Spring Fling fireplace

by brae  

There are a few Spring Fling sneak peeks lurking about, so here is mine.  This is the fireplace for the firebox I made.  I've done a lot of work on the build since this...but none of it can be shown just yet.  :D

The fireplace itself is made from foam core and scrap wood, like the one in the living room of the Newport.  The facade is made from vinyl Greenleaf tiles leftover from the kitchen floor in the Newport.  I still need to make a hearth for it.

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Here's the overall view...and no, these aren't the finishes for the room where the fireplace will be.  ;]  The basket is from Glenda of Peppercorn Minis.  She does marvelous work!

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The two side bookcases are half scale Houseworks bookcases with every other shelf removed.  I did one of these for the Newport as well.  I popped it into the microwave to loosen the glue, removed every other shelf  and then painted it.

The whole structure is one solid unit all glued together, connected by the wood mantel.  The deep brown color is Bittersweet Chocolate paint by Americana...one of my favorite color finishes.

I bought this little globe on eBay because I loved the coloration of it.  Ann at Amazing Miniatures had one similar that I thought was marvelous, too.  Not sure it will find a permanent home in the Spring Fling...but it was close by when I was setting up the photo shoot.

Two more months left to work...seems like so much needs to be done.


Comment from: Keli Minick [Visitor]
Nice work! I love your style.
05/04/11 @ 05:52
Comment from: heather [Visitor]
Love the fireplace! Great idea for the bookcases.
05/04/11 @ 10:32
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
Wowzers.. LOVE the fireplace! And great idea using the half scale bookcases... it really makes the fireplace awesomer-er! ;-)
05/04/11 @ 22:21
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D
05/04/11 @ 22:56

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