A Faux Fireplace With Chalkboard

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
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If you're like me and don’t have a fireplace or mantel to hang your stockings on this year, you're  probably looking for a great holiday décor idea to use. Well, I've got the best Christmas decoration idea here for making a faux fireplace using an old curtain. This is must have Christmas decor for anyone without a fireplace.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
I used one panel of an old curtain, the curtain rod, chalkboard spray paint, chalk, and some household items like books, a plate and a cup.

I had previously cut down my curtain rod to be the exact size of the single curtain panel.

Step 2: Spray Paint
I spray painted my fabric, mostly because I had leftover chalkboard spray paint from making a thanksgiving project. If I did this project again I would probably buy regular chalkboard paint so I could get cleaner edges. But this worked, too.

Step 3: Tracing
After my fabric dried (about 20 minutes), I used a rectangular shaped book, a dinner plate, and a glass cup to make the fireplace design.
It was so much easier tracing the shapes than it would have been to try and draw it freehand.
I was inspired by traditional Georgian and Regency fireplaces. There are thousands of pictures of fireplaces online to use as inspiration.
I freehand drew a fire in the middle. I think it looks pretty cute, and no need to worry about my toddler burning herself on this.
Step 4: Hang It Up

After I drew my fire, I hung up the canvas with a curtain rod. Then I decorated the area with stockings, a rug, and some comfy pillows. Now this looks like the place for umy family to cuddle and hang out together.
It came out so cute. And I can erase it and use this for many other things with the kids.
Suggested materials:
  • Curtain
  • Chalk paint
  • Chalk
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  • DEBBIE DEBBIE on Dec 22, 2016
    Couldn't you just use a black sheet?

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