Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mod Fireplace

I've been working on making a mod hanging fireplace for the 70's A-frame that I'm working on. I hope it will look something like this:
 
 


As you may know, I'm a little bah humbug about the commercialism of Christmas, but there is one good thing: cheap Christmas ornaments that you can make miniatures out of.

I found this ornament for 88 cents.

 
Cut the end with the hole off. Then filed and sanded the edges smooth.

  Then I cut a piece of PVC pipe my husband had laying around.  It wasn't easy getting the angle just right. Then I glued them together.
 
 
I will hang like this.  I will paint the inside a flat black and add some logs.  I'm contemplating making it light up.  I'm not sure what color the outside will be.  Probably orange.  I'm pleased how it is turning out
 

14 comments:

  1. Awesome! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  2. Awesome idea! Here in The Netherlands there are not such ornaments available :(! It is such a pity, if they were here I definitely could use some of these.
    Ilona

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  3. That looks perfect! I would never have seen the potential in the ornament, but now I can't stop contemplating what else you could make from the pieces. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Looking good. I love it when our mind sees something totally new and different in an object. Can't wait to see the finished result.
    Véronique

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  5. This is great!! Looking forward to see more =) Hannah

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  6. Very clever! Can't wait to see the result.

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  7. what an awesome idea, Cyd! Love it! I think that is going to look totally rad when done.

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  8. Hi there, this is a great idea. I love seeing when people find ingenuitive solutions to difficult problems like this!

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  9. OMG that is so cute, if I ever get a break from making jewelry, I want to make a modern dollhouse or at least a room box :)

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  10. I love how your brain works. Great eye. It looks awesome. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

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