White Porcelain Enamel Space Heater "Industrial" Decorative Birdhouse

January 5th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
11 users recommend

These old heaters are always so fun to work with. The great porcelain/enamel finish offers such a neat surface with the chips, rust and hazing that naturally happens over the years. I pulled out all the stops on this one and went 100% industrial with gauges, handles, signage, and lots more. From top to bottom, there's a lot of custom work throughout. Can you spot the two spoons on the birdhouse? Can you spot the part of a trumpet? Finished with a false floor at the bottom to round things out.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, metal, industrial, porcelain, mixed media, silverplate, heater, steampunk, copper, typewriter, space heater, enamel, brass

Comments (5)

suewhitney writes: OK... brian I think this just may be one of my favs. Love these old heaters...the crisp white, the bright red, and rust is awesome. Love the danger sign too! Thanks!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:01 am on January 7th
gadgetsponge writes: Jim, I'm definitely tripping over things in the garage, but I'm still looking for more "parts"! Haha. Posted: 8:06 am on January 6th
JunkArchitect writes: You must have one massive stash of junk! I think this is my favorite one so far.

Posted: 6:43 am on January 6th
gadgetsponge writes: That's funny Annebell. I was wondering if anyone would take the time to look for them. The two spoon were cut, grinded, modified, and hammered to hold up the "typewriter awning" on the side. Thanks for commenting! Posted: 1:55 pm on January 5th
annebell writes: OK. I've been sitting her staring at my screen for 5 minutes, and I can't see any spoons! I think I see the trumpet part.
You are so creative!This is one fun birdhouse! Posted: 1:29 pm on January 5th
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