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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern.
Plus furniture and accessories.

Issue 14 (September 2012)

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!