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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