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Friday, November 26, 2010

Affordable Home Decor Projects for Newlyweds


There are so many ways to be creative and give your living space a touch of your personality, without breaking the bank. Some are easy, while others may require a little more skill. With that being said, I want to share the start of a project I am doing in my own home.

I have lived in my home for about 4 1/2 years. I have always wanted to create a faux fireplace in my dining room. For the past 4 1/2 years I have had a ficus tree painting on my walls. I recently painted over it and gave my dining room a fresh coat of paint. The color I painted with is very similar to the color it was before. No worries, the theme is going to be entirely different when I am finished.

I was going to do more of a faux painting for the entire fireplace, but then got to thinking how nice it would be to mix it up with some wood, plaster, and paint....I love mixed media and what a great way to create it.

This first part of our process was of course repainting the dining room. That has been completed. Now we are ready to move on the the creation of the fire place. I am so excited!!

I knew before even painting where my fireplace would be located. Take a look at your space and decide where you want to place it. Once this is decided, take measurements to see what the width of the piece will be as well as the finished height. Our fireplace mantel will be 5' wide and 5' high. Yours can be larger or smaller depending on what fits in to your space.



We made a trip to our local hardware store. We looked at all of our wood options to create the fireplace mantel and the sides. There is a lot to choose from. It is just a matter of what you like and how much you want to spend. This part is really up to you.



The top board of our mantel is going to be Select Pine. It is going to be approximately 5' x 1" x 66" . The board that will be flat up against the wall is also Select Pine. It will be approximately 1" x 48", not entirely sure of the length yet.



The decorative piece that will be attached under the top board and against the flat wall, is a piece of crown molding. There are many styles and thicknesses to choose from. I wanted to go with wider piece, but you might decide the thinner is better for you. This too is a matter of preference.



Next we looked at our options for the wood that would frame out the sides of the fire place. We ended up with a door framing set that will be the sides of our fireplace, including the decorative pieces that will be placed near the floor.

The next step in our process will be making the cuts and then assembling it on the wall.

More will come on this project as it proceeds!

Amy
Bridal Hangers

1 comment:

Philippines properties said...

This is really perfect for a newly weds.

Paula M

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