Monday, December 1, 2008

The Fireplace is DONE!!



Partly finished




Complete with doors open




Complete with doors open




FINISHED with Doors open




COMPLETELY FINISHED!!



I finally got up the nerve to attack working on decoupaging the print onto the doors to the TV. First I painted the frame. I started with a brown base,then added some shades of green and some blue then added the silver paint. I then added some deeper brown and tried to distress the frame. Then I applied a layer of decoupage glue onto the main part of the doors. I laid the print onto the area with the glue and trimmed it with small craft knife, then I tried to smooth out the wrinkles. That part was tough but after it dried the wrinkles were pretty much gone. I let it dry for a while and then applied another thick layer that I worked around the flowers to gives it the look of being painted. It is a mat finish but with the heavy layer you can see the texture. I had a few touch ups, then let it dry.

When I came home from work today it was dry so I used a completely clean blade and put it deeply into the opening at the top of the frame and then slowly went down the opening until I came out the other end. Then I did the same thing to the middle hinged area.Then I reattached it to the hinges. I still need to do some adjusting of the hinges as it is not quite straight.


I bought the print at Michael's on sale for $7.00. I used my craft paint to paint the frame and I think the bottle of decoupage glue was $5.00. I picked this print as I wanted something that wasn't too busy as I have so much going on in the bookcases.
It also contained some blue and a background that goes with the paint and tile on the fireplace. I still have a little touch up to do but I'm pretty much finished and I'm happy with the way it looks. And just in time for Christmas!

10 comments:

Neabear said...

Wow! That was a major project to take on. You did a great job with it. Looks wonderful.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

That looks so good!! I love the ugly tv to be hidden. You did a great job!
Hugs~Kelly

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wow! What a lovely job you did! It's amazing what one can do to make a statement in their home. Great for hiding the TV.

Blessings,
Sandi

Drama queens mum said...

I love that.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Sandy, That looks so nice and you can't tell that it opens and is hiding the TV. You did a very nice job and it looks great.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for the info on my lampshade (; I knew there was a name for it but could'nt remember what it was!
Hugs~Kelly

Sondra Behne' said...

Wow what a great job...it look so custom made..you must be very proud of you self. Keep up the good work.

Do stop by sometime and check out the pink contest we have going on @ themanyshadesofpink.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there

Sondra

vintagewindow said...

Fantastic makeover. You did a wonderful job transforming the area. What creativity.

Kris

Tea Time With Melody said...

This is just great what you have done. I like it alot.

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