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kitchen fire and range
This piece completely hand done took quite a bit of work and was quite fiddly to make the bar grates above the fire as had problems keeping the bits in place until the glue set. But i am glad to say im really chuffed with the end result and cant wait to get the kitchen decorated and give it a home .
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Adele Wallace
2:53 PM on January 28, 2013 
Ps Rosemary im glad Bryan and oscar are impresed :)
Adele Wallace
2:52 PM on January 28, 2013 
Rosemary i think the only glue i havvent got is pva lol so will get some on thurs to have handy and thats good to know it can be undone again if needed.
Adele Wallace
2:50 PM on January 28, 2013 
Thank you Joan Mc
10:23 AM on January 28, 2013 
Brickwork looks great. Bryan and Oscar are most impressed. They suggest PVA wood glue for lots of jobs, cheap and wn't glue your fingers together. You can dilute it with water or use it full strength. It can always be "undone" nagain which is great if used in restoration jobs.
Joan Mc
5:29 AM on January 28, 2013 
This looks great.
Adele Wallace
2:20 PM on January 27, 2013 
Hi jill and the grate is home made it was orinally a bracelet i bought in spain last year so i dismantled it and glued the shape i wanted, the little grill above is also parts from the same bracelet. The red coal is little berries that were coated in frost from a bunch of flowers from xmas and a few black necklace beads dotted around.
10:04 AM on January 27, 2013 
This looks fantastic and well worth all the hard work. Did you make the grate as well? I'm also intrigued to know what you've used for the coals.
Adele Wallace
7:17 AM on January 27, 2013 
Lally i am a bit of a disaster when it comes to gluing. I actually superglued my two fingers together when finishing this piece, mind you lesson learnt as i bought six packs glue out of cheap shop near home and the tube i was using was full of air, hardly any glue in it and what little there was raced out all over my fingers haha. So in future i think i will stick to buying reputable superglue lol .
7:13 AM on January 27, 2013 
Lovely job, Adele! You can use Blue tack pushed against a piece to hold it while it sets, so I have read!
Adele Wallace
6:51 AM on January 27, 2013 
Thanks wendy stephen had great fun doing it and surprised myself as i didnt have much confidence to start as to how i would get an authentic looking brick finish lol .
Adele Wallace
6:49 AM on January 27, 2013 
Thank you julie the kettle was in the house when i was given it so i was lucky there.
5:25 AM on January 27, 2013 
Love it, Adele! That's a cute kettle, too.
Wendy Stephen
5:13 AM on January 27, 2013 
Excellent piece so detailed it will look great in any house :-)
Adele Wallace
5:27 PM on January 26, 2013 
Thank you Joan its not perfect but sure its meant to be old so think i can get away with it. Might put a few other wee bits to it as i have lollypop stick painted black above the bar grills so hopefully put metal swing arm so i can hang the kettle from it lol. I hopre you are having a lovely weekend Joan
5:23 PM on January 26, 2013 

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