This week I've not finished anything, although I have got a lot of half/nearly finished projects! As I was raking around in the shed I came across this tompe l'oiel (fake) fireplace that I had painted for my daughters bedroom in our old house. She wanted a focal point in her bedroom as the original fireplace had been taken out (not by us I hasten to say!) As we had some hardboard and lengths of wood in store this is what I came up with....
In a different light. The backboard has been painted with a tile effect with cracks and nibbles painted into the tiles. It used to have a 'hearth' made from the back of a sideboard which I painted black to look like granite. Unfortunately HH cut it up for firewood (in his defence he didn't know I still wanted it) Daughter used to put candles in the front and with some fairy lights in a bowl made it look very cosy in her bedroom. The other trompe l'oiel that I have painted since being in my little cottage is here I also have some cactus for sale that are here which you can see in the above picture on top of the mantlepiece.Just email me if interested.
On a completely different craft subject...a cross stitch picture, or the begining, it's part of a larger item. Got you interested eh? I'm aiming to finish it in the next couple of days. Unfortunately I don't have an update on the quirky quilt as it's not been touched this week.
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