Friday, May 25, 2012

Faux Fireplace. The Miracle Makeover.

Ain't she a beaut?!  Not so much!

This "grand" headboard was sitting at a garage sale...looking all lonely and sad.

But I didn't see a headboard at all.


I saw...

a fireplace!

So I beefed up the piece with some added trim, reshaping a few areas.


Then a solid coat of white, and later a glaze treatment for some age and depth in the finish.


This is where I must apologize. 
JunkFest was fast approaching and the camera wasn't at the top of my priority list. 

I had removed the mirror, removed some of the silvering with an acid treatment, and put a gorgeous red velvet fabric behind.  The acid treatment removes only some of the silvering so you can see mirror in places, but fabric in others.  Way cool!

Here it is at the sale, right there behind the naked chairs.  I hope the new owner is enjoying it!



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11 comments:

  1. Wow...that is an amazing idea! I don't think I would have ever seen that...so clever :) Chat sson, Laurel

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I would've never thought of that. But now that you look at it, it was meant to be a fireplace. Thanks for sharing! You did an awesome job on it. Have a wonderful weekend!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  3. That is so awesome! I have to show this to my Mom. She has been wanting a faux fireplace, but they can be quite pricey. My brother would totally be able to make her one of these!

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  4. A fantastic transformation - what an ingenious idea! Am now a follower - hope I've helped to reach the magic 1,000!
    Paula

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  5. You just can't see the total picture of this faux fireplace - it was very cool in person! The mirror treatment was genius, and it looked VERY aged and gloriously old. Missy, you did a fab job and you make it look so easy when we all know everything isn't! Happy Memorial Day!

    -Andrea

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  6. I am on your mailing list and have asked for a vendor application, but haven't received it yet. Can you check into it for me? Thanks ! Love everything you make! Eleanor Erickson

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  7. I am on your mailing list and have asked for a vendor application, but haven't received it yet. Can you check into it for me? Thanks ! Love everything you make! Eleanor Erickson

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  8. You did just so amazing!!! And the white paint just put it all together!!! Good for you! Thanks for sharing this...deb

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  9. You've inspired me! I got a odd piece of furniture yesterday out of the junk pile and am turning it in to a fireplace right now. It's looking good so far; can't wait to finish.

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