Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Heating Up The Garden

While out pickin' last week I found this antique gas heater...
The man at the store said that they don't really sell very well in the summer, so he would take $10 for it.
With a price like that, how could I refuse?
I love the detail..

I knew she would look great in the garden painted a bright color.
I have a spot in my yard with a piece of plywood that I use to spray paint on.  But, this beauty weighs a ton! I'm sure it was quite comical to see me trying to lug her around. I finally gave up and just spray painted her next to the driveway. Don't tell my husband!
 I took these things out before I painted her...
 They had a nice patina.

She turned out beautiful...

She was so heavy, that she didn't end up where I wanted to put her, but she fits in perfectly by my fence...

 I did a search to see how much heaters like this are worth. I probably should have looked that up before I painted her! They can fetch quite a lot of money. Oops!
Oh well, for $10 and a little paint, I'm happy with the way she heats up my garden!

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  1. This is beautiful! How creative. Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts.

  2. This is pretty cool!! And you can't beat the price either...

  3. Such a pretty color. It's the perfect garden accent.

  4. How did they heat up?? Cool find

  5. Vava, It's fabulous! I love the color you choose also. It's currently my fave/... thank you for linking up with us. It's always lovely to see your contributions to the party!

  6. I love it too. The color is just perfect for it. It draws you eye right to it.

  7. This is awesome! I would never have guessed that was a heater either!

  8. Looks fab! Loooove the colour choice :) Found you via 4 You With Love linkup. Cheers!

  9. I love it . . . all the details . . . and the new color.
    Great re-do . . . you rock with "out-of-the-box" talent!

  10. I love it, turquoise is one of my favorite colors. It really looks great because you left the middle part old and chippy. Take care - Dawn

  11. What a unique garden piece! I love the color you chose for it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  12. I love the color for this! What a great outcome!

    I hope you join us in our new weekly linkup!

  13. This is WAY beyond fantastic -- and 10.00???? These people really (thankfully) don't know what they're giving away sometimes. What a great idea to paint it that bright color AND to think of removing those inserts to keep as is.

  14. This is brilliant!! Love it! The color is fab!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  15. Great idea, I love the pop of color in the garden.

  16. Love the color you chose and it looks beautiful in your yard.. what a fun and unique garden art piece.

    -Tina (@ clutteredcorkboard.com)

  17. The ceramic pieces alone are worth way more than ten bucks. She is a true turquoise beauty.

  18. Very unique find! Definitely original garden decorations!

  19. Looks great!! =) Hope you have a great weekend!!


  20. She is a beauty! I love unique and unexpected things in the garden. Great color. I even loved her as she was! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. I love the pop of color. I am a new follower. I found your blog through the Sunday Blog hop.

  22. Beautiful! LOVE all the detail and the color is divine!
    I'm visiting today from DIY Showoff. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm co-hosting the DIY Sunday Showcase and would love for you to come by and link up!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Open Now! DIY Showcase ~ Come Link Up!

  23. I love the color you chose to paint it. Years ago (maybe 40!) my mom found some small antique heaters like this and she removed the tops and made some wonderful little stools with the legs. But I like your idea and it maintains the original piece in tact.

  24. The color is awesome:) Bright and cheery!

  25. Perfect color!!

    I found your website from Southern Lovely. I just started a new blog and I would love for you to follow me, too! http://naptimenothings.blogspot.com/

    Looking forward to more posts!
    Naptime Nothings

  26. Wow, that was such a cool find. I wouldn't have known it was a heater.

  27. It is BEAUTIFUL and I love this idea. I'm going to look for one of these now! (Once I spray-primed too close to the car and got over-spray ALL OVER IT. I was out there with a gas-rag scrubbing it off for two hours!)

  28. Wow what a lovely way to recycle the heater. Love the color you choose.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  29. I love how cute and funky this project turned out! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

  30. That is FANTASTIC!! You got a heck of a deal! Isn't such a rush when you get a great deal?!! THanks for sharing on DIY Showcase!!!

    Shelly cohost

    1. I mean please share it on DIY Showcase!! My mind is mush today! LOL

  31. What a gorgeous and original project! Thank you so much for sharing. Love it!

  32. Absolutely sensational! You did an amazing job on that.


  33. This is AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!!! : ) Hugs...top feature today!

  34. What an awesome find! Very cool!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you would link back to us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise

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  35. I wanted to let you know that I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
    I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206


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