I Built a Fireplace For Christmas once!

Fireplace made by Gloria Faye Brown Bates
@GrannyGee (3517)
Louisburg, North Carolina
December 15, 2022 8:04pm CST
I love this photo of the fireplace I built several years ago. It was more beautiful than the photo. Would you believe I built in several hours? No experience? Amazing, right? What would say if I told you ... you can do it too? Okay ... get 100 bricks, mortar mix ... no, I am just kidding! This is a fireplace you can build without messing up your hands, without lifting anything heavy. Simply get you a bunch of liquor boxes all the same size ... tape them all with masking tape in the shape you want for a fireplace. Paint all the color you want ... then outline your bricks by painting your mortar. I had an electric heater that looked like a fireplace fire burning ... I placed it inside the opening where a fire would be ... you could put electric candles or whatever you want there. I painted each brick to look more realistic. When I turned the heater on ... oh my, it fooled one's eye into thinking it was a real fireplace. I decorated the mantle , turned on the Christmas tree ... the room was cozy, beautiful ... underneath the trees were beautiful presents wrapped with bows. You just let your imagination guide you ... and in a short time you can have a fireplace!
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Dec 22
You did a good job, it's a beautiful fireplace.
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@GrannyGee (3517)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
18 Dec 22
It was wonderful!
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Dec 22
@ptrikha_2 (45617)
• India
16 Dec 22
That's something unique and truly looks like a real Fireplace. May be this can inspire other people here as well.
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@GrannyGee (3517)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
18 Dec 22
I hope so. I saw a picture of one and my imagination went to work!
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@ptrikha_2 (45617)
• India
19 Dec 22
@GrannyGee And in a big N inspiring way !!
@Ronrybs (17957)
• London, England
16 Dec 22
A nice bit of home decorating!
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@GrannyGee (3517)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
18 Dec 22
Thank you! It was so beautiful!
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