Extreme Farm Furniture

June 28th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Aged wood enriched with a fresh color.

Shutters reimagined.

The basin and pitcher are replaced with flowers and pulleys.
The dry sink was a commission and constructed to meet the dimensional and finish requirements of the client. In the next few months I’ll be creating an immense piece that goes back-in-time to the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Worn from years of being touched. Actually 150 years compressed into a few hours.

BEFORE:
The shutters were run through a surface planer to remove the paint.

AFTER:
Built and painted orange. Im now in the process of wrecking it.
CONCEPT SKETCH
Aged wood enriched with a fresh color.

Aged wood enriched with a fresh color.

Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)

A dry sink was a prominent fixture in homes during the 19th century. My interpretation of this classic piece combines the ageless look with an intense burst of color. Built entirely from 100 year old wooden shutters found in an old tobacco barn.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, vase, furniture, farm, entry, dining room, historical, orange, dry sink, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (23)

AtticusFinch writes: luv the intense orange color and the aged finish.
simple shutters make an awesome dry sink
good job
Posted: 6:22 pm on May 18th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Wow! The color is amazing, very simple design, I love it. Posted: 7:44 pm on February 6th
sandyrae writes: I was right! There's nothing that you don't know or can't do! I think I have a crush on you and your amazing talent! Posted: 2:50 pm on March 25th
ShaeLeigh writes: Love it! Posted: 8:29 pm on March 6th
DANO writes: Unbelievable! Great Work! Posted: 5:05 pm on March 6th
alicemom writes: Oh Jim,
That piece is just so yummy! The color, the finish, the whole concept. I am ready for a book still!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:21 pm on March 4th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
Incredible! Your finishing details and colour tones are simply like no others. Awesome piece!

Donna
Posted: 9:02 am on March 3rd
chippingcharm writes: WOW, WOW, WOW...I agree with Georgia, a book please!!! Pretty sure it would be a sell-out here with all of us MN junk friends...I would probably have to camp out for it ;) Laurel Posted: 5:34 am on March 3rd
georgiamoon writes: Jimmy, I'm ALWAYS careful about what I wish for. I KNOW what I want.
A book by you would be snatched off the shelves in a heartbeat. None of us would be able to duplicate what you do, but we could try. How 'bout giving us a chance? Please?
Georgiamoon Posted: 10:06 am on March 2nd
RustyDiva writes: Just stunning Jim!

Kenda Posted: 8:39 am on March 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Be careful what you wish for Georgiamoon.

Jimmy

Posted: 4:09 pm on March 1st
georgiamoon writes: Jim, The finish is FAN-TAS-TIC!!! Like I said ...a book on finishes would be helpful for probably all of us....especially me! Love it, geo Posted: 2:55 pm on March 1st
JunkSituation writes: What a GREAT look, compressing all those years into this piece. Beautiful conversation piece. Posted: 3:31 am on March 1st
Bec4 writes: So amazing, the color makes me melt. Do you have any before pics of the shutters? Were they huge? Posted: 6:12 pm on February 28th
junkermidge writes: What a gorgeous piece! Love the color. Your ability to cram 150 years of history into a few hours is amazing!
Midge Posted: 6:03 pm on February 28th
junkermidge writes: What a gorgeous piece! Love the color. Your ability to cram 150 years of history into a few hours is amazing!
Midge Posted: 6:03 pm on February 28th
artteachergirl writes: Magnificent!!!!...nuff said Posted: 5:11 pm on February 28th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
What a amazing piece.You have a talent that is unbelievable
Enjoy ever thing you do, That piece is georgeous and the color is something else.Have a great day Jim. GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 9:21 am on February 28th
summerland writes: Your work is stunning every time. Looking forward to seeing the back-in-time immense piece. Posted: 8:34 am on February 28th
LisaLoria writes: Amazing Jim. Gorgeous work and photos.
LOVE the color and patina. Looks great in that setting too.
Your Client will be thrilled!
Posted: 7:58 am on February 28th
MakinItHappen writes: How exciting to be able to create such great things and have clients to purchase them. That's the best! Posted: 7:51 am on February 28th
oldnews writes: It's so beautiful! You and your client have wonderful taste! The orange color is so cool...would look great in my house...Marie! Posted: 6:41 am on February 28th
SnowmanHill writes: Super cool piece Jim, love the color. It looks like it was made at the turn of the century. You are going to have a HAPPY client.

Have a great week!
dana Posted: 6:28 am on February 28th
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