old antique heat grate i picked up this weekend

December 1st, 2008 in member junk     
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Ok..someone stop me...i can't seem to stop posting..lol. I now realize i am a junkmarket junky now.  Found this antique iron heat grate at the yard..was thinking it would be cool with some red plexiglass behind the scroll work and make it a light up wall sconce.

Damon


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Comments (7)

ShaeLeigh writes: Ahhhh....one of my favorite subjects: great old grates! I collect these. Love this one. Posted: 7:43 pm on January 8th
suewhitney writes: Aw Damon, we're all glad you are a JUNKMARKET junky! Love these grates and can't wait to see the sconce. I think that is indeed an ab fab idea!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:22 pm on December 1st
junkermidge writes: I like your idea of a wall sconce light. But any project you
decide to do will be great (I'm fighting the urge). You really can't go wrong with a piece that awesome.
Congratulations or my condolences on being a bona fide JunkMarket junky. I'm glad you are.
Midge Posted: 5:52 pm on December 1st
CottageElements writes: 'Nother fab piece, Damon. Love it!

Lani Posted: 3:07 pm on December 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh yeah, you definitely need to show off that scrollwork. This is one of the more intricate designs I've seen on a grate. Make sure you post what you decide to do with it.

Candy Posted: 12:46 pm on December 1st
Meadowview_Farm writes: Really wonderful scrollwork - what a find! With the right base - what a fun side table too!
Kari Posted: 8:29 am on December 1st
MimiToria writes: Check out the price of these guys on ebay. I just did last week and was amazed. I bet you found this cheap too. Besides it being an awesome pc. of metal, it probably was a steal. Lani uses these quite creatively in her home as is.
Sue has shown in one of her books using the bottom of it to oraganize paper in the office, and has made a ladder bookshelf out of a number of grates using the flat part. There is any number of things one can do, and it will be fun to see what you come up. It is actually quite intriguing and fun to see your posts, so keep showing them.
This find is great/grate. : )
Gretchen Posted: 7:54 am on December 1st
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