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

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

Susan and Bentley


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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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 ;)

  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

  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!

  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.

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

    Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

  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!


  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.

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

  21. What a beautiful transformation!

  22. This turned out sooo cute!
    I did not know they made heat resistant paint in wonderful 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.

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