ISSUE 4  |  The Rustic Life

5 Quick Fixes: Painted Radiators

January 26, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Noticed lately: old-fashioned iron radiators painted in vibrant colors.

Here's a collection of images that inspire us; for instructions on painting a traditional cast-iron radiator, go to Casa Sugar.

Above: A radiator and its fellow pipe are gloriously conspicuous. (To try this at home, use a paint that is designed to withstand high heat; Krylon makes a line of High Heat & Radiator Paints.) Photograph by Christopher Baker for Blueprint Magazine.

Above: A radiator painted pale pink in a London house; photo via Light Locations. (N.B. For more DIY paint ideas, see our favorite painted brick fireplace designs.)

Above: A bright red radiator in the home of Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller, via Design Sponge.

Above: Heating made into minimalist art, via Office for Word and Image.

Above: A raspberry colored radiator; spotted in Toast's winter catalog.

For more, see "Walls, Windows & Floors: White Paint Roundup."