Well hello there. I really hope all is well with you, and that you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! Ours was spent with some new but dear friends here in Japan. It was the kind of relaxed, comfortable fun that everyone hopes for.
I love having people over, not only because I enjoy their company but because of the motivation I find to clean and decorate. The Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Officer and I were discussing possibilities for places to hang our stockings for Christmas. He remembered seeing plans for a faux fireplace on the Ana White's blog - and I instantly fell in love.
I'm thankful that we are able to live on base in military housing, but these town homes are basically big white boxes. Everything is white - floors, walls, ceiling, appliances, closets- no character whatsoever...so my challenge is to bring in color and character in unconventional ways.
This faux fireplace accomplishes both!
So there we were - hammering, sanding, cooking Thanksgiving dinner...at one point I running from the kitchen to the backyard - drying cornbread and painting at the same time. Wednesday night we brought it in and the Officer installed it - anchoring it into the wall with a couple of screws.
You can find the tutorial for this faux fireplace at Ana's blog here.
This fireplace was pretty easy to build - and the added touch of chalkboard paint provides some whimsy. So what do you think? Where do you hang your stockings if you don't have a fireplace? Hope you're all having fun decorating!!