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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vintage Ceramic Gas Heater

I just love these vintage ceramic gas heaters,  in fact,  I have bought a couple of them to place in the openings of our faux fireplaces in the bedrooms.   When this little beauty came up for sale at the auction....nobody wanted her!   All of the bricks were gone and they aren't worth much in that condition.
I could see possibilities......maybe repurpose....something!
So, I bid $5 and brought her home.   She has been patiently sitting in a corner out in the garage since last summer.   I asked H to bring her in this morning and gave her a dry brush of cream paint and sat her in front of the fireplace in the family room.   Our fireplace had been converted to a gas log fireplace when we moved here and we very seldom....never!.... use it.


I don't know if you had noticed,   but I am using a wedding dress as a fireplace screen....if you look close,  you can  see the bodice and arms across the top of the opening. 
I made a little nest for these two marble eggs out of a milk glass piece and some strands of pearls.

I am working on a Easter theme to put in our new little heater,  so you will see her back on the blog with a new look closer to Easter.


It is warm here in New Mexico today but the wind is terrible.    I am so congested from all the dust and pollen that I think I will  just  stay inside today.......another pajama day....Yea!




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25 comments:

  1. Penny you are a hoot with that wedding dress! Great repurpose and your vintage heater looks marvelous.

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  2. OMG Your vintage heater is gorgeous! Beautiful display!

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  3. Penny, You saved that sweet little antique heater. I love the make over. xoxo,Susie

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  4. What a steal for $5! Love it with the paint makeover. Would love to snag one of these too!

    Jeanine

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  5. Penny, the heater is really pretty. I especially like the way you placed the marble eggs and strings of pearls together for the arrangement. Beautiful!

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  6. I love that ceramic heater, Penny. What a great piece to own. Love the eggs and pearls, too. Sorry it is so windy for you there today. WE had freezing rain this morning- UCK...xo Diana

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  7. I cannot really gauge its size, but could picture it with a piece of glass to make a shelf, or making it into a small bench, lots of potential!

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  8. I once (a long time ago) lived in an apartment in Tucson with one of these heaters as the sole source of heat. I loved it then and I love yours now.

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  9. Wow you are so creative! I love it!

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  10. I love your " after"!!! The wedding dress is a so great and clever idea! You are amazing!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  11. You do find the most unusual things! I am off to do the garage sales in the morning I think. Neat stuff, Penny! A gas radiator!!! :):) Love it!!

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  12. what an awesome redo for the heater.

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  13. Congratulations!!!So Cute!!I love.
    Kisses from Brasil
    Carla

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  14. Love your vintage heater! So cool! What a great idea to put in front of the fireplace! Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE :)

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  15. How clever. Two of our fireplaces have similar heaters and the fireplace in the old house I grew up in had those as well. Fire in a fireplace before gas logs, I guess! Anyway, I really like what you did with your heater.

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  16. I did notice it was a wedding dress but I thought I was crazy! LOL! What a great job you did!

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  17. Penny,
    Love the heater...I actually have never seen one before!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  18. Aww so lovely Penny :) thanks for sharing ...

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  19. Hi lovely lady.
    Love your vintage heater! What a great idea to put in front of the fireplace! Hoping you have a wonderful week with your family. God Bless.
    Diane

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  20. Very creative.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  21. your home is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

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  22. what a wonderful idea, it's just gorgeous all creamy!

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  23. What an amazing thing you've done here. This looks like something out of a museum or a movie! It sits great in your room and immediately draws one's eyes to it. Even though it is the fireplace and it is physically against the wall, it becomes the center piece of your room. Also, good luck fighting that pollen today and this week!

    Ambrose @ Brown & Reaves Services, Inc.

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