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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My New Faux Fireplace

We have a new faux fireplace!  H has been sawing, nailing and painting all week!  Isn't she a beauty!

H made the fireplace from 2 ornate bedrails that I bought at a yard sale...a 53" piece of  2x12...and a piece of 1x8.  The bedrails were 2.50 for both and with the additional lumber, paint, and nails, it was about $30.

H cut the rails into 4 pieces....1 for each side and he put the two small pieces together to make the top of the mantle.

I have decorated with some of my picture frames...

You will remember this one that I bought last month at an estate sale for $3. 

I added some oval frames...

and some candle sticks.

I have some luggage that I painted white...yes, you heard me right...I painted it..not H!!!

I put a vintage ceiling light fixture in the center of  the frames to add a little more textUre.  This will be my "basic" decor for the faux fireplace.  I can add seasonal to the mantle without having to change everything out.

Now, I'm sure you are asking yourself "where did H put this new fireplace"  Well, I am getting ready to decorate the room and show you!  Be back soon!

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54 comments:

  1. PENNY!!!

    You are killing me with these fire places!! LOL!! It is the one things that I have no room for in my house!!

    It is so grand!! Beautiful!! H has done a wonderful job and he truly is a keeper!! Joe is good but unfortunately, not handy. This is where I miss my Dad so much because he was able to build anything. After all, he built houses!!

    Now you have me wondering where you have put it and what the room will look like!! I know it will be spectacular but curiousity is going to kill me!! LOL!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Oh Penny....fantastic!!! It looks very very beautiful. The frames and the suitcases are such shabby...amazing! I' m looking forward to seeing the next!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  3. PENNY PENNY PENNY!!! Is there no stopping you? A Woman with a mission! I need to get your autograph so I can say, "I knew her when"!!♥

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  4. Hi Penny,

    I love the details on the bottom of the fireplace and how it flares out! Great Job!

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  5. My cousin made one of these for her family room and it looks stunning! We are finishing our basement... I will have to convince my hubby we should make one down there :)

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  6. What a creatige eye you have. My favorite is the ceiling light fixture "framed". It is beautiful. I will be pinning this on my Wickedly White board!

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  7. This turned out over the top GORGEOUS!!!
    Beautiful addition to an already beautiful room!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  8. Awesome idea, love your decor! NeeCee at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh my goodness! I guess if you can't have the real thing, fake it! I likeee :)

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  10. Awesome! I did a faux-erplace a while back and it's still on of my most commented on items in my home. Yours looks simply lovely!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  11. You and hubby are so very creative and have such great vision! I LOVE this and only wished I could look at the pieces and see what you see!!! Love all the frames surrounding it too! Can't wait to see what room you put this in and how you are going to decorate around it...I can only imagine how beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - did I say gorgeous???? What talent you have! Happy Thursday from the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  13. Wow, this is simply gorgeous! WELL DONE!

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  14. Beautiful and creative!! take care, Darlene

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  15. Love the suitcase idea in the fireplace.

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  16. Great job on the fireplace.. I do love a fireplace.
    Jeannie

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  17. wow just divine! I love every element.

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  18. How clever! I have a bare wall that's just been crying out for a fireplace, but I'm not about to install a real one. Love this idea! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  19. That is really neat ! I love the white suitcases and frames..xo

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  20. how clever!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop your participation is what makes it so much fun. Hugs!

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  21. What a cute fireplace. I especially love your use of frames. I love frames. Can't wait to see the rest of the room.
    Bev

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  22. So creative! I love all the decor around it as well!
    sandy :)

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  23. Thank you kindly for boot scootin’ on over to the Old Time Party to share your fireplace! I want one now!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  24. Beautifully done! I've been wanting to do a faux fireplace in my house too.

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  25. Now, THIS is one fancy fireplace. Really pretty...great job.
    Over from Craftberry...

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  26. Wow, what a GRAND fireplace! I love it! I love vintage and the details on the frames are amazing. Awesome job!

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  27. Fabulous Penny! Love the frames and the addition of the light fixture is such a unique idea! You will have so much fun with this for the holidays. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. Your new faux fireplace is gorgeous!! The frames are all spectacular!!! Love the $3 find but really all of it is spectacular.
    Ruth

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  29. Hi Penny, You did a fabulous job.
    This is so cute. I love how you distressed your frames too.
    Good job!

    ~Liz

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  30. That is really great Penny. What a super way to repurpose old things. Pamela

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  31. Amazing! Now you have a mantel to decorate!

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  32. Very nice!! I love my faux fireplace!!

    Take care,
    Nonny
    www.notionsfromnonny.com

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  33. Great idea and I love those frames within frames! I have a "thing" about art, but I am crazy about frames. Your oval ones are fabulous!

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  34. Looks wonderful, and I love the frames you decorated with.
    Saw you sharing at It's Party Time.
    Debbie :)

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  35. Penny - Everything you do is so amazing. I just love your house. Blessings to you, Patti

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  36. Very pretty Penny! You did a lovely job! Thank you for sharing at TTF!

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  37. What a deal. Those bed rails were a steal. I like the way you painted the suitcases and the surroundings. Can't wait to see what the room looks like. I hope H got coffee in bed for all of his hard work.

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  38. Hi, Penny, Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Linda

    Penny, I still have your pillow. I lost your address.... help...

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  39. That is brills. Way to go!

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  40. Penny, thank you for adding this awesome fireplace to Homa Style's link party. It's absolutely incredible! I'm pinning this one! Love the suitcases too!

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  41. What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  42. Very lovely!
    I like how you think. Such a creative use of wood.

    via Tweak it Tuesday.

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  43. Great redoux!! Love the final product. You will have so much fun decorating this!

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  44. I Love Love LOVE this idea. I'm house shopping, and while a lot of the homes have fireplaces, they're usually in the livingroom. I'm a little spoiled by my current place and its beautiful bedroom fireplace. How will I do my french/country bedroom without a mantel!? Like you did! How perfect! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2013/sweet-sharing-monday-40/

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  45. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow for a special hop and a giveaway announcement! :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-homeacre-hop-9.html

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  46. Beautiful! I love the picture frames they have so much detail! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  47. Very pretty! I love the frames inside the frame too! Thanks for linking up & sharing @ DearCreatives.com Hope you are having a great week. & hope to see you again soon!

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  48. Penny, your faux fireplace is amazing!! Wow, it looks beautiful! So creative, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful weekend.
    HUGS
    Kathy

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  49. Hi, Penny, I featured your amazing project of making a fireplace mantel. Wow. Nice. Take care, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-9.html

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  50. Hi Penny! Wow! Looks fabulous gal!! So vintage shabby and wonderful!
    We have a fireplace, but it is gas, and we have a large picture window above it...one day I hope to add a mantle. For now, the window sill is our mantle!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  51. This is so great!! I'm featuring it tonight on MMM!

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  52. So pretty Penny!! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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