Repurposed Vintage Heater ~

Diana Wearing
by Diana Wearing
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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  • Kelly Kelly on Jun 19, 2020

    Did you coat the exterior with anything like a sealant? I like some rust but don’t want to lose the blue color to the elements. Thanks!

  • Judy Judy on Sep 04, 2020

    Do you know if you need special paint if you are going to use it as a heater if/when the power goes off?

  • Amy Amy on Dec 09, 2020

    I have an old heater like this, but it is all rusty. How do you prep it for painting and what type of paint would you use?

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