|I had all these left over squares of bluefoam from the tombstones I cut out lying around. I thought I could build a stone wall but did not have enough. So I settled on a faux fireplace for the Warden's Quarters.|
|I first laid out some some spare peg board.
I arranged the squares on the peg board in a pattern I thought that
resembled an old fireplace. It took me a while. Once I got it down I
painted the board black and shaped the blocks.
|I sanded and warped the blocks the same way
I did for the tombstones. I even used the same tombstone grey paint.
Once they dried I glued them down with Liquid Nails. When I looked at
it at a distance the black showed thru too much. So I spackled some of
the seams to look like cement.
|What is a fireplace without a mantle?
Luckily I had a piece of blue foam that was slightly larger than
the fireplace. I used a wood graining tool to achieve an old wood
mantle. After it dried I glued it to the board and the top of the
fireplace blocks with Liquid Nails. It's light enough to stay into
place and I am able to put small objects on top.
|Here is the finished product. For some
details I sponged black paint onto the blocks near the hearth. I
laid a piece of one inch foam underneath on the ground. Other ideas I
had was to glue assorted bones into the stones. Some added features for
the future I would rig either some faux flames or those lighted logs.
Here is a pic of it in the Warden's Quarters.
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