Thinking about the cosy and wonderful feeling that warms my heart when I look at a fireplace, I can't avoid feeling envious of those who have fireplaces in their homes. Especially on these cold days, having a fireplace is really advantageous. Christmas is the perfect time to show off the fireplace, and create a sumptuous back ground for entertaining friends and family. I don't have a fireplace so I put my motto in practice--"If I can't have it, I will make it" so I decided to make my own cosy fireplace.
I covered the entire piece with all-purpose joint compound to make it look like stone with a putty spatula.
To make the designs on the mantel, I used my cake decoration kit.
For the inside brick wall, I covered the back piece with a thin coat of all-porpose compound. Then, I made lines with a flat screwdriver to design the brick, and let it dry completely.
I painted the brick in acrylic burnt sienna paint. Then I painted the lines in grey.
I mixed burnt umber, black and blendeing medium paint. Then I applied it with a wet sponge, and removed the excess with a wet sponge.
I din't want sharp corners.
Now I can enjoy the feeling of having a fireplace and decorate it for each season. I'm really happy with the result. I love it.
Some inspiration source that I found at Colonial homes magazine.
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