Repurposed Vintage Heater ~


The minute I saw this old heater at a yard sale I knew it needed to come home with me ~ love the color, the rust and the fancy cut outs and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...
Cleaned it up,gathered a few supplies and got started...
I wanted to fill it with light so I made a cylinder out of a piece of mesh fencing wrapped with a string of white lights ~ simple!
I opened it up took out the burner, dropped in a rusty old tart pan as a base for my light tower and slid in the lights ~ easy!
I love it! It looks great during the day and awesome at night!

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  • Patti Nash
    on Jun 11, 2018

    Can the rusty pieces be cleaned up? Are they down to raw metal or can the rust be removed with a solution?

  • Nicole Murray
    on Jan 2, 2019

    how do u fit the plug through hole to light it up

    • Diana Wearing
      on Jan 2, 2019

      There is a slit down the side at the bottom where the valve stem off the tank went I slide cord down through there (hope that makes sense!)

  • Annie
    on Jan 5, 2019

    wherecan I find one

    • Diana Wearing
      on Jan 5, 2019

      You can look for them at barn sales, flea markets, vintage/antique shops and online.

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