim, Jim. That's all I can say.

:-) :-) JennyK Posted: 5:45 pm on March 25th
plumberdaughter writes: Wow, another great lamp. I love the graphics you put on the bucket and all the hardware you used. Very clever! What great idea's you have.
Kim Posted: 5:42 pm on March 25th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, you are so amazing and funny. I love this...just think, a lamp with a built in laundry hamper. You just don't see that everyday! I love, love, love all the hardware bits and pieces you used...I have a thing for pulleys...and the graphics on the bucket are so cool. YEP...I LIKE IT. geo Posted: 3:05 pm on March 25th
alicemom writes: Perfect for the laundry.Very intimate lighting is always needed in the laundry. Another great job done well.
Alice Posted: 2:52 pm on March 25th
berton718 writes: Jim,
This light is AMAZING!! You're projects are the best!! Posted: 11:22 am on March 25th
BarkingDogs writes: You have such amazing talent! Posted: 11:07 am on March 25th
thehillbillies writes: I love the ideas you come up with- and all the buckets you have. Another slam dunk! Posted: 10:48 am on March 25th
oldnews writes: I love it when I see one of your creations pop up on the site! This one is amazing as always! You definitely have bucket-ability!! Posted: 12:30 am on March 25th
RobJ98167 writes: ANOTHER MASTERPIECE FROM THE KING OF LAMPS!- I get on my knees and bow "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!" Posted: 12:00 am on March 25th
CottageElements writes: Jim, you just amaze me every time! This is so ingenius, I think everyone needs one! And your graphics are so perfect. It's just, well . . . totally RAD!

Lani Posted: 11:45 pm on March 24th
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