Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

August 18th, 2010 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Lets get this party started!

I don’t think I’ll be doing any laundry today...or anything else.

Bucket legs
I’ll bet this isn’t what they intended the buckets to be used for back in the 1950s.
The hors doeuvres will be right out.

The lid becomes a serving tray.

Companies did such a great job with graphics back then...
...and colors

Lets get this party started!

Let's get this party started!

Photo: Jim Healy Copyright 2009

This is what you build when you have more “all Buckets” than you know what to do with.

I hand painted the plywood top to match an original bucket lid. Then it was aged to complement the well used finish on the buckets. The legs were created by attaching four buckets to the underside of the table top.

It’s definitely one-of-a-kind because that’s the last of my buckets.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2009)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, tabletop, wood, cottage, eclectic, furniture, funky, country, whimsical, family room, table, red, blue, letters, yellow, coffee table

Comments (50)

Junky_Jolie writes: It was great to meet you and see this table in person...AMAZING!

J_J Posted: 9:21 am on November 3rd
junqueartiste writes: Always interested in seeing your posts....boggles the mind...so creative! Posted: 10:13 am on September 2nd
JunkinLindsey writes: Time. Out. You painted the table top!? I thought that was an old sign. Holy cow, you are always thinkin outside the bucket!! Keep the constant source of inspiration coming!!! Posted: 5:50 pm on August 30th
funshui writes: Jim, I have that same bucket! but I only have one. love your ideas & creativity. Posted: 11:51 pm on August 21st
2poor2payRetail writes: All I can say is- What time is the party? Too cool not to share this on a hot summer day! Posted: 9:21 pm on August 21st
pjjunker writes: That's what it's ALL about! Posted: 12:09 pm on August 21st
RustyDiva writes: Jim, You have all the best junk! Posted: 3:08 pm on August 20th
racers7 writes: Super Rocks (as usual)! Very unique. Melody Posted: 11:38 am on August 20th
artteachergirl writes: I love this, Jim!! It's ALL that!(sorry)
I saw the bridge again in VT/NH...Highway 9 near Keene. My husband is still saying it is not the one I took a photo of the first trip up. Wasn't quick enough to take a photo this time. It will have to wait until next trip. Your ALL table is very creative! Repeat or not! Posted: 5:03 pm on August 19th
ShuginBoots writes: What an awesome idea! Perfect for summer entertaining! Love it!


Posted: 1:23 pm on August 19th
Fairlore writes: That is way awesome!!!! Posted: 12:26 pm on August 19th
leesee64 writes: I loved it the first time this project posted and I love it ALL over again this time! I want to marry Jim! HeHe! Posted: 10:02 am on August 19th
JunkArchitect writes: Well isn’t this a BIG surprise, where did that old crusty project come from. Thanks for reposting one of my crazier creations. And thanks for all the great comments.
Miss Funky Junk Donna, I’ve got something new…and big…and steel…and it’s taking me a LONG time to finish. Here’s a hint. It’s loaded with some of our favorite junk components…casters, rust, steel, numbers, peeling paint and a big chunk of old wood.
So sit back, relax and have a couple Coronas before you strain your neck AGAIN.
Lani, the party is at my house…ANYTIME!


Posted: 9:16 am on August 19th
Grasshopper22 writes: Cold beer...my type of guy :) I am going to post a project that I did not to long ago... Posted: 7:33 am on August 19th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Oh Lani! You got me! Nevermind Jim. Hurry UP and make something new already. :)
Posted: 4:10 am on August 19th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: And how did you know I was going through a Jim Creation withdrawl? 'Bout time! :)

And you never disappoint. How cool is this! The top looks absolutely authentic. So much so I'm blown away.

Another winner!

Posted: 4:08 am on August 19th
thefrogprincess writes: You are amazing. This table is incredible. Keep the projects coming. I look forward to seeing your new creations. Posted: 10:31 pm on August 18th
BillyJo writes: Jim, That is the greatest! BillyJo Posted: 8:38 pm on August 18th
byabpryor writes: Jim....How cool is that?!

. Posted: 7:15 pm on August 18th
CottageElements writes: Another look down memory lane at past projects, we have an unbelievable table made by our own resident architect junker, Jim. Way to go, Jim! Definitely a one of a kind. The Corona doesn't look to bad either. So were's the party? Lani Posted: 4:10 pm on August 18th
Cali_Junk writes: I must say this is one of the most brilliant pieces of pop art / furniture I have ever seen.
Posted: 8:35 am on October 21st
Galvanized writes: WoW!! I love the table. Do you sell your furniture? Posted: 9:51 pm on August 8th
catbishop writes: Bravo. very cool stuff. all of it. Posted: 10:50 pm on March 27th
Redesigned writes: This is awesome, I actually have one of these exact buckets in my laundry room! I love your "junk style..." Posted: 3:17 pm on March 21st
TrashyChick writes: I absolutely love your table and it would look perfect in my living room.


Posted: 2:21 pm on March 18th
alicemom writes: Well We junkers are ready for lessons, Jim. Another outstanding job. You know it all!
Smiles, alice Posted: 8:36 am on March 14th
itsnotjunk2me writes: I knew this had to be your project when I saw the pic on the junkmail newsletter. You're signature was "all" over it! I love your projects, they are so creative and unique. You're an inspiration to us all. :) Posted: 12:58 am on March 14th
eveh writes: Shoot, that's not so great. Anyone with an ingenious mind, awesome skills and a load of creative talent could have come up with that. LOL Posted: 9:44 pm on March 13th
plumberdaughter writes: Jim, WOW! This is great! I love the lid serving tray. Another great paint job, now I want to do a painting project.
Kim Posted: 3:59 pm on March 13th
vicmac44 writes: OMGosh! How cool is this! I love the idea! Posted: 12:14 pm on March 13th
csudderth writes: WOW--what more can I say. Love it!
Christy Posted: 8:35 pm on March 12th
upyourattic writes: A W E S O M E . . . . . AGAIN!!

Love love love it

Patti Posted: 8:54 pm on March 11th
georgiamoon writes: Jim I am constantly amazed by your talent. I can not imagine being able to paint like you do...you matched the colors perfectly! YOU are something ELSE!!! I was going to make a bunch of "ALL" puns but I decided to spare you..OK?(see) Love all (oops) you projects all (oops again) the time, Georgia Posted: 1:57 pm on March 11th
CottageElements writes: Jim, how does it feel to make women speechless! LOL. This is truly amazing. Awesome job! There's not much more I can add either!

Lani Posted: 12:04 pm on March 11th
NDJunkGirl writes: This is SO COOL!! Great idea - love the tray and the pails as legs. Thanks for posting for all to enjoy! I love the display aspect of it too - the Corona and limes are a great touch! Hope they didn't go to waste...! Andrea Posted: 11:43 am on March 11th
SweetMelissa writes: The cool table, the Corona, the limes...makes me feel like summer is almost here. :) Love it. Posted: 11:20 pm on March 10th
grannijo writes: WOW!!!..this is a "all-some" project...you have very good ideas and looking forward to more of them... When's the party?..sharon Posted: 7:09 pm on March 10th
roadtriplouise writes: Your so creative. I have a all bucket in my bathroom for my magazines.
Ann Posted: 6:50 pm on March 10th
berton718 writes: Jim,
I always look forward to your projects because they are INCREDIBLE!! Please keep the genius coming!! Posted: 5:09 pm on March 10th
fellowjunker writes: Toooooooo funny Jim....love it!!!!!!! Beautiful job and beautifully displayed!!! It is always so fun to see your work.
xojanis Posted: 4:50 pm on March 10th
rebeljunker writes: Well, Mr. Jim, looks like you have it "all" under control. You have ideas I have not seen before!! Di Posted: 2:26 pm on March 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is the coolest post, Jim! I think your table is unbelievably cool and I still have a hard time imagining how you can replicate it so closely with the real thing. Pretty darn amazing! Love your drink bucket and appetizer tray too and think that they would be so fun to put to use at a party.

Nice work!
Posted: 12:45 pm on March 10th
suewhitney writes: Jim,

You crack me up! Can I come to the party? Love the table and I think using the lid for a serving tray is ingenious!

Sue Posted: 10:29 am on March 10th
shabbychick writes: Jim, Jim, Jim - that table has it "all"!!! Vintage charm, very functional, fun, and your name is "all" over it!!! The tray is very cool too, and of course the ice bucket - sweet!!

Such a creative piece - I love it!!!


P.S. Ya just can't beat the old vintage colors and patina... Posted: 9:55 am on March 10th
artifacts writes: Your artistic abilities and "vision" are awe-inspiring! Posted: 9:47 am on March 10th
SeaGlassLady writes: Amazing...The paint job on the table top looks so authentically vintage, I wondered what it had been used for, until I read yoru comments. Posted: 8:52 am on March 10th
whiteflower writes: unbelievable - I am speechless for once. What a project! Posted: 8:36 am on March 10th
oldnews writes: Again, WOW! There's nothin else to say! Posted: 2:20 am on March 10th
junkinpunkin writes: You have the coolest ideas. I gotta learn how to use some power tools and hook thingys. Posted: 1:15 am on March 10th
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