"all" Bucket Floor Lamp

April 9th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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What a great way to sell laundry detergent in the 1950‘s. Put it in a cool bucket that can be reused!
Steel pipe, used as the stem, gives it an industrial feel. The pipe is secured to the wooden base with hand fabricated brackets and a flange. 
Using paint pens I replicated the text and added pin striping. 
A seamstresses tape measure becomes a pull cord for switching the light on and off.
Corrosion created a hole in the bottom of the bucket. I removed the damaged area by cutting a larger hole, which allows light to glow through the top.
A vintage hanger dangles from an old hook. The electrical cord is the same style used on vintage irons.
Perfect for drying 1950s dishtowels. 
Painting graphics at my dining room table...covered with a tarp no less.
Yes, I use an Etch A Sketch to design with...sometimes. Ill sketch on my hands if theres no paper available.
Estate sale find. Its a vintage sample tube of detergent...never opened!
What a great way to sell laundry detergent in the 1950‘s. Put it in a cool bucket that can be reused!

What a great way to sell laundry detergent in the 1950‘s. Put it in a cool bucket that can be reused!

Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2015)

I was commissioned to design and build a floor lamp for a vintage themed laundry room. This amazing 1950's "all" detergent bucket made the perfect shade and became the inspiration for the overall theme. 

I'm currently building a hamper for the same laundry room. Wait until that's done...CrAzY!

NOTE: The photos were shot at my house prior to delivering the lamp.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2015)
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Comments (7)

Dominique writes: Oh, I just love this. What a fun and functional creation. Posted: 4:39 am on December 17th
just_old_stuff writes: I love your imagination. It's your attention to detail that make the pieces you create stand out. Another fantastic lamp, Jim!

Posted: 11:56 am on June 18th
gadgetsponge writes: Killer design Jim! All the color tones/pieces/themes work so well together! Posted: 2:13 pm on April 18th
JunkArchitect writes: I appreciate your comments so much. Especially because they come from some of the most incredibly creative and talented women I have ever met!

Thank you!

Posted: 7:30 am on April 7th
suewhitney writes: Jimbo Posted: 2:34 am on April 7th
G writes: Just the right lamp..for ALL the right washes.!
If this lamp doesn't add a little pep to your laundry room...I don't know what will.
You'll be able to see your bright whites in style. A person might even enjoy laundry day...and that's ALL right...!
Posted: 2:23 pm on March 30th
georgiamoon writes: WoW this will look so awesome in a vintage laundry room. What could be more perfect? ALL the little details are amazing, the cord, the hanger, and especially the base. I always love to see when you put your painting and graphics on a piece. It really personalizes it and makes it even more unique! You have a talent that can't be replicated by ANYONE!!! Can't wait to see the hamper...

Georgia Posted: 10:24 am on March 30th
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