A recap of the Heritage chimney from inspiration to 1:12 scale reality! :D
The original W E Masonry chimney as inspiration
And the process from start to finish with a foam core, wood and cardboard base topped with egg carton brickwork.
I tapered off the moss application as I moved up the chimney.
The chimney is now 99% complete! I'll do a bit more color correcting and add the ivy vine once the chimney is permanently attached to the house...close to the end of the build. Most of the house wiring will run down the inside of the chimney so it will be one of the last things I finish for this project.
I took this photo in low light to show its spookier side. ;] I love it!!!
Just a few updates since this post. The smaller inset fits into the attic.
Update: chimney has been finished and attached to the house.
Update: the chimney is finished! :D
Note: to read about the original W E Masonry project, click here. It, too, was a massive undertaking!
Debes de sentirte muy orgullosa¡¡¡
No todo el mundo podria hacer ese gran trabajo¡¡¡
Just wonderful!!!!! I think I will need to search for some images the day I start building my Victorian house chimneys for some inspiration.
Wonderful to see the whole building process in one post. It is an amazing chimney…very, very beautiful!!!
It looks superb Brae. It was certainly worth all the effort you put into it. I love it!
I’ve enjoyed seeing the whole process and can’t wait to see more…amazing!
Just perfect! So realistic! You’re one in a million, Brae, to have undertaken such an immense project!
It really is magnificent! Well done on such a wonderful job!
Thanks, everyone! I now need to vacuum - there is “moss” everywhere!
Wonderful! It looks totally creepy! Love it!! :o)
This has been such an interesting project to follow. I love your step by step pics and the end result is something to be very proud of.
Wow it is fantastic. What a wonderful job you did.
Love this post! It’s so much fun to see this fantastic project recapped from beginning to end!
Wow! I am speechless!
This project has been a pleasure to follow and watch it grow, putting a post with all the stages was fun to see.
It’s interesting how you’ve made a model of the fireplace I designed and built.
Before I began the installation, I simply made a preliminary sketch to insure it would fit dimensionally within the space.
I created the details as I went because the owner of the house/client asked me to feel free to be creative.
The reason the upper chimney is offset was to clear the roof line but after completion I think it adds to the ascetics of the overall design as well.
I’m glad you enjoyed it and thanks for linking to my website.
It is a wonderful design! I’m so glad you found my blog.
I’m with Keli!!!! You got THAT right!!!!!
Thanks so much!
Your work is just amazing! Gives me a lot of inspiration!
Thank you so much!
Hello Ms. Brae,
I am getting ready to make my bricks and I wondered if you used the white stickers from the kit on your egg cartons for a template? I couldn’t find where you explained how you came up with this technique. Thank again for this site and all its international influences!!!
Thank you, Naomi! I’ve added a link to my egg carton tutorial.
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