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Yesterday as I stared into the Mini House, which I do with alarming frequency, the thought occurred to me, "There is too much wood. The fireplace needs to be white."
The little fireplace was the very first thing I bought, before the Mini House was even built. It is clearly a fireplace, but that's about the best thing I can say about it. Although I bought it an antique store, it was less than $5.00 so I wasn't concerned about depriving the world of a priceless artifact should this project go horribly wrong, as they sometimes do. (See my post "The Sofa Debacle.")
First I sanded it down.
Then I painted the whole thing white. It was a big improvement, but I felt that more could be done.
Somewhere in my dollhouse travels, I picked up a furniture kit - I think it was to build a shaker dry sink - that didn't have any instructions, but I thought I could figure it out. Wrong! But I'm not sorry, because now I have dozens of tiny pieces of wood that keep coming in handy. I played around with some of them until I got an arrangement that I liked...
...and then threw another couple of coats of white paint over the whole thing, and I'm now much happier with it.
Easiest project ever!
I added the gold fireplace thingies and some cinnamon sticks for logs. I think it will look good in the bedroom, instead of the parlor where it has been up until now.