Readers, I need your help!
Last weekend, my family and I went to a flea market and an interesting item caught my eye. An old cast-iron gas heater.
It was sitting on a table next to some (poorly) faux finished cabinets. It looked so out of place. A beautiful gem from another era sitting among new pieces trying to look old and old pieces trying to look new.
Unfortunately, I have no need for an old cast-iron gas heater. However, it was just too unique to pass up. I decided that I simply had to give this old piece a new life.
A bit of scrubbing to get the rust off, a couple of coats of high-gloss enamel paint, and a plan could turn this into an unexpected and quaint piece of furniture/art for my home.
I’ve got the wire brush to get the rust off, and a can of spray paint is easy to come by… the problem is coming up with a plan.
I’m considering turning it into a charging station for all of the electronic devices in the house. The problem is that it is a little big to sit on a counter or desk.
I’m hoping that you can help me come up with other ideas for repurposing my flea market find.
What would you do with this piece of history to give it new life? Share your ideas in the comments.