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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Published November 6th, 2015 9:49 AM
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Janet Barnhart-Bishop on Aug 14, 2019
I love it. Beautiful job!!
Diana Wearing on Aug 14, 2019
Bowchic on Aug 19, 2019
Love clever people, it’s beautiful 👍🏼
I happen to have a blue and off-white. They have sat cute in my house, now thanks to you, they will be beautiful👏🏼
Diana Wearing on Aug 19, 2019
Thanks! I love these old heaters!
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!
Do you know if you need special paint if you are going to use it as a heater if/when the power goes off?
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?