Vintage Fireplace Grate Shelf

January 1st, 2009 in member junk     
plumberdaughter plumberdaughter, member
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"ANOTHER GREAT GRATE". This is a shelf I made from a fireplace grate, I made it to cover up the ugly thermostat. My sister gave me the grate from their fireplace, they are remodeling their house and of course I couldn't turn it down. I just used scrap pine and routered the board that I used for the shelf and painted it white.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, shelf

Comments (13)

CreepinJen writes: This is so pretty and I love your display. I like the rusty vs. clean white of the two metals. Posted: 6:38 pm on February 8th
plumberdaughter writes: We've never had a problem with the thermostat, I think because the grate is like a vent and very open. This is also open on the bottom so we can change the temp. if needed and also see the temperature. Posted: 4:03 pm on January 4th
italianpeasant writes: oh, by the way, it still looks grate...great :) Posted: 6:53 pm on January 3rd
italianpeasant writes: did you know that you're not suppose to cover a thermostat because that disrupts the flow of air to the thermostat to regulate the temperature, at least that's what i learned in my many readings of fix it books :), but i am occasionally wrong LOL Posted: 6:52 pm on January 3rd
MimiToria writes: This is a beautiful redesign. The white grate is so special and the shelf you've created is awesome. So glad your sister threw the grate your way, as it is so perfect for hiding the thermostat. Very nice!
Gretchen Posted: 11:44 am on January 3rd
StrangeCargo writes: Don't you love people that get rid of stuff that has such individual value? Great job. Posted: 7:55 am on January 3rd
junkermidge writes: Beautiful! Great work on this project. And it's not only beautiful but it hids the thermostat and provides a shelf.
Oh, yeah!
Midge Posted: 3:57 pm on January 2nd
shabbychick writes: What a "grate" idea and an elegant look!!! I love how you hid the thermostat...I need to do something to hide mine too -- thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:24 am on January 2nd
suewhitney writes: Fabulous idea and I too love how you have dressed the shelf. Way to go girl!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:16 am on January 2nd
CottageElements writes: Oh, my . . . love this! Two grates in one vignette? What can be better than that! Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 9:30 am on January 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! I'd be hard pressed to get rid of this beauty but I bet you're glad your sister did! It's beautifully displayed as well.

Thanks for posting yet another great project!
Candy Posted: 7:56 am on January 2nd
LuAnn writes: Ditto. This is elegant and trimmed very nicely. Great job!!

LuAnn Posted: 7:17 am on January 2nd
1DesignChick writes: Wow! That is such a lovely, delicate piece! What a nice sister! And you finished it off so nicely with the trim! Good job! Janet Posted: 10:33 pm on January 1st
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