July 5, 2012

Kerosene Heater Turned Table

I love when I find these old kerosene heaters, usually I just paint them, but his time I transformed it into a cute little side table



Here's one I had in my booth that I painted and sold for $70, it was a little more ornate, but also a little dented up


So here's what I started with.....Not much of a looker is it?


I was playing around trying to decided what to do with this heater, Here is some ideas I came up with

Unscrewing the top 


Then flipping it over to make a flower planter, or maybe a bird feeder


Or, I could take the whole top off and make a cute little stool by adding wood and upholstering it


Or, I could make a side table!


.....I used a round antique table  top I had laying around and attached it to the top of the heater with picture hangers that were easy to bend.  I turned the heater upside down and using the holes that were already in the top, I screwed through the metal and into the wood and then screwed through the picture hanger right into the wood...It's attached nice and solid 


Now to make it pretty........I sanded the heater, then sprayed primer followed by two coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White paint and waxed the top....Ah, much better!


Now, it was needing something.....I decided to use a graphic from Graphics Fairy and transfer it with the "Blender Pen" method. 

 Graphics Fairy has included this method HERE along with other transfer methods




I just couldn't sell this cute little table...Yep, this ones for me!

Happy Creating!

61 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You can see things that I can't see. But oh what wonderful results! Perfect for your home!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love it! So very clever of you to see the beauty in this tattered old heater.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Carol, I am always amazed... this is something I would of not even looked at and yet I will be looking at these heaters now.. So cute... Your so talented.... Hugs, Cindy

Shabby and Frills said...

I love it ! How creative it s and Shabby Chic.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You are so good at seeing the diamond in the rough!!! The heater actually looks "lacy" now that you've painted it heirloom white! Great job!!!

stefanie said...

oh, yes, its a keeper!

Theresa said...

That looks wonderful Carol! I have one in my garden right now that has a cement swan birdbath on top. You have me needing to paint it white and making it pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! t.xoxox

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow Carol!
Those are so cute. I'd have not thought of that... loved the planter bird feeder idea too.
You are so clever,
Pat

Melodee said...

you are always so amazing! I love this!!!!!

nádya said...

Oh, Carol, you are incredible!!! I am speechless, that side table is just so, so great you are so right to keep it for yourself!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

It is really cute....love the wording on it!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

So adorable! I love how creative you are.

Dee

June said...

This is just darling Carol!!! A perfect up-cycle!
hugs...

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You should keep it! It's just perfect in your home! Too hot for this gal to do any spray painting!
Made the national news yesterday with 101 temp! LOL!
Always enjoy seeing your creations!
Deb :)

Marilyn said...

I love hearing about artists that like their work and actually keep some of it. This stove is so cute. I wouldn't ever have dreamed up something like that! You have a great "eye"!♥♫

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I sure would have a hard time parting with that! I love it as a table in its new 'life' and the graphic makes it the perfect little table!

Kathy said...

I think I need to look for several of these as I love all your ideas. How in the world could you choose. I love the seat thought!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very clever, Carol! I never would have thought table. Love the added graphic. I just made copies at the library so I can try the Splendid Blender pens myself on a project.

Kristin_Texas said...

I am loving this! It's really cute and doesn't take up a lot of space. Sweet!

Kristin

NanaDiana said...

Carol, How cute is that! I remember having one of those in our farmhouse as a kid as a supplement to the wood furnace. I remember the smell more than anything...that sweet, heavy smell of kerosene. Great job! xo Diana

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I never find things like this!!! I would so have bought this...I have the perfect corner in my room for that table
Girl you are so talented

KarenSue Farash said...

Cool idea Carol! I have neve seen these in my junking world.
Good job!

Susan Erb said...

Carol,

My DH even smiled at this one! And then I told him to find me one to redo :)

Great eye as always, Carol. So glad you have a spot for this in your home.

Sue

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
I would never let this one go either.
I love visiting your post-you always come up with the most creative ideas! And your nice enough to give us a tutorial on them too.
Thanks! Kim

Sisters Treasures said...

Carol, you just wow me with your creations. I've sold a few of those "as is" but how clever are you?? I love this idea and will probably "borrow" it the next time I come across one of these heaters.
Betsy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I would keep that one too--that is adorable! What a great idea.

Tracy said...

Carol, you never cease to amaze me... I would never have looked at one of these old heaters as anything but scrap metal, but you sure made them look cute!

E said...

I love it ! Best use of a Kerosene heater ever. There's no way I would have ever thought to do that, it's great. Elaine

BECKY said...

OMG Carol! Absolutely love this!! One of my very faves that you have done! If you do another one, please let me have first dibs!!

Yes, I picked up my shelf, and it is fabulous!! Steve said that he had to take it down, because people who saw that it was sold were still trying to buy it!! Thanks for encouraging me to buy it! I'm soooo glad it's mine. Finally picked out the paint color for my studio! Had a lot of family in and out, and haven't been able to get much accomplished.

I'll start to paint this weekend!!
Ok...this is the end of my book!!
HA!
Happy Friday!!
Hugs,
Becky

Debbie said...

Came here yesterday, but Della was being difficult.

I can not believe the stuff you come up with, Carol. Seriously, I would have walked right by that or at best wondered how much it was worth in scrap metal. You come up with three ideas, all good, and make something lovely.

Katherine said...

WHO but yourself would have though that up!? What a WIN! You created this beautifully! :D

Hugs,

Simona said...

Ciao Carol che dire questa è la più bella trasformazione che abbia mai visto.... Moolto bella.
Baci Simona

Patty Patterson said...

Now that is cute! I love the tea cup on top of it, too!

chris mckinley said...

Very sweet!!!

chris

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I love it! But man am I SICK about the old heater I threw away last year when cleaning out the garage. As usual, throw it away...then find the cutest thing you could have done. Now I'll be on the look out for another one!
~betty

Createology said...

It is so nice to see you couldn't part with this treasure. Your little side table is beautiful. I also like your other ideas...planter, footstool, etcetera. I hope you find lots more of these old heaters. Blissful Dear...

Nancy said...

You have the neatest visions for things you find!! That is the cutest table I think I have ever seen!! Must feel good to be home too!

Huggs, Nancy

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Turned out gorgeous I have searched and never find one

Candy said...

Love it........sooo sweet. I've had a couple of these old heaters in my time. Wish I had another now. She'd be Heirloom White and have a Graphics Fairy design on the front. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a great idea. I'll never pass up one of these again.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, What a great idea. Love it and so glad you kept this one.
It looks perfect in your home.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, CMD
p.s. love the waterslides. I had fun designing with them. Will take some pics soon.

SavannahGranny said...

You are genius. Love this table and the transfer was the perfect touch. I don't blame you for keeping it.
Have a great weekend, Blessings, Ginger

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow! I love, love, love it!!! I don't know which I like more, the side table or the little stool. But I know that if I ever spot one, people had better dive out of my way, because it's going to be mine! Fabulous!
Please link it with us at WIW, we'd love to show it off.
Hugs,
Patti

Tee said...

Not only did you create ANOTHER gorgeous piece using the awesome blender pen but you got a spot on the infamous Graphic Fairy blog! Wow - touch you, lol.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,my friend, you never cease to amaze me!
What a great idea!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Pink Paper Rose said...

Hi, really pretty! My husband turned one into a night light..I painted it out then he used the pot inside to house the lamp parts and the wick knob on the outside turned it on!
Love your blog, Karen

Debbiedoo's said...

Why you clever cat you! How do you think of this stuff Carol. That is one of my favorite things you have done. It really looks great!

Something Special said...

Oh you do up the most clever things that aren't furniture to begin with. I love this. Hope you are having a cool summer!

June said...

I think this is one of your best creative visions ever! We had a few kerosene heaters when we lived up north and gave them away when we moved to Florida. Now I will be on the lookout for another one!

Gina said...

How did I miss this?

You have got to be kidding me, Carol. I can't believe the vision that you have! This is really amazing! Bowing down to you now.
;D

Heart Vintage Design said...

How did I miss this post? Love it : )

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
This project is absolutely amazing!!! How in the world did you ever come up with such a brillant idea???? I love it.
You have got to be one of the most creative chicks I've ever known.

Keep those great projects coming.

hugs
Sissie

Linda said...

What a brilliant idea!

Okio B Designs said...

Oh my! What a incredibly unique idea! I love how you dressed it up. I would never believe it was a kerosene heater. Coming over from Brag Monday and your newest follower. =)

Jeanine

Kathryn J Cain said...

this is simply amazin

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Just brilliant - love it!
Happy Brag Monday.
XO Marie

House of Dewberry the Dark, CollettesTeasures the light said...

Beautiful! Pinning so others can enjoy it!

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my gosh! Another great item to add to my thrifty shopping list (which now stretches to the moon and back.) What a great little table!

Belladonna said...

This is totally stunning! What a great idea!

lynn said...

love this pink creation--however do you come up with these ideas?! the before and after is just amazing, carol:)

Gregor said...

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