Vintage Curio Cabinet

April 15th, 2019 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Brass twig pulls and an antique tassel.
This is one of 35 pieces Ive made for this one client, which is more pieces than Ive made for my own home. 
The door opening on the left is the master bath/art gallery. When was the last time you saw dozens of paintings in a bathroom?! 
Built, painted and then wrecked.
The home is filled with details from years of collecting.
Painted and then trashed in all the right places.
Green distress is the theme throughout the table, end tables, armoire, etc. Except for the orange shelf in the top of the photo...which I also built.
This is just a small portion of the entire Cloisonne collection!
Brass twig pulls and an antique tassel.

Brass twig pulls and an antique tassel.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2014)

I built the cabinet using reclaimed wood. Then it was painted and heavely distressed to accent the incredible collection of Cloisonne within. 

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2014)
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, farm, green, paint, antique, jim healy, junk architect, curio cabinet, very eclectic

Comments (19)

Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Jaw dropping AMAZING. Those patinas get me every time.... Posted: 10:40 pm on August 31st
PlentyPlace writes: Niiiiiice. 35 pieces? Wowzer. How cool to find a designer whose stuff you love and be able to outfit a home with their work. Good going!

Posted: 8:48 am on July 27th
PlumRad Vintage writes: Beautiful, well done.

Posted: 2:33 pm on July 24th
The_paqrat writes: Mr. Healy,

Your work inspires me greatly. Unfortunately it inspires me to think of more things to do. What it doesn't inspire me to do is get off my flabby white butt and actually do something but thank you for the inspiration anyway. ;)
Posted: 2:03 am on July 10th
just_old_stuff writes: Beautiful work, Jim. You are the master of antique finishes and if you ever teach a class I'll be the first in line.

Posted: 7:49 pm on July 7th
Dinantiques writes: Jimmy, this is one of the most beautiful pieces you have ever created! I am sure the client is beyond thrilled. One would never guess that it is brand spanking new!!!

Dina Posted: 7:43 pm on July 7th
EdwardThirlwall writes: The green finishing on your storage cabinet looks great. I have also done some carpentry at home and one thing I learned from colleagues at the storage facility who are better wood workers than me is that you have to pay attention to details. I the 'old and unpolished look' of the storage cabinet just make it look like it jumped out of an antique magazine. I just hoped too that the items you'll put in storage will also have an antique feel since it doesn't coincide or match if these are high technology.

Posted: 8:16 pm on July 2nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Fabulous work, the green is wonderful. Very cool way to display that collection!

Posted: 9:24 am on June 25th
gadgetsponge writes: A true homerun Jim! Distressing is top grade!
Posted: 7:53 am on June 25th
Junkernier writes: Absolutely beautiful. Love it! Posted: 6:29 pm on June 24th
StrangeCargo writes: Jim, you can see, feel, smell, and touch your craftsmanship. Such authentic details designed and built with such skill and warmth. Beautiful!

Posted: 5:50 pm on June 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone for the BEST bunch of comments ever!


Posted: 4:50 am on June 24th
MakinItHappen writes: That is jaw-dropping gorgeous work. drool....drool

Posted: 7:14 pm on June 23rd
AtticusFinch writes: The JA dirty distressing at its finest, not to mention the craftsmanship of the whole piece. So is the front face one piece of wood or multiple pieces that you can see the joints?

You should host a painting class to demonstrate your dirty distressing technique.

Luv the color too.
Great job as always.

Posted: 6:28 pm on June 23rd
alicemom writes: O.K. Jim!
We are all waiting ( well just maybe me) for the class! I will fly up to you! Your are such a great talent ! It needs to be shared. I also ( as you know) I want a book of your sketches . Talent talent talent!

Posted: 2:41 pm on June 23rd
G writes: Paint intricately worn away. A well planned nod to the past. One would think a functioning antique cabinet until you were told otherwise. Your love of the past is continually shown in all of your creations. We all want to know the history of the antiques we acquire. The great thing about your pieces are, the history begins with YOU...

Posted: 11:29 am on June 23rd
Bec4 writes: Great cabinet, love the patina! Simply perfect Jim!

Posted: 9:10 am on June 23rd
Junkpony writes: I've said it before, Jim - you are the Master of Distressing. Another beautiful piece with great color, lines, and beat-up-ness.

Love it!
Posted: 6:54 am on June 23rd
georgiamoon writes: Well, well Jimmy James!!! That is so awesome! I have never seen such detailed and perfect distressing! Every imperfection is..well, perfect. Love the color and the simplicity of the cabinet, but the technique you have for making something look as if it has been pulled out of an old cabin is amazing!! Once again you show us how it is supposed to be done. Can't wait to see the white mirror next!!!

Posted: 6:02 am on June 23rd
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