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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday-It's A Makeover Too!


I'm also participating in the Junk Party over at Kennesha's, so pop on over to see other bloggers' junk! This is my vintage thingie for today, but I did a little makeover to it. I love this old kerosene heater. I can't tell you how many times I've painted it! I always have a fern sitting on it for summer, and it gets a bowl of pine cones and a red bow for Christmas. Well, I got sick of that blue color, so...

I painted it sage green, and decoupaged some cherries on it. But then...

I added these lights, and...

now I have a porch nightlight! This Friday, my Mom, my sister, her daughter, my daughter and I are going...

here! It's going to be a Girls Gone Wild Weekend! Minus the nudity! The fest takes place in Phillips, Wisconsin, and people, please believe me when I say that I will be eating my weight in kolaces (kolackys) and cabbage rolls!

42 comments:

Coloradolady said...

This is so cute!! I love, love, LOVE the green with the cherries. So cute! What a great idea that was with the lights. (I'll have to remember that)

Have a great weekend...sounds like a lot of fun!!

Happy VTT!!!

LV said...

You did a great job on this heater. That is a great idea making it into a planter. Thanks for dropping by my post. I appreciate it.

Courtney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out those thrifty thing! Sound like your girls weekend will be a blast!
Blessings!

katillacshack.com said...

Great job Carol!!! Love the cherries!

Are you Czech or Croatian?


Sounds fun!!!!

Kim G. said...

I have the same heater on my porch! Yours turned out really cute! That festival sounds like a good one, anything with good food makes for a great time!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh do have fun on your trip to our homeland!!!!

I can't WAIT for my turn - - - it's coming, twice.

Love the heater, and the porch night light idea is fabulous!!!

Dawn said...

That is amazingly cute--my mom used to have one of those and we sold it at a garage sale for a pittance--darn--I'm so wanting to copy that!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

welcome to your first VTT, Carol!!..i love your sweet little kero heater..it's fun to see how you keep reinventing it :) have a fab weekend feasting on yummy Czech food :)

Me & My House said...

Hi! Don't forget to link up for the junk party over at my place...your stuff is awesome!

Marie Reed said...

I just love how you added the lights! It's PERFECTLY beautiful!

Miri said...

Great kerosene lamp...it was cute blue but its gorgeous now! Love the lights and the cherry trim!

mub said...

What a fun makeover! I love the idea of putting lights in there.

barncat said...

Your old heater looks great, what's better than a few cherries? Have agreat weekend!

Postcardy said...

The lights inside the heater are the best idea.

I wish I could find kolackys where I live. I had them when I was young and lived in the Chicago area.

ClassyChassy said...

What a great idea for that heater - re purposed yet again! Happy VTT to you!

SueLovesCherries said...

You did me proud putting cherries on that heater! Looks better than the blue (in my opinion)!

I love the Fairy or Redneck lights inside - perfect!

Laurie said...

Oh, it's brilliant -- great job and very creative! Have fun at the Fest, wish I could be there!

CHER said...

Wow, I LOVE that you added the lights!! It immediately got me thinking"what can I add lights to?"
way cool!!!
Hope you have a blessed day, Cher

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the night light idea, I would have never thought about that. The color is one of my favorite..sage is in.
Hope you have a wild girls week out. I would love to go to that Festival.

Brenda said...

What a cute and inventive porch light you have there! I'm ga-ga cause I'm having a deck built and I need to come up with something cute like that to light our way! Great job, and have fun! So nice to have found you.
Brenda

Susan said...

I love what you did to the heater--very clever. The festival sounds wonderful kinda like our Octoberfest up in Frankenmuth MI.
Have fun!

Kellie said...

LOVE the heater makeover. Anything decked out in cherries is fine in my book...and the lights are the perfect touch for night time!

the wild raspberry said...

love the heater at night! what a great idea...
your home is so wonderful....
and my girls liked your dressed up kitty :)
have a great day.
chasity

Evy said...

I love the heater makeover! I loved the color you added, but now it looks even better with the lights in! Great job =)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Happy Junk Party Day!

Lisa said...

Oh your picnic baskets are just the best! I have a large stack of fake wood ones in my living room. The two in the kitchen are the only colored ones I have. I've had others but were really rusted and I got rid of when I had to move. I'm always looking. Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments on my "Junk"!! You have a lot of good tin pieces! Lucky you!
Hugs, Lisa

Nancy said...

You're so creative! Have fun in Wisconsin!

Nancy

msartist said...

What a creative idea! OMG is that really your house on the pic? So cute!! And the vintage watering cans.
No words ~ Theresa

Ulla said...

The lights inside are a great idea. I like the shape and the green colour of the heater.

Me & My House said...

OMG! This is so neat! I love your creativity and from looking at your past posts, it never ends! Great work and thanks for joining in on the Junk Party! This is SO much fun!

Joan said...

Very, very creative and so practical. Happy Junk Party Thursday!

Ruby said...

No sense in giving up on a good thing. Great idea! Have fun. Thanks for stopping by.

LillySue said...

Adorable!! I love the cherries!
Blessings~LillySue

Becky said...

Oh No! That is so cute! What a great idea! I say "oh No" beacuse now there's another idea I need to try ;-)

Have fun with the gals this weekend! Hope we don't see you on the evening news - hee hee

Carrie said...

The kerosene heater is a great piece. I like how you painted it --both the blue and the red look great, especially with the cherry decal. Adding the lights makes it a lovely feature.

Jan Ely said...

So nice that you find different ways to "fix it up" and use it!

mannequin said...

Oh ....I love what you did with it! It's adorable and so many different personalities!

Bea said...

I want one of those! Love it with the lights in it. Have a great weekend!

oodlesandoodles said...

It would never have occurred to me to buy one of these. (I'm sure my husband is very, very grateful to you for giving me one more idea for something to haul home.)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

nice makeover.. and look cute! green & cherries reminds me of summer and more warm nites in autumn & winter..

thanks for sharing and happy VTT

Kristal said...

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by and going my junking party! Love what you did with the old heater. I am totally in love with those little white lights. There are so many things you can do with them. And your home is beautiful. Hope you and your GF had a good time at the festival.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Clever idea! Looks great!

SugarPlumFairy said...

I definitely like what you did with that heater its pretty cool. Nice little cottagey touch to the cottage.