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Make It - Custom Fireplace for Dolly by Shanni Schafer


Sometimes things aren't good enough for Dolly. She's special!!! Here I give my dolly the custom fireplace she's been wanting. Took about an hour. Gee! That's 90 minutes in 3/4 scale land or two hours in the 1/2 scale world! Ha ha ha! Almost like a half hour remodel show on tv! How do they do that???


Grand Fireplace Remodel



Make - It!

I started with this awesome little 3/4 scale Donna Lee fireplace....




I bought some cheap wood planks, thin thin dowels and 1/2" mirrors at the craft store.... 



Using a gold pen I outlined the mirrors.



I cut down a plank and the dowels for the size needed. They go on the back of the fireplace.




I stained them to match the wee fireplace.


I glued the dowels to the sides of the plank...




and used removeable 2-sided tape to attach the mirrors to the plank 

(just in case I want to change them).



I taped one little mirror to the fireplace's mirror....



to give it a kind of deco look!



With removable 2-sided tape I taped the two together.

I like to leave these vintage pieces unharmed, especially when they're in such good shape!

Hence the double sided tape.



I hope the dolly is happy now! Geeze Dolly! You sure can be demanding!




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