Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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Ageing a Fireplace by Joan Joyce

 

If you are like me, forever being outbid on the few nice fireplaces out there, then this is the project for you!

 

1. Find a source of inspiration. 

 

2. Find a suitable fireplace for a make-over or have a go at making your own! 

 

 

3. Dismantle it and sand it well.

 

 

 

4. Give it a base coat of emulsion (acrylic / water-based paint). I used a sample pot of Laure Ashley "teal".

 

 

5. Top coat with acrylic varnish. I used medium oak. If your varnish is old and treacly all the better!!!  

 

 

6. Sit back and admire your finished article!  

 

 

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