Sunday, April 17, 2011

Refreshing a Franklin Style Stove


My Mom has a lovely solarium that she enjoys sitting in every
day. Although there is central heating in the room,
we decided to add a little electric Franklin style stove to give
her a little extra heat and to provide some ambience on a
chilly morning. Unfortunately the stove only came in black
which seemed too dark for a sun room, so ...



Out came some spray paint and it's now a soft green to
blend in nicely with the whites, other soft greens and pinks
of the room.



It's a much more cheerful little stove now.

I am joining
and

Bentley ~ Do you see all of the geese on the pond?
I think you like the geese because you never chase them!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

24 comments:

  1. Well, what a wonderful idea! I don't know that I'd have thought to do that. But it looks fantastic!
    Brenda

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  2. What a lovely transformation and how perfect it looks with your other things.
    Cindy

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  3. Susan ~ LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colour of the stove. It turned out fabulous~! Happy Monday
    ;-)

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  4. What a great color! Love the green dishes on top too:@)

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  5. That's a huge improvement. Love the color!

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  6. Susan, I got one of these little black Franklin electric heaters for my FBC - - - and I LOVE it.

    I'm keeping mine black though - - - too much of a traditionalist I guess.

    Although, come to think of it, a bright shiny Badger Red would be appropriate in the FBC!

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  7. wow I love the color! I have one in my garden cottage and now I think I need to paint it!

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  8. It's adorable!!! I can't believe how great it turned out!!!

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  9. Oh, that's cute painted that color, honey. I think it was a wise decision.
    oxox,
    Connie

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  10. Hi Susan! I love your stove and that green looks wonderful! My little wanna be island in my kitchen is about that color!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. This looks amazing now!!! I have never liked these stoves in black they seem to kill a room. This is just beautiful!!!

    Happy Monday Susan!

    Pamela xo

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  12. I love love love the paint color you picked for the fireplace. It's perfect for spring and in your beautiful home!

    Happy SOYCM!
    -Marie

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  13. This is such a great idea! I have contemplated buying one of those heaters to supplement the heating. Now I know that it can be any color my heart desires! Thank you! Come visit-we're having a giveaway this week.
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  14. Beautifully done Susan! I love the color! Can you tell me what color/brand of paint you used?

    Thanks for sharing!
    Pam

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  15. Oh I like it. Much better. Love the color. Great job. Karie

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  16. It is such a sweet and cheerful green. Well done!

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  17. Great idea. I would have not thought of using a color. Thinking outside ther box, fun.
    It's nice to meet you.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  18. I love these little stoves. Are they the ones that are actually heaters? We were thinking of buying one this past winter.

    It looks great!

    xo
    Claudia

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  19. Lorrie@the Victorian Rabbit says that is so cute. I had no Idea you could do that. That heater has just jumped to the top of next to buy list. Thanks for your inspirational pictures.

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  20. The paint totally changed the look of that sweet little stove! So pretty!

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  21. What a beautiful transformation!

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  22. This turned out sooo cute!
    I did not know they made heat resistant paint in wonderful colors....so good to know.
    What a terrific idea. Never would have thought of that. That's why I love blogging.... inspirations and nudges to keep me thinking outside the box!
    Love it!
    Great post.
    xx
    Alison

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