The HC - fireplace insert

by brae  

Since my fireplace is only for show, I made a flat brick insert from egg carton bricks instead of a firebox.

I glued the bricks to a paper grid and then cut the insert to fit.

Before installing, I painted the bricks Neutral Grey and then used spackling for the grout.  I didn't want any color to clash with the fire screen, which is black and gold, and the grey brings out the marble detailing.

I used a piece of thin cardstock to attach the brick insert to the fireplace.

I think this will be lovely with the baseboards and fire screen installed.  I'm not sure I need a hearth since there will be no logs or even candles.  More on that to come.

The fireplace was part of a miniatures lot I bought online.  I have two that are very similar, and one is for the Brownstone.  They are heavy, well made and have crisp detailing.  The material appears to be some sort of translucent resin.  There are no markings or manufacturer details.  The seller indicated that she purchased them in 1996 at The Dolls House Toys Ltd., Covent Garden, London.

5 comments

Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
That looks great! This is definitely a case of less is more! :)
12/02/18 @ 14:37
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Oh I love how that looks! The grey is perfect with the marble.
12/02/18 @ 17:55
Comment from: ann [Visitor]  
Now that is a nice fireplace. Takes a special house to put it in. It will look great. I like the gray bricks very much.
12/03/18 @ 07:51
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]  
Ooohhh! I love the white hearth with the blue walls! Nice bricks, too! Had trouble leaving a comment on your last post, so I hope this one works. 13-1/2 days!!!
12/03/18 @ 10:15
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
It looks lovely! I'm dying to see the fire screen. Heck, I'm dying to see the whole thing! :grin:
12/04/18 @ 01:59


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