“When you’re 20 you care about what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks and when you turn 60 you realize that no one was thinking about you in the first place” Winston Churchill
When my local Fusion paint retailer mentioned that ROYCYCLED Papers was having a decoupage contest and suggested that I enter.
Every excuse that I have used in the past came roaring through my head. You’ll never win….Its too expensive to enter….you’ll probably forget, (I mean honestly who needs to worry about anyone else when I can do an awesome job at self sabotage myself) however, right after those excuses came I can build, I can DIY, I am creative, and the biggest one of all GOD is on my side…”WHY NOT!” I blurted out ” I’ll do it!” before I could talk myself out of it I was excited and ideas came flooding through my head. I grabbed a few of the papers that she sold and got to work.
I have been making a few of these faux fireplaces lately and they have turned out pretty well. So I decided that I would use one as my canvas for the papers.
I also knew that I wanted to use some of the new Christmas Moulds that IOD had just introduced so after some searching around I found the “Boughs of Holly” moulds in Tomball, TX.
I started with a sheet of 3/4″ plywood cut to 4′ x 4′ and attached everything to that using a bradnails and liquid nails.
I used a 1x 12 for the top cut to 4′ and (2) 1x 10 cut to 3′ for each side.
I had scrap shiplap from my shiplap wall project. I had purchased these bundles at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
I also picked up the mantle and the decorative hearth? Is that what its called? I don’t know all I know is that it is a piece of very wide base board that I turned upside down. Check out my build from my YouTube channel and you can see how I put it together.
I don’t mean to give away the ending but I didn’t win :-(. LOL…I don’t even mind, really. It was so much fun and I can’t wait for the next one. I learned how to decoupage….well kinda. I am still learning, but I stepped outside of my comfort zone and now I am hooked! Isn’t it great!
If you have any questions ask away. I am sure that I missed a few things. Until the next project…Have a great week!
Lots of Love,