Fireplace Screen

May 27th, 2011 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
15 users recommend

I must say I knew immediately what the front of this old tractor grill was going to be repurposed into!
After a good cleaning (yep, had to remove the bird poop and all!), I gave it two coats inside and out of polyurethane.
On the underside, I was thrilled to see the thick mesh screen formed a shelf on the inside across the bottom...I knew what would look perfect on that shelf...
You guessed it - candles, of course!
Now ideally this would be used in front of a faux fireplace opening.  Ive set this one in front of my working fireplace just to give you an idea how it would look in this setting. (Plus the lighting in my family room is better for picture taking!)
The great rust color really stands out after a couple coats of poly.
In order to get the piece to sit (the bottom was slightly curved) I used a rubber mallet to flaten the bottom a bit.
Photo: Andrea Miller

This great piece could also be hung on a wall as fun decor in a boys' room, den or study.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, artwork, industrial, funky, , whimsical, fun, family room, farm, study, shelf, office, game room, rust

Comments (9)

CottageElements writes: Cool, fabulous, magnificent, OMG...all great terms for this piece, Andrea. Way to rock it!

Lani Posted: 10:13 pm on June 7th
RustyDiva writes: I am so in LOVE with this piece! The color gives me goose bumps and makes my heart go pitter-patter!

Kenda Posted: 9:18 am on June 7th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: I'm with Jim. That finish (and colour!) is magnificent! What a great find!

Donna Posted: 4:10 pm on May 28th
JunkSituation writes: That's a cool, rusty conversation piece! You've shown that "hardworking tractor junk" a whole new world! Nice :)
Posted: 4:20 am on May 28th
oldnews writes: Breathtaking!! This is the absolute score of the century! I LOVE this! I'm with Jim...I want it too!! Marie Posted: 2:06 am on May 28th
chippingcharm writes: SERIOUSLY cool Andrea...LOVE it!!! Laurel Posted: 1:20 pm on May 27th
JunkArchitect writes: OMG...look at that rusty finish! You have created the perfect repurpose for a magnificent piece of farm junk. I WANT IT!


Posted: 12:40 pm on May 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Fabulous idea! Wonderful shape and color! You have great vision! Posted: 12:22 pm on May 27th
sandyrae writes: at first I couldn't tell how big it was so thanks for all the pics. That piece is great! A keeper! Posted: 9:36 am on May 27th
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