~~~Summer Breeze Planter

August 3rd, 2010 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Flaking, peeling, crusty and rusty…just the way we love it.

I found the bucket and chair at the same garage sale. The folks running the sale thought I was nuts because “y’all can’t sit in that chair, it’s too rusty”.

Don’t ya wish you could still buy laundry detergent in a cool bucket?

Any day is a good day when it’s sunny, warm and filled with junk.

Flaking, peeling, crusty and rusty…just the way we love it.

Flaking, peeling, crusty and rusty…just the way we love it.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2010)

This rescued rusty lawn chair gets a fresh lease on life as the perfect base for a vintage bucket filled with sunflowers.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy (copyright 2010)
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Comments (18)

DecorMadeSimple writes: Love these retro vintage chairs. I have a few of my own. Posted: 9:16 pm on January 31st
54girl writes: Love your chair and detergent bucket!! I have two All detergent ones but I really like the grapics on yours. I also have two rusty chairs like that and my hubby keeps wanting to paint. He just doesn't get how beautiful rust looks yet. Love your display!! Mary Posted: 10:20 pm on August 13th
junkermidge writes: Adorable! I love it.
Midge Posted: 5:06 pm on August 12th
byabpryor writes: Great set up. Nice as always Jim.
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.Ang Posted: 6:17 pm on August 7th
Cali_Junk writes: The whole look is wonderful. Good job!
Posted: 11:23 am on August 7th
itsnotjunk2me writes: jim,
what a great chair! i have been on the lookout for one or more of these for some time...they are so awesome.

and yes, i love the graphics of that bucket too, the sunflowers make the colors pop.

judi ;) Posted: 10:13 am on August 7th
CottageElements writes: Don't you love that things others might turn their nose up at, makes us all excited! Love the chair....and a rusty bucket on top? Perfect marriage!

Lani Posted: 12:11 pm on August 5th
alicemom writes: Jim,
That is just perfect! So glad you rescued the ugly rusty chair! Love the soap bucket!!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:54 pm on August 4th
grabe writes: Very sweet Posted: 8:20 pm on August 4th
LittleRedHen writes: This always amazes me. . .Someone kept these things for, well, forever. Are we not thrilled that they did! So simple, but, very nice eye candy! I have an itch to garage sale shopping. I would actually find a way to sit in the chair. A coat of urethane? Posted: 3:17 pm on August 4th
ninnarae writes: Everything about this combination is perfect! I LOVE it! Posted: 11:10 am on August 4th
shabbychick writes: Jim, can I be put on the waiting list for that fabulous bucket (you know it's "almost" my last name...)??? :)

What a great, rusty old garden setting!!! (perfect!!!!!)

Take care, Kathy Posted: 11:03 am on August 4th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful! Posted: 12:23 am on August 4th
artteachergirl writes: OooOOoOOOoo I want! Perfect together!!!
You did tell them about the rust bridge didn't you, Jim? Posted: 9:59 pm on August 3rd
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Being the graphics industry for many years, I've always gravitated towards branded items, especially vintage. If I saw that bucket, I would have totally flubbed the sale because I'd have been speechless with anticipation of having it! (I'm too honest for my own good)

Nice finds and even nicer usage of them both! Too rusty to sit on?!? Rust has feelings too. :)

Posted: 9:09 pm on August 3rd
emw1203 writes: I love those colors, their my kitchen colors. It is very nostalgic. My wicker chairs outside have no seats but I put pots big enough to sit in the hole. These chairs like you got are hard to find now and yet I remember my Aunt having them in an aqua blue. Good job. Posted: 8:45 pm on August 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Yep...love, love love! Jim, you should see the colorful, crusty chairs my "Uncle-in-law" found for me, 4 of them! Can't sit on mine either but who cares...I'll post pics soon :) Laurel Posted: 8:19 pm on August 3rd
MossyLady writes: Now why can't they make laundry detergent containers like that anymore? It's gorgeous! Posted: 7:31 pm on August 3rd
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