Here is a peek at a gallery wall in my Mom's solarium.
It's fun to use things you already have in different ways
and we had some fun playing with frames.
Several of you asked about the Franklin stove painting
project. Here are some answers to your
These little stoves do function as fairly powerful heaters.
A heating unit under the stove is what produces the heat.
I DID NOT paint this heating unit. I carefully masked it off
with plastic before painting to ensure that none of the
paint seeped through to this unit.
There is a light inside the door that goes on to create what
appears to be flames behind the door, just like you would
see in a real wood stove.
The paint I used on this piece was Krylon indoor/outdoor
spray paint in Celery and it is a gloss finish. I usually like to
use a satin finish, but for this piece I wanted to simulate the
baked on enamel finish often found on more expensive
I think it would be fun to paint one of these in red! But it
would be fun to have one in turquoise or even pink.
Bentley ~ I promise not to paint any of your toys!!
Susan and Bentley