One of my favorite projects we completed recently is the faux fireplace I added to my shop (booth space).
I was struck with the idea after I saw Sophia's shared on Apartment Therapy . . .
|Source: Apartment Therapy|
Here is what I used, in all the cost was less than $50 :::
- wall mount floating shelf 48" wide (similar to this); our shelf was 10" deep that we had on display at our old house and never found a good spot for it in our new one. I honestly do not remember where we bought it.
- 48x48" plywood, we used 1/4" sheet as a base for the firebox surround, the shelf was mounted on top of the 48" sheet.
- 1/8" plywood cut for firebox surround (fastened to the top of the 48" sheet)
- Classic Pilasters from Lowe's
- Set of 2 Corbels also from Lowe's (just used the ones I liked best with the Pilasters)
- Nail Gun, Wood Glue, Caulk, Paint, chalk-marker and chalk. Roller, brush etc.
I also used 2 sets of Damask Wall Accents from Southern Living at Home, that I had on hand. This added a bit of fanciness to the fireplace surround.
Here is where you are going to have to use a bit of your imagination. I asked my son to remove a game he installed on my phone . . . he wiped my phone, clearing my camera roll. SO . . . I don't have all the pictures of the firebox surround coming together taken on my phone (Sorry about that).
After all the elements were attached and the mantel & firebox surround were one solid piece,
I caulked around many of the seams.
I also played around with the Damask Wall Accents to determine if their placement . . .
and then I painted . . .
. . . and painted away.
I used Old White & Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because it was what I had on hand --
and it covers SO VERY WELL!
I used a piece of white kraft paper and added the measurements of my firebox, to give me an idea of how big to draw my roaring fire. I then referred back to Sophia's fireplace and used a ruler and a sharpie to sketch out the firebox --
the ruler helped with the angles and bricks.
Once I was happy with how it looked I covered the back of the sketch paper with chalk
and tapped it to my dark painted firebox.
Using a colored pencil I traced over my sketch to transfer the image to my firebox.
I followed that up by drawing the roaring fire with a white chalk pen,
and white chalk for shading and highlights.
I was pretty tickled with the results!
I distressed the painted damask accents a bit for character and glued them down with industrial glue.
After they were stuck in place, the fireplace was ready to install.
We anchored it to the wall and I touched up the paint a bit -- and vacuumed the floor of course. :)
I lost of lot of the pictures I took of the fireplace all decorated in my shop when my camera phone
was wiped clean . . . but this may give you a little idea . . .
. . . and another.
Many other projects to share . . . so I hope you come back soon!
Thank you so much!
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